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This information is intended to provide basic guidelines regarding the collection of sales and use tax, ownership tax, and license fees. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Motor Vehicle Department via email at email@example.com.
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The following table is intended to provide basic information regarding the collection of sales and use tax and reflects rates currently in effect. Owners may be subject to a different tax rate if the vehicle was purchased within the entity where they reside (Fountain, Manitou Springs, or Monument). Rates also may change based on the date the vehicle was purchased. Further information may be obtained from the Motor Vehicle Department.
**BRRTABaptist Road Rural Transportation Authority
*PPRTA is due if the address is located in El Paso County, cities of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Ramah, and Green Mountain Falls.
*PPRTA tax is not due if the address is located within the town limits of Calhan, Fountain, Monument, or Palmer Lake.
**BRRTA is due if the address is located in the town limits of Monument.
Ownership tax is a personal property tax based on the original taxable value (sticker price) of your vehicle. It is distributed to the various taxing entities in accordance with established mill levies.
Collection of Ownership Tax
Late fees may apply when a registration renewal is not completed within the designated time period. Visit the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles website for more information.
Motor VehiclesRegistration of a newly purchased vehicle is due within 60 days of purchase. Late fees will be applicable if the vehicle is not registered 61 days after purchase. Late fees are $25 per month, with the total amount not exceeding $100 (four months).
Renewal of your motor vehicle registration is due in the month of expiration. A grace period of one month after the expiration is allowed. This grace period does not apply to temporary permits. A late fee will be imposed on a registration renewal transacted after the one-month grace period. The late fee is $25.00 per month, with the total amount not exceeding $100 (four months).
Non-Motive Power VehiclesIncluded in this category are trailers, camper trailers, multipurpose trailers, trailer coaches and special mobile machinery, that weigh up to 16,000 pounds and are taxable. For any type of trailer, this is the empty weight.
The late fee on non-motive power vehicles is $10 total, effective July 1, 2010. When there are late fees accrued prior to that date, those fees are added to the late fees incurred after July 1, 2010. These late fees, however, may not exceed the limit of $100 total. Late fees on commercial vehicle trailers and farm vehicle trailers could be reduced or waived if these trailers have been idled for a full registration period.
The license fee is calculated based on the vehicle type and weight. This fee will always stay the same unless there is an increase in the fee through State legislation. This portion of your vehicle registration is distributed as follows:
Effective July 1, 2009
Exceptions: Collector plated vehicles (5-yr. registration) are charged the SB09-108 add-on fees for one year only & the fee increase for farm trucks/tractors is ½ of the amount listed above. The fees do not apply to vehicles (+50 yrs) with horseless carriage registration.
The filing fee is calculated based on size and type of document. This fee will always stay the same unless there is an increase in the fee through State legislation.
Type of Document
Per printed page up to 8.5 x 14 inch paper
Per printed page wider/longer than 8.5 x 14 inch paper