Don’t procrastinate: Fees for late vehicle registration set to jump
May 12, 2009
The Grand County Clerk and Recorder’s Office has just received notice that the late fees associated with Senate Bill 09-108 become effective immediately.
If motor vehicle registrations that were due in April are not paid on or before the end of the grace period (last day in May), a mandatory late fee of $25 will be imposed, and $25 each month thereafter up to $100 until registered.
Vehicles subject to temporary permits are also subject to the late fees.
This legislation requires that late fees are mandatory, with no discretion to waive.
April registration renewal notices were printed and mailed WITHOUT the above information.
Vehicle owners who move to Colorado from out of state and do not register their vehicles within 90 days of residency will be charged late fees up to $100.
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Vehicles purchased by Colorado residents will be assessed late fees 61 days after the purchase date, if the vehicle is not registered.
Vehicles that are used to operate a commercial business as part of the normal operation of the business are exempt late fees if the vehicle has not been operated on any public highway in Colorado for one full registration period.
The owner of a vehicle who is active in the military serving outside Colorado when the registration grace period expires will be exempt late fees if the vehicle has not been operated on any public highway in Colorado between the time the registration period expired, including the grace period, and the time the vehicle is registered.