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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Non-Motive Power Vehicles
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:
Collection of License Fees
|$2.20||Emissions (diesel only)|
|$0.50||Colorado Title and Registration System(CSTARS)|
|$0.50||Motorist Insurance Database|
|$2.00||Emergency Medical Services|
|$1.50||County Road Bridge|
|$1.00||Peace Officers Standardized Training|
|Remainder||State Highway User Fund|
SB09-108 Registration Fee Increase
|2,000# & under||$22.50||$25.75||$29.00|
|2,001 – 5,000#||$32.00||$36.50||$41.00|
|5,001 – 10,000#||$39.50||$45.25||$51.00|
|10,001 – 16,000#||$51.50||$58.75||$66.00|
|16,001 & over||$55.00||$63.00||$71.00|
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.