Late fee waivers related to Governor’s orders

It was determined that some registrations processed on or after July 1, 2020 may have been charged incorrect late fees. If you were charged a late fee in error, there is no need to request the refund, overpayments will be automatically mailed in the month of November.



We are here to help during this difficult time!  You can request to be contacted 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 staff will be available to assist you with your transactions from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday - Friday, call (970) 498-7878, option 5. 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

  • Make checks payable to Larimer County Clerk and Recorder
  • Mailing address: PO Box 1429, Fort Collins, CO  80522
  • Please call our office at (970) 498-7878, 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, Loveland, and Estes Park, visit In order to maintain our appointment schedule, no more than 2 transactions may be completed in each appointment time slot. If you have more than 2 transactions, you will need to make additional appointments.
  • 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.