As of 5/15/2020, Colorado Emissions Stations are open at limited locations. We understand that because of the large number of vehicles needing a test, the wait times at the stations may be longer than normal. Please review the information on their website for current status and plan your visit accordingly.


Option 1 - EMAIL

We are here to help during this difficult time!  You can send us an email 24 hours a day at  A technician will respond to help you with your vehicle licensing questions or give you guidance to complete your specific transactions.

Option 2 - PHONE

There are many processes you can accomplish over the phone.  Phone hours have been extended from 8:00am-7:00pm, Monday - Friday, call (970) 498-7878, option 5.  Staff is ready to assist you with your transactions. Your patience is appreciated — hold times may be a bit longer as call volumes rise.

Option 3 - ONLINE

There are many Vehicle Licensing transactions that you can now accomplish online by going to

  • Renew your license plates (even if you’re late)
  • Replace tabs or plates
  • Estimate registration fees
  • Apply for a first-time disability placard
  • Out of State Emission Extension
  • Request a duplicate title
  • Transaction Receipt
  • Change your address
  • Renew disability placard
  • Request a duplicate registration card

You may also go directly to for additional services including:

  • Complete a first-time registration
  • Report Release of Liability

Option 4 - MAIL

Renewals may be sent to Larimer County Clerk & Recorder, PO Box 1429, Fort Collins, CO  80522.

Please call our office at (970) 680-1500, option 5, before submitting other transactions by mail.



Note:  Because there are so many other options for completing license renewals, they will not be handled in person.  Instead, please use one of the other options listed below.

  • Renew Online at
  • Visit a renewal kiosk in Loveland, Fort Collins or another location in Colorado. See
  • Mail your renewal to our office at PO Box 1429, Fort Collins, CO  80522
  • Drop your renewal (with check payment) into the “Renewal Drop Box” located in the lobby of the Fort Collins or Loveland offices

To make an appointment for:

  • Fort Collins and Loveland, visit
  • Estes Park,  call our office at (970) 577-2025, option 5 
  • Colorado car dealerships, fleet companies and courier services are required to make an appointment for paperwork drop off only.



You can renew your plates (even if you’re late) at our self-serve kiosks, which are located in grocery stores – still a public place, but you may have to go to the grocery store anyway and can pick less busy hours if you desire. Go to for location details.