Renew Registration in Colorado

Need to renew your Colorado car registration? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Renewing Your Colorado Vehicle Registration

Renewing your registration is an easy process in Colorado, as you are given option of renewing in person, online or via mail.

Colorado allows drivers to renew their registration online, provided that they meet the certain state requirements. In order to register online, visit the Colorado DMV and follow the instructions given.

To renew your Colorado tag in person, you can visit any DMV office. You will also be required to present proof of an emission test certification (if applicable), proof of insurance, your vehicle’s VIN number, mileage and cash or check payment for the registration fee.

You are only eligible to renew your tag by mail if you’re out of state or can’t make it into an office. To renew by mail, complete instructions given on your renewal postcard (which you have received prior to your registration’s expiration) and mail the entire packet to the address given on the postcard.