Calculation: Registration fees are based on the date of registration, weight, and taxable value.
Background: View the state’s registration fee sheet to help explain what the fees are and where they are distributed.
Fee estimator: Use the state’s fee estimator to calculate the amount due for first-time vehicle registrations.
Motor vehicles: State law requires a $25/month late fee (up to $100) for vehicles registered more than 60 days after the purchase date or renewed after the one-month grace period.
Trailers: State law may require an additional late fee for trailers that are subject to taxation and not registered when required by law.
If you are currently attempting to renew online or at a kiosk and have incurred a late fee for the period of March 1 through June 30, please make an appointment, mail in your renewal with the amount due minus the incorrect late fee, or visit your Arvada, Evergreen, Lakewood, or Littleton office during walk in hours; 7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Monday-Thursday.