County Offices and Courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of the President's Day Holiday. The Landfill will be open.
Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
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This tool may be used for estimates of first-time vehicle registration fees, including: road and bridge surcharges, ownership taxes, and license fees. This is an estimate and is only as accurate as the information provided. The estimate provided here will not be exact. If an exact price is needed a technician must confirm estimates in person at the Larimer County Clerk & Recorder Motor Vehicle office. Estimates will not be provided by phone or email.
The calculator cannot be used to estimate registration renewal fees.
Colorado Motor Vehicle registration fees are determined by many factors and are subject to change.
Camper Trailer: A camper trailer is a wheeled vehicle without motive power, which is designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle over the highways. It is commonly used for temporary living quarters or sleeping accommodations. This should not to be confused with a multipurpose trailer or “toy hauler”.
Multi-Purpose Trailer: A multi-purpose trailer is a wheeled vehicle without motive power, that is designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle over the public highways and is generally used for temporary living or sleeping accommodation and for transporting property wholly upon its own structure and is registered as a vehicle. This is also commonly called a “toy hauler”.
A multi-purpose trailer or toy hauler is divided into two parts; a living space in the front and a garage or storage area in the back. Some specialized multipurpose trailers are designed to carry livestock or horses.
Light Truck: Any motor vehicle equipped with a body designed to carry property and which is commonly used to carry and transport cargo over the public highways. These vehicle types can range anywhere from common pickup truck to a heavier cargo van. If a passenger van has the rear seats removed and is used to carry cargo, it is also classified as a light truck.
Motorcycle: A motorcycle is a motor vehicle that uses handlebars to steer and that is designed to travel on not more than three wheels in contact with the ground. This should not be confused with a low power scooter.
Motor Home: A unit specifically designed to provide temporary living quarters permanently attached to a motor vehicle chassis or cutaway van. A motor home must contain at least four of the following facilities:
Passenger: A passenger vehicle is used primarily to carry people. It may have two or four doors, a hatchback or station wagon. SUV type vehicles are classified as passenger vehicles. A passenger vehicle does not generally include vehicle types that contain a separate bed in the back designed to carry cargo.
Utility Trailer: Any wheeled vehicle without motive power, which is designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle and which is generally and commonly used to carry and transport personal effects, articles of household furniture, loads of trash, and rubbish over the public highways.
Vehicle Year: Enter the year of your vehicle in the space below then choose next.
Taxable Value Decision - The “Taxable Value” is an amount used exclusively by the State of Colorado to calculate registration fees. If you have received a Title Complete Notice in the mail or have some other Colorado State document showing the Taxable Value it should be used in this program in order to accurately generate your estimate.
MSRP: The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price or “window sticker” price is required in order to provide your registration estimate. If you don’t know your vehicle’s MSRP there are several sources for this information. This number might be located on your ownership documents but likely will be obtained from some other source. The MSRP can be found online or may be obtained by contacting your automobile dealer or bank. Some online sources such as Kelly Blue Book, or NADA can be used to find this information. Be as accurate as possible, incorrect information will impact the accuracy of your estimate.
Enter your MSRP in the space below then choose next.
Taxable Value: The Taxable Value can be found on your title complete card or other Colorado State issued document.
Enter the Taxable Value in the space below then choose next.
Fuel Type - Choose the correct fuel type below then choose next.
Weight The correct empty weight of your vehicle is required in order to provide your registration estimate. The weight needed is the empty weight of the vehicle in pounds. This is not the same as the gross vehicle weight or the gross vehicle weight rating. This number may be located on your ownership documents but likely will be obtained from some other source. Some online sources such as StreetSpecs.com, Kelly Blue Book, or NADA can be used to find this information. This information may also be obtained by contacting your automobile dealer. Be as accurate as possible, incorrect information will impact the accuracy of your estimate.Use the empty weight rounding up to the nearest hundred pounds. Example Empty weight 4726 pounds = 4800.
Length: The length is measured in feet and does not include the towing gear such as tongue or goose neck or the rear bumper if so equipped.
Enter the length in the space below then choose next.
New Purchase or New Resident - Are an existing Colorado resident who has recently purchased a vehicle or are you a new resident to Colorado?
Purchase Date - Enter the date the vehicle was purchased in the space below then choose next.
Residency Date - If you are a new resident to Colorado and your vehicle has been registered in another state previously, your residency date will be used here. This form can be used to help determine your residency date if you’re not sure what date to use. If you have not resided in Colorado long enough to meet the criteria on listed on the form then use the date you plan to visit our office.
Other important registration information for new residents to Colorado can be found here.
Enter your residency date in the space below then choose next.
Registration Date - This is the date you plan on coming into our office to complete your transaction. It’s important to use a correct date here in order to receive an accurate estimate as fees. Calculation of fees are determined by the month of registration for a full 12 months of service. Additional fees may accrue each month. Our office hours and locations can be found at the bottom of the page located here. Planned office closures can be found here.
Results Page - This fee estimate does not include any applicable sales tax or late fees. An additional $7.20 title fee should be added to this estimate. There may be additional requirements to register. Motorized Vehicles require proof of insurance and your vehicle may also need an emission test based on where you live. Vehicles arriving in Colorado from other states require a VIN Inspection. The fees provided are for regular license plates. Specialty plates require additional fees and may have additional qualifying requirements that must be met prior to plate issuance.
If you have any questions or suggestions for our estimator program please send us an email.