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Motor Vehicle Registration
Our Motor Vehicle Division assists Arapahoe County residents only with registering vehicles and issuing license plates and tabs at four Motor Vehicle office locations

Please note that our office hours have changed to 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. for Motor Vehicle title and registration services. See our NEW Wait Times to plan your visit.

Our Services
Visit any of our four branch office locations to:

Save Time, Go Online!
 Renew Plates Online
Vehicle Registration Fee Estimate
Vehicle Registration
Fee Estimate

When to Register a Vehicle
All residents must register their vehicles within 60 days of purchase, and/or within 90 days of becoming a resident of Colorado. 

If you have financed a vehicle through a lender/bank or dealership, please allow up to 60 days after purchase before coming in to register the vehicle. This time is required for the dealer and the County to process your title documents. We will send a courtesy Title Complete postcard when your vehicle can be registered. Please contact us if you have not received the Title Complete Card within 55 days. 


Where to Register a Vehicle
You must register your vehicle in the county where you reside. If you do not reside in Arapahoe County, see locations in other counties

Initial registrations must be done in-person at a county motor vehicle office. 
Annual renewals may be done in-person, by mail, online or using our drop-off boxes at any branch. We send a courtesy renewal notice in the mail to customers; however, timely renewal of your registration is your responsibility. 

Taxes and Fees
The cost to register vehicles in the State of Colorado is based on age of the vehicle, weight, taxable value, purchase date, and type of license plate requested.

What to Bring
Every transaction to register a vehicle varies. Please call us at 303-795-4500 or visit www.colorado.gov/dmv to learn what you will need to bring. You may need:

More Information

Contact Us

Matt Crane
Matt Crane
Clerk and Recorder
Email

Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder

Motor Vehicle
Title and Registration 

Ph: 303-795-4500
Fx: 303-794-4625
TTY: 711

Aurora Branch
City Center Market
490 S. Chambers Road
Aurora, CO 80017
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Byers Branch
538 N. Highway 36
Byers, CO 80103
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m.- 4 p.m (Closed 12-1 p.m. daily)

Centennial Branch
Lima Plaza
6954 S. Lima Street
Centennial, CO 80112
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Littleton Branch
Administration Building
5334 S. Prince St.
Littleton, CO 80120
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

See our Driver's License Locations