Prior to registering a vehicle in Colorado, an enhanced emissions test may be required.
Prior to registering a vehicle in Colorado, Proof of Insurance for the vehicle you are registering is required.
When registering a vehicle for someone else, a Power of Attorney (POA) is required.
Colorado law (SB21-069) does not allow most vehicle owners (passenger vehicles, motorhomes, motorcycles) to transfer license plates to another vehicle, or keep their current license plate sequence on newly purchased vehicles without paying an additional fee.
Complete the following documentation:
In order to title and register the vehicle you must complete, sign, and provide all forms required for your transaction:
Please note: If the title or ownership document is from a state other than Colorado, the following may also be required:
If you sold or traded a vehicle as part of the purchase, keep your license plates. A pro-rated portion of the remainder of the registration fees may be credited toward new vehicle registration.
Temporary Tag/Transport of Newly Purchased Vehicle (C.R.S. 42-3-115, 2b)
If a vehicle purchase occurs outside of normal business hours (Saturday, Sunday, legal holiday, or between the hours of 5:00 PM – 8:00 AM), the vehicle buyer has up to 36 hours to drive the vehicle from the place where the seller(s) stored the vehicle to the place where the buyer(s) intends to store the vehicle without obtaining a temporary permit. The buyer must possess in the vehicle:
Custom documents are not required if a letter from the manufacturer indicates that the vehicle was manufactured to United States standards or proof is provided that the vehicle was previously titled in the United States. In addition to the above, titling a newly purchased vehicle will require proof of current VIN specific insurance. When registering a vehicle for someone else, a power of attorney will be required.
For further information, you may contact:
U.S. Customs Service
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20229