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Late Vehicle Registration Fees

Failure to register a vehicle on time results in a $25-per-month late fee after the 90-day period during which initial registration was required, up to $100 total.  Vehicle owners must pay the taxes and fees to register the vehicle and pro-rated taxes and fees from the date the vehicle should have been registered to the date the owner registered the car.  A supplemental unregistered vehicle fine may be imposed if a person is convicted of misdemeanor, knowingly failing to register a vehicle, within 90 days of becoming a resident of the state.

Vehicle Registration

The requirements for completing vehicle registration can be found here.  Vehicles in Colorado are registered for a 12‑month period, with registration expiring on the last day of the month of the 12‑month registration period.   Certain vehicles (utility trailers, special mobile machinery) qualify for a five‑year registration period.  Vehicles may be registered at intervals of less than one year to allow a multi‑vehicle owner's registrations to expire simultaneously.


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