How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Colorado
APPLYING FOR A REPLACEMENT REGISTRATION CARD
You can apply for a replacement registration card if your card is lost, stolen, or damaged by bringing the following documents and visiting your county motor vehicle office:
- Proof of insurance.
- Driver's license.
- If your current registration card has been damaged, attach the damaged card to the application.
- Pay the duplicate registration fee, currently $2.20.
APPLYING FOR A REPLACEMENT LICENSE PLATES
If one or both of your license plates are lost, stolen, or damaged, you must apply for replacement plate(s) immediately. You can obtain replacement plates in person. For damaged plates, follow these steps when visiting your county motor vehicle office:
- Complete the Affidavit for Lost or Stolen License Plates.
- Bring the damaged plate(s) with you, if you still have them.
- Bring your valid Colorado driver's license. If you do not have a driver's license or ID card, others here may be acceptable.
- If your current address differs from the one the Colorado DMV has on file, you must also provide proof of ownership of the vehicle (a copy of your title or registration card), along with a police report, if your license plates were stolen.
- Pay the appropriate duplicate license plate fee, which varies depending on whether you have regular, special interest, or personalized plates. Contact your county motor vehicle office for the exact amount.
APPLYING FOR REPLACEMENT LICENSE PLATE STICKER(S)
If your vehicle's year sticker is lost, stolen or damaged, you are required to obtain a replacement sticker.
- Bring your valid Colorado driver's license and registration card.
- Pay the appropriate fee. Contact your county motor vehicle office for the exact amount.
- Submit the application at your county motor vehicle office.