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The price tag of a vehicle might be cheap, but its maintenance may become costly if the issues were not discovered at the onset. Save money by reviewing a car’s history before buying it. offers free license plate lookup that will reveal past ownership, title information, liens, odometer reading and salvage records. Search license plates registered in the state of Colorado:

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Colorado DMV is another good source of vehicle information. You may inquire by contacting: (303) 205-5600. Other ways of contacting the agency can be found in the Contact Us page.

Colorado License Plates & Placards

A non-registered vehicle can be registered in the state within 60 days after purchasing. New residents have 90 days to register their vehicles, while owners who have just returned to the country have 45 days. The Division of Motor Vehicles under the Colorado Department of Revenue issues license plates with a serial format of three letters and three numerical digits. Less populous states often follow this format or its variants. Additionally, Colorado vehicles must have two plates displayed, one plate on the front and another on the rear.

To apply for duplicate/replacement plates and tabs, visit the Lost/Stolen Driver License, Permit or ID Card page.

Types of Washington License Plates

There are five (5) types of license plate being issued in the state of Colorado. Keep in mind the requirements for each style of plate.

Colorado DMV is also offering personalized plates. Fill out the corresponding application form of your chosen license plate style, then mail it to:

Department of Revenue
Vehicle Services Unit
P.O. Box 173350
Denver, Colorado 80217-3350

Once your request has been approved, you will receive notification about the fees and related information.

Transferring of License Plates in Colorado

You must meet the state’s requirements to transfer a license plate between two vehicles. Request a plate transfer as you apply for a title or vehicle registration. Read the FAQs – Registration page for more information about license plate transfer.

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Buying a used car in Colorado?  Don’t make a costly mistake. Run a Free License Plate Lookup for your Colorado-registered vehicle!

  1. Check for accidents. Every year, approximately 6.0 million automobile accidents are reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  2. Check for title brands. Flood, hail-damage, and salvage titles are examples of critical title brands.
  3. Check for special purpose designations, including taxi-use, rental-use, or police-use.
  4. Check for thefts. Lookup a VIN to check for an active theft or previously recovered theft record.


Run a Free Colorado License Plate Lookup to uncover the full-story of your Colorado-registered vehicle.

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