Motor Vehicle

Douglas County Motor Vehicle offices can only title and register vehicles of residents of Douglas County. If you do not live in Douglas County please contact the Motor Vehicle office for the County that you reside in.

Transferring License Plates: If you have recently sold a vehicle and the license plates for that vehicle are not yet expired, you may be able to apply the pro-rated portion of the ownership tax fee towards a new registration or renewal that is due.

You must bring in the license plates, registration and proof of sale for the vehicle that was sold. See Registering a Vehicle for additional information.


Douglas County Motor Vehicle Accepts Credit Cards

In an effort to make payments more convenient, all Douglas County Motor Vehicle offices accept credit cards as payment, as well as cash and personal checks.

In addition to the payment amount, each transaction will be subject to an administrative fee that covers the cost associated with providing this service. This fee is paid to a third party that provides these services for and thus is not revenue for the State or County.

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Colorado Senate Bill 09-108, an increase to vehicle registration late fees, became law on June 1, 2009. The new law requires a late fee assessment of $25 per month for every month past the one month grace period up to a maximum of $100. This fee is assessed in addition to renewal fees.   Late fee for trailers is a flat $10.00.  The legislation provides for NO EXCEPTIONS to these late fees.

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According to Colorado State Law, residents with out-of-state license plates must register their vehicle in Colorado within 90 days of residency even if the plates are not expired. You may anonymously report vehicles with out-of-state plates that are domiciled in Douglas County. Each report will be followed-up by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Vehicles with expired in- or out-of-state temporary tags may also be reported.