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Colorado License Plates

All registered vehicles in Colorado must display license plates. Colorado has standard-issue plates and a variety of special plates available, and many plate styles can be personalized. For more information and images of plates within each category, please click the category's thumbnail.


License plates that are no longer registered to a vehicle should be surrendered to your County Motor Vehicle Office for Proper destruction and recycling.  License plates should not be sold, given to another person/entity, or used for any purpose except to evidence the vehicle registration.


Helpful Links:

Report of Registered Vehicle by Plate Type
Personalized Plate Replacement

Affidavit for Lost or Stolen License Plate/Permits