New Resident Vehicle Registration

Licensing an Out of State Vehicle by New Residents (Click here for checklist)

If you are a new resident to our state you will need the following documents to register your vehicle:

  • A VIN verification must be completed by Air Care Colorado or any law enforcement agency.  These entities will provide the documentation needed. 
  • An emission test from an Air Care Colorado test station or diesel emissions,  if required
  • Proof of valid vehicle insurance - must be Colorado insurance, and effective the date you are registering your vehicle.
  • Title to the vehicle or, if the title is held by a lien holder, a photocopy of the title or current out of state registration, vehicles from non-titling states or foreign countries should contact our office at 303-464-5888 for registration requirements.
  • Lease agreement if vehicle is leased
  • Proof of sales tax paid if applicable; dealer invoice, showing proof of taxes paid or be collected.
  • To certify the weight of trucks weighing between 4501 and 10,000, lbs being registered for the first time in Colorado, residents must have this number visible on one of the following documents:

                 -Colorado state titles

                 -Out of state titles

                 -Manufacturer's Statement of Origin (MSO)

    A weight slip will still be required for trucks that have been modified over 300lbs. (House Bill 22-1388)