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Motor Vehicle Renewals

Renewing a Vehicle Registered in Colorado

To renew by mail:

  • Include proof of insurance if it is noted on your postcard renewal notice. ALL motor vehicle types MUST have insurance to be driven on Colorado highways. Prior to registration or renewal, owners of tax Class B and C vehicles (passenger, light truck, motorhome and motorcycle), must provide proof of insurance. Use this link for more information on Insurance Requirements.
  • Provide us with your new physical and mailing addresses if they have changed.
  • Include proof of emissions if it is noted on your postcard renewal notice.
  • Return the renewal card with payment in an envelope so that it will reach the County Clerk's Office before the last day of the grace period (one month after the expiration month). Checks should be made payable to the El Paso County Clerk and a driver's license number should be included on the check as well as the plate number being renewed.
  • Mail the renewal notice to: Motor Vehicle Department, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80907.

Additional information about registration renewal:

  • If moving from another county within the state of Colorado, emission requirements and fees may differ. Please contact the Motor Vehicle Office via email at for information.
  • If you did not receive your renewal card, the timely renewal of your registration is still your responsibility. Contact the County Clerk's Motor Vehicle Office via email at
  • You can renew your registration during the month prior to your expiration month, the month of expiration, or no later than the last day of the month following the expiration month.
  • El Paso County vehicle owners are required to pay an additional $25.00 late fee per month up to $100 on each vehicle registered after the one-month grace period as provided by C.R.S. 42-3-112 (SB09-108).