Vehicle Registration for Military Personnel

Resident Colorado Military Personnel

Emissions testIf you are a resident of the City and County of Denver currently serving in-state in the military, simply follow the same registration process outlined for new or used vehicle registration and registration renewals.

If you are stationed out of state and wish to register a purchased car in Colorado, the easiest way to do so is by calling the Colorado DMV. They will help walk you through specific steps to register your vehicle. You may contact them at (720) 865-4600.


Non-Residents Stationed in CO

If you’re an out-of-state military personnel who is actively stationed in Colorado, you may:
    1. Continue to renew your vehicle registration with your home state; or
    2. Register your vehicle in Colorado if you’re going to be in Colorado for an extended period of time following Denver's New Colorado Resident Vehicle Registration procedures.

Registration Renewal

Military personnel may choose to renew registration in the state from which they originally registered their vehicle or their current location. 

Emissions waivers and extensions

Military personnel who are temporarily out of state, may file for an emission extension. For rules and regulations on how to file and other special circumstances, visit the State of Colorado website.

 Denver Motor Vehicle Division Eliminates Credit Card Fee for Vehicle Owners

Beginning on January 1, 2015, the city eliminated the 2.7 percent service charge on credit card payments for drivers renewing their vehicle registration with the city. Read more...


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