Those new to Colorado must get new license plates within 30 days of establishing residency or employment. Out-of-state students and military personnel don’t have to get Colorado license plates if they have valid plates from their home state.

The county handles all motor vehicle registrations, mailing annual notices to remind residents to register. Car registration requirements include a valid emissions sticker, vehicle identification number verification, lien holder information, title, and current registration.

County Motor Vehicle Offices

Adams ……………………303-654-6010
Arapahoe………………..303-795-4500
Boulder …………………..303-413-7710
Broomfield ……………….303-464-5888
Denver …………………..303-376-2200
Douglas…………………..303-660-7440
Jefferson ………………….303-271-8100

Driver’s License

Colorado requires that new residents apply for a state driver’s license within 30 days of relocating. If your current driver’s license is valid, you’ll need to pass a brief written exam and eye test. Licenses must be renewed every five years. Out-of-state students and military personnel are not required to obtain a Colorado driver’s license if they have a valid home state license.

Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles

1881 Pierce St.
Lakewood, 80214
303-205-5600
www.revenue.state.co.us/mv-dir

Full-Service Offices

Aurora

14391 E. Fourth Ave
303-344-8400

Boulder

2850 Iris Ave.
303-442-3006

Denver

1865 W. Mississippi Ave.
303-937-9507

Longmont

917 S. Main St.
303-776-4073

Northglenn

500 Malley Drive
720-929-8636

Parker

17737 Cottonwood Drive
303-627-0985

Limited-Service Offices

Broomfield

5139 W. 120th Ave.
720-887-8396

 

Lakewood

1881 Pierce St.
303-205-5609

 

Littleton (Oakbrook Shopping Center)

311 E. County Line Road
303-795-5954