Colorado Department of Revenue
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Registration Requirements


Registration Required

  • Within sixty days after purchase (42-3-103(1)(a) C.R.S.)
  • An owner of a foreign vehicle operated within this state (42-3-103(2) C.R.S.)
  • Every nonresident person who operates a business within this state and owns and operates in such business any motor vehicle trailer, semi-trailer, or trailer coach (42-3-103(3) C.R.S.)
  • Within forty-five days after the owner has returned to the United States (42-3-103(4)(b) C.R.S.)

What do I need to Register my vehicle?

  1. If the vehicle was titled in another state VIN verification must be completed. Please see Titling a Vehicle
  2. Title assigned in owner's name or current out of state registration.

*NOTE:   Registration exemptions may apply.  Contact your county motor vehicle office for details or to register your vehicle.