Colorado State DMV Announces Renewal Postcard Delay
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Renew your registration INSTANTLY!

Skip the line at the DMV!

The self-service DMV kiosk offers a fast and easy way to renew your vehicle tags. More than one million vehicles have been renewed at Colorado MV Express kiosks.


You don't need to take a number or sit and wait; the average transaction takes less than two minutes. After a successful renewal, a new registration document and license plate decal prints immediately.

Renew plates in 3 simple steps



Scan your renewal postcard or type your license plate number.

2. PAY

Pay your taxes and fees via card, check, or cash (select locations).



Your registration and tab prints on the spot, and you’re ready to go!

Who can use the DMV kiosk?

If you live in one of the following counties, you may use any Colorado MV Express kiosk in the state:

  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Archuleta
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Chaffee
  • Clear Creek
  • Custer
  • Dolores
  • Douglas
  • Eagle
  • El Paso
  • Fremont
  • Garfield
  • Gilpin
  • Grand
  • Jefferson
  • Kit Carson
  • La Plata
  • Larimer
  • Logan
  • Mesa
  • Montezuma
  • Morgan
  • Pueblo
  • Routt
  • Teller
  • Washington
  • Weld
  • Yuma

Before you visit


  • Your vehicle(s) must be registered in a participating county.
  • Your address must be correct on your renewal notice.
  • You must have proof of liability insurance on file (if indicated on your renewal postcard).
  • You must have a valid Vehicle Emission Inspection on file (if applicable).

If you meet all requirements shown above, you may renew your vehicle registration at any kiosk in the state!

Find a kiosk near you


You can renew anytime, starting in the month prior to your expiration month. There is late fee of $25 per month and back ownership taxes if you renew after your grace period has ended.


  • $3.00 - 3.95 per vehicle fee
  • 2.3 - 2.4% for credit/debit card; $0.50 charge for check

Learn more

Message from Colorado State DMV: Renewal Postcard Delay

As the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles works to implement Senate Bill 21-260 - Sustainability Of The Transportation System, a fee adjustment will need to be programmed into DRIVES, which will prevent renewal documents from being processed and mailed for December 2021.

As such, in accordance with current DRIVES County Governance Committee policy there will be no renewal reminder postcards or other monthly documents mailed in December.

January renewals will begin to go out sometime in mid-January. Due to the additional work needed, DPA will have to process the January files (February expirations) in conjunction with other projects and this may force a delay of up to two weeks before those files are fully processed and mailed. Neither DPA nor the Department will be able to track the records or files until they are entered into the DPA production lines.

For more information, please call Vehicle Services at 303-205-5608 or email


“That was the easiest tab renewal I’ve ever done.”

“A kiosk where you can pay and renew your tab…pretty awesome.”

"This thing is incredible. So easy and quick."

“Love the new kiosk! In & out in 2 minutes!!”

As part of Senate Bill 16-138, the Colorado DMV has been a full partner with Colorado counties in this self-service kiosk pilot program for motor vehicle registration renewal.