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Vehicle registrations delayed by COVID shutdowns


Last updated 1/26/2021 at 2:11pm

Due to COVID-19-related shutdowns or reduction in operations, there may be significant delay in state or county Motor Vehicle offices performing vehicle titling or registration activities, manufacturing of license plates and registration products as evidence of registering vehicles.

Customers who purchased their license plates via or specialty license plates at your County Clerk’s Office will experience significant delays in those license plates being produced and mailed to them.

This may result in vehicles being operated by the owner:

With an expired temporary registration permit;

With an expired license plate not displaying a current year and/or month validation tab;

Without a license plate affixed to this vehicle.

To address this, the Division of Motor Vehicles has created a letter that county clerks and recorders can issue to customers to provide to law enforcement explaining the situation, if needed.

The DMV encourages Coloradans to use its online services whenever possible. At, Coloradans can access dozens of online DMV services, including license and ID card renewals, vehicle registration renewals, paying a traffic ticket, motor vehicle records, first-time vehicle registration and many more. 

Almost 20 DMV online services are available on the myColorado™ app, available on Android and iOS devices.


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