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Old 09-19-2008, 03:45 PM
 
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im trying to find a place to get a VIN verification form filled out so that i can register my car! thte lady at the motor vehicles office told me to go to a car repair shop, but when i went there, they told me to go to the state dept! so where do i REALLY have to go?!
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:22 PM
 
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Licensed motor vehicle dealers can (but may not want to) do it. In many places, law enforcement is your best bet. Local police departments and county sheriff's offices can also do VIN inspections.
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Old 09-19-2008, 04:23 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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im trying to find a place to get a VIN verification form filled out so that i can register my car! thte lady at the motor vehicles office told me to go to a car repair shop, but when i went there, they told me to go to the state dept! so where do i REALLY have to go?!
Any car dealer can do it for you. They usually charge about $25.
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Old 09-23-2008, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Arvada
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When I took my vehicle to the smog check place (35 dollars I think) there was a guy there that did the vin check for me for another 15 dollars. This was in Arvada. Whole process took about 20 minutes tops.
Very easy process. My registration for a 98 jeep wrangler was only about another 85 dollars. WAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY less than in California.

And hey, whats the big deal, if you want to live here, follow the rules, its not too hard to do the right thing.
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Old 09-26-2008, 06:59 AM
 
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I've gotten VIN inspections at car dealers on multiple cars this year (one yesterday) and they have not charged me anything.
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:50 AM
 
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Default car registration confusion - tricky question

hi,

here is tricky question: I started working in Boulder ~1 month ago. I stay in Boulder during the week, but I go back to WY every weekend to see my husband (who still lives in WY). I have an apartment lease on my name both in Boulder and in WY (that one is together with my husband). We have a car which we bought 11 months ago (it is on both of our names) - the registration will expire in a month - should we renew the registration in WY or in CO? (what is legal and what is cheaper?) We also bought another car a month ago when I started this job - we need to register it in a few days - Boulder or WY? (we bought the car in WY, it is financed through a WY bank, it is on both my and his name).

thank you for any info

a
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:43 AM
 
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hi,

here is tricky question: I started working in Boulder ~1 month ago. I stay in Boulder during the week, but I go back to WY every weekend to see my husband (who still lives in WY). I have an apartment lease on my name both in Boulder and in WY (that one is together with my husband). We have a car which we bought 11 months ago (it is on both of our names) - the registration will expire in a month - should we renew the registration in WY or in CO? (what is legal and what is cheaper?) We also bought another car a month ago when I started this job - we need to register it in a few days - Boulder or WY? (we bought the car in WY, it is financed through a WY bank, it is on both my and his name).

thank you for any info

a
This is one of those situations where both Wyoming and Colorado will want you to register the vehicle in there. Since you have a job in Colorado, have a residence there, and spend most of your time there, they'd probably be the better place ... and, generally speaking, the lesser cost place to register your vehicle, especially if it's an older car because Colorado reduces the registration cost faster than Wyoming does as a vehicle ages.

If you are planning to relocate your residence to Colorado, then that would also be a factor to register the car there.

If you plan on maintaining Wyoming residency, and your Colorado job isn't a permanent job, then you'd register the car in Wyoming.

With a full time job in Colorado there could be some questions from CO county motor vehicle department about why you haven't registered the car there ... especially if you get a citation for not having a Colorado license plate on your car. Declaring Wyoming as your state of residency and filing fed income taxes from there would probably help.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:12 PM
 
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Thank you sunsprit. My job in Boulder is not a permanent position, but theoretically i could stay for a few years. I plan to stay in Boulder for ~1 year, as I do not want to live apart from my husband for too long - but it depends on the job opportunities I find in WY. As for residency, we did file income tax from WY and voted in WY last year. I have all my bills go to WY, have a bank account in WY.So it is hard to say, but it sounds like I better stay with the WY registration for now. Also, take make things more complicated, since we have 2 cars now (as there is NO public transport in WY unfortunately) I alternate which car I take to Boulder to keep the mileage in bay - so if I register both cars in the same state (either WY or CO) one will always be in the wrong one.
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Old 07-08-2009, 02:44 PM
 
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Default steps to register a out of state car

I did it yesterday and it is fairly easy.
You need to have:

1. Current car registration
2. your ID
3. emission test (depends on the year of your car)
4. VIN verification (can be get it when doing the emission test)
5. car insurance card.

In the Broomfield county DMV office, it took me less than ten min to get my CO license plate. I changed my car title to a CO title as well. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-21-2011, 10:58 AM
 
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I think it's crazy you guys all think it's fine for the registration fees to be so ridiculous. I have lived in a couple other states and car registration fees were somewhere under $50. I come here to register a 2010 vehicle and it's $400-$500!!! That's insanity!!
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