Are there exceptions to the vehicle registration late fees?
There are instances when the registration late fees may be waived.
If the owner of a vehicle who is active in the military serving outside Colorado when the registration grace period expires and 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.
If a vehicle is used to operate a commercial business as part of the normal operation of the business is exempt late fees if the vehicle has not been operated on any public highway in Colorado for one full registration period.
If a vehicle was reported as stolen and then recovered.
The $10 late fee is not eligible for the late fee waiver or reduction authorized pursuant to HB10-1212, except for commercial vehicle trailers and farm vehicle trailers. See commercial definitions example and C.R.S. 42-3-112(1,5)(b) for additional details. C.R.S. 42-1-102(17.5) “Commercial Vehicle” means a vehicle used to transport cargo or passengers for profit, hire, or otherwise to further the purposes of a business or commercial enterprise.
Example: Transaction date is July 20, 2010. Registration of a commercial trailer expired February 2010 with a one month grace of March 2010. The late fee due is $85. This includes $25 each month for the months of April, May and June and $10 for the month of July.
The $10 late fee may be reduced or waived on this commercial trailer independently if it has not been operated on the roads for one full registration period.

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1. Is a newly purchased vehicle subject to vehicle registration late fees?
2. How much and when are vehicle registration late fees imposed?
3. Are there exceptions to the vehicle registration late fees?
4. What are the fees to register and title my vehicles?
5. I have a Handicapped Disabled Veteran plate from another State. What do I need to get one in Colorado? Do I have to re-qualify?
6. What information do I need to submit for the no-fee Purple Heart license plate?
7. My spouse who was a military veteran is recently deceased and had been given a no-fee Disabled Veteran license plate. Will I be allowed to keep those?
8. I paid registration fees before I got my free veteran plates. Can I receive a refund of these fees?
9. How do I transfer Disabled Veteran (D/V) license plates to a newly purchased vehicle?
10. How do I register my Low-Power Scooter?
11. Do I need to have a driver's license to drive a Low-Power Scooter?
12. Am I required to have insurance for my Low-Power Scooter?
13. I submitted my application for a personalized license plate. What is the process for this?
14. I have an antique vehicle and would like to use the original plates manufactured in that year. How do I apply?
15. Which Title and Registration transactions require Secure and Verifiable ID?
16. What are the requirements for becoming a resident of Colorado?
17. How do I change my address on my vehicle registration?
18. Can my plates be transferred to my new vehicle?
19. Does The State of Colorado title and register trailers?
20. Are sample Colorado license plates available to license plate collectors or for purchase?
21. How do I register a vehicle from out of state?
22. What do I need to Register my vehicle?
23. How are registration fees calculated?
24. What are Ownership Taxes?
25. Special Mobile Machinery Definitions
26. Items Required to Register SMM
27. Tax Classes Defined
28. Special Mobile Machinery (SMM) 2% Rental Program
29. Additional Information for Special Mobile Machinery (SMM)
30. How do I apply for a duplicate title?
31. What is ELT?
32. How does ELT work?
33. Lien Filing