Taxes and Fees

Registration Fees

Fees are based on the empty weight and type of vehicle being registered, C.R.S. 42-3-306

Specific Ownership Taxes
  • These taxes are based on the year of manufacture of the vehicle and the original taxable value which is determined when the vehicle is new and does not change throughout the life of the vehicle.
  • The specific ownership taxes you paid for a registration year are on the back of your registration receipt. 
  • Ownership tax is in lieu of personal property tax. Vehicles do not need to be operated in order to be assessed this tax.
  • The ownership tax rate is assessed on the original taxable value and year of service
  • Specific Ownership Tax Class Tables- Tax Class B, Tax Class C, Tax Class D and Tax Class F
FASTER Fees

Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation Economic Recovery (FASTER) fees (Road Safety and Bridge Safety) were created with Senate Bill 09-108.

Road Safety Surcharge - 43-4-804(1)(a)(I)                                   Bridge Safety Surcharge - 43-4-805(5)(g)

Vehicle                            Fee                                                       Vehicle                             Fee

Motorcycle                       $4.90                                                    Motorcycle                        $13.00

Motorscooter                    $4.90                                                    Motorscooter                     $13.00

Motorbicycle                    $4.90                                                    Motorbicycle                      $13.00

2,000 lbs or less               $4.90                                                    2,000 lbs or less                $13.00

2,001 - 5,000 lbs              $11.90                                                  2,001 - 5,000 lbs                $18.00

5,001 - 10,000 lbs            $16.90                                                  5,001 - 10,000 lbs               $23.00

Passenger Bus                 $25.90                                                  Passenger Bus                    $29.00

10,001 - 16,000 lbs         $25.90                                                 10,001 - 16,000 lbs              $29.00

16,001 lbs or more          $27.90                                                 16,001 lbs or more              $32.00

Farm Vehicle                 Fee                                                        Farm Vehicle                    Fee

2,000 lbs or less             $0.00                                                     2,000 lbs or less                $6.50

2,001 - 5,000 lbs            $0.40                                                     2,001 - 5,000 lbs               $9.00

5,001 - 10,000 lbs          $2.90                                                     5,001 - 10,000 lbs              $11.50

Passenger Bus                $7.40                                                     Passenger Bus                   $14.50

10,001 - 16,000 lbs        $7.40                                                    10,001 - 16,000 lbs             $14.50

16,001 lbs or more         $2.90                                                    16,001 lbs or more             $16.00

Payment
  • Cash
  • The following Counties accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover as payment options when titling and registering a vehicle
    •  Adams
    • Alamosa
    • Arapahoe
    • Archuleta
    • Baca
    • Boulder
    • Broomfield
    • Chaffee
    • Cheyenne
    • Clear Creek 
    • Conejos 
    • Costilla 
    • Custer
    • Delta 
    • Denver
    • Dolores
    • Douglas
    • Eagle
    • El Paso
    • Fremont
    • Garfield
    • Gilpin
    • Grand
    • Gunnison
    • Huerfano
    • Jackson
    • Jefferson
    • Kiowa
    • Kit Carson
    • Lake
    • Larimer
    • Las Animas
    • Lincoln
    • Logan
    • Mesa
    • Moffat
    • Montezuma
    • Montrose
    • Morgan
    • Otero
    • Ouray
    • Park
    • Phillips
    • Pitkin
    • Prowers
    • Pueblo
    • Rio Blanco
    • Rio Grande
    • Routt
    • Saguache
    • San Miguel
    • Summit
    • Teller
    • Washington
  • The following Counties accept Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express as a payment option when titling and registering a vehicle.  
    • Weld
    • Yuma
  • Additional counties may be added at later dates.  Please contact your County Motor Vehicle office for updated information.
Additional Questions

Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles Registration Fees Fact Sheet

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