State’s vehicle registration grace period ends July 1

Avoid accrued late fees by registering your vehicle or trailer now

June 15, 2020

An extension of the normal 30-day grace period for vehicle registrations in Colorado is ending on July 1, 2020. An executive order issued by Gov. Jared Polis in March granted the grace period, as well as waived the late fees during that time, for registrations that expired since January of this year.

The Garfield County Clerk and Recorders Office has been working since offices closed to the public March 17, handling customers’ needs each day by email, mail and over the phone. Anyone with an expired motor vehicle or trailer registration must renew before 11:59 p.m. on June 30 to avoid paying accrued late fees.

The late fee for vehicles is $25 per month, with a maximum of $100.  The late fee for trailers is a flat $10 fee. The mandatory late fee assessment in Colorado began in June of 2009.

Vehicle or trailer owners can renew their registrations:

  • Online at;
  • By mailing in a renewal postcard with payment to the Garfield County Clerk 109 8th Street, suite 200, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 (or use the drop boxes for motor vehicle transactions at the east entrance of the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs or in the front door of the Garfield County Administration Building in Rifle, 195 W. 14th Street).
  • Over the phone at 970-384-3700, ext. 1760, or 970-625-0882.

The Garfield County Clerk’s Office is not taking any motor vehicle calls on Tuesday, June 30, as all staff members are assisting with the statewide Primary Election on that day.