Replacing a Lost Registration in Colorado
Compare Insurance Rates in 3 Easy Steps
1. Start Your Quote:
Those little pieces of paper are easy to misplace. If you've lost your registration card, or if it's been damaged or stolen, you can get a replacement by visiting your county's motor vehicle office with:
- Proof of car insurance
- Your driver's license
- Payment to cover the $2.20 replacement fee.
In Colorado, there's always a chance you might lose your plates trying to pull all-terrain moves your way to a remote trailhead. If you've lost a license plate, or if it has been damaged so badly you can't read it, you'll need to get new plates.
Go to your county office with the other license plate (or anything you have left), along with your driver license and registration to prove that you own the plates. The office will cancel your original plates and issue you new ones. Fees vary depending on county.
In most cases, a lost license plate is due to loose screws, but on certain occasions, theft is simply undeniable.
If you are sure that someone has stolen your plates, you must fill out an Affidavit for Lost or Stolen License Plates and take it to your county office, along with your driver license and registration card.
Other Topics in This Section
- Register Car
- Registration Renewal
- Registration & Insurance
- Replacing a Lost Registration
- RV & Motorhome Registration
- Custom Built Car Registration
- Boat Registration and Licenses
- Title Transfers
- Replacing a Lost Title
- Salvaged Vehicles
- Special Vehicles
- Drivers with Disabilities
- License Plates & Placards
- Smog & Emission Checks
Your Opinion Matters To Us!Send Feedback
We put a lot of effort into making our content helpful & accurate. Please let us know if you see something that isn't clear or correct; we are here to ease any frustrations you may have while navigating DMV topics. We are not a government agency, please reach out to your local DMV, insurance agent, or respective professional for further assistance on specific situations.