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    Motor Vehicle


    7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Contact Us

    100 Jefferson County Pkwy.
    Ste. 2540
    Admin and Courts Facility
    Golden, CO 80419-2540

    Motor Vehicle Switchboard

    Serves all Motor Vehicle offices Answered 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.


    100 Jefferson County Pkwy., Ste. 2540 Golden, CO 80419
    Fax: 303-271-8177


    6510 Wadsworth Blvd., #320 Arvada, CO 80003
    Fax: 303-421-8181


    4990 County Hwy. 73 Evergreen, CO 80439
    Fax: 303-674-6399


    2099 Wadsworth Blvd., #K Lakewood, CO 80214
    Fax: 303-202-1724


    11139 Bradford Rd. 80127 Littleton, CO 80127
    Fax: 720-497-7310

  • Motor Vehicle Fees

    Vehicle Registration Fees

    Registration Fees are based on the year, weight, taxable value and month of registration. This site cannot provide you with exact fees because the figures are not the same for all vehicles.

    Late Fees

    Learn about late fees.

    Miscellaneous Fees

    Learn about miscellaneous fees.

    Estimate Your Fees

    Registration fees are comprised of both LICENSE FEES and OWNERSHIP TAX.

    License Fees: These fees are based upon the age and weight of the vehicle. They can range from fifty (50) to several hundred dollars. The average LICENSE FEE for passenger vehicles and light trucks is approximately $125.00.

    Ownership Tax: Ownership tax is based on the age and TAXABLE VALUE of the vehicle. TAXABLE VALUE is a percentage of the MSRP (Manufacture Suggested Retail Price) or list price when new. See the percentages in the chart below. Take the TAXABLE VALUE times the percentage based on the age of the vehicle.

    Example: I purchase a passenger vehicle whose model year is last year. The original list price was $33,580. To estimate my fees, I take the list price x 85% x 1.5% and then add the license fee: 33580 x 85%= 28543 x 1.5%=428.15 + 125.00 = $553.15

    Taxable Value

    Passenger Vehicle = 85% of M.S.R.P. (Sticker Price)
    Light Truck = 75% of M.S.R.P. (Sticker Price)

    Year(s) of Service
    Manufacture year is first year of service





    5th - 9th

    2.1% of
    Tax Value

    1.5% of
    Tax Value

    1.2% of
    Tax Value

    0.9% of
    Tax Value

    0.45% of
    Tax Value

    10th and Greater - Minimum $3 per year


    Sales Taxes

    • State: 2.9 percent
    • RTD: 1.1 percent
      • Everyone in Jefferson County pays RTD
    • Arvada: 3.46 percent
    • Bowmar: - 0 -
    • Edgewater: 3.5 percent
    • Golden: 3 percent
    • Lakeside: - 0 -
      • If buyer and seller in Lakeside: 2.1 percent
    • Lakewood: 3 percent
    • Littleton: 3 percent
    • Morrison: 3.75 percent
      • If buyer and seller in Morrison: 3 percent
    • Mountain View: 3 percent
      • If buyer and seller in Mountain View: 4 percent 
    • Westminster: 3.85 percent
    • Wheat Ridge: 3 percent
    • Unincorporated: - 0 -
    • County: 0.50 percent (Collected if buyer and seller in Jeffco)
    • South Jeffco Special Tax District: 0.50 percent (Collected if Buyer and Seller in District)

     Payment Options

    • Cash, check or credit and debit cards accepted
    • Please make checks Payable to Jefferson County (no checks under $10 - dealerships exempt)
    • Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover are accepted - subject to additional convenience fee.
    • Payments by phone are not accepted.