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Old 11-03-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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I just recently moved to Denver from MI and will be looking to get my car registered in the next couple of days. I'm familar with the steps needed to get the car registered; however I had heard from someone that you have to have a Colorado ID before you can get the emissions test / VIN verification done (I was going to go to an Air Care Colorado station to get this done). Do I need to first go to get my CO drivers license first before I get the emissions test / VIN verification done?
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Centennial
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My husband still uses his MI drivers license and he did the emissions and Vin verification. I do believe that you have to have a CO drivers license to register/plate the vehicle. I have a CO license as my MI expired a couple of weeks ago. The amount is crazy compared to MI. Hope this helps.

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Old 11-03-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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Why not search for yourself? Denvergov.org.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I don't think you need an ID for the emissions test. I don't even remember showing proof of insurance.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I had my prior emissions test done at jiffy lube, don't remember showing my driver's license, I have CO, but you can call them to check. I also thought you no longer needed an emissions test in CO??? I did it 3 yrs ago. call jiffy lube and ask them what they need to do your test. This is if they even still do it! good luck!
of course, you can always call the dmv and ask them for the official info!




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I just recently moved to Denver from MI and will be looking to get my car registered in the next couple of days. I'm familar with the steps needed to get the car registered; however I had heard from someone that you have to have a Colorado ID before you can get the emissions test / VIN verification done (I was going to go to an Air Care Colorado station to get this done). Do I need to first go to get my CO drivers license first before I get the emissions test / VIN verification done?
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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No, you still need emissions. They've gotten better though and set up those vans you see that say, you are good on your polution output or you are bad! That data is sent to the DMV and if your car goes by one, you get to skip emissions. There are also rules for newer cars vs. older cars. I didn't know you could do this at Jiffy Lube. I thought the only official tests were from Air Care Colorado.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Hmmm...I got a notice that I no longer needed to do an emissions test? my car is registered and plated in CO, and I have a CO id. Every time I renew at the DMV, they never ask me for an emissions in the past 3 years.
Of course I don't mind, since getting that was a kind of pain before.
I'll have to look it up.


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No, you still need emissions. They've gotten better though and set up those vans you see that say, you are good on your polution output or you are bad! That data is sent to the DMV and if your car goes by one, you get to skip emissions. There are also rules for newer cars vs. older cars. I didn't know you could do this at Jiffy Lube. I thought the only official tests were from Air Care Colorado.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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hey wtme! I called aircare, I mis-wrote that I got my emissions at jiffy lube, I meant they did my VIN inspection for my emissions in 2005, and since my car is registered in El Paso County, CO, as of 2006 they no longer require emissions testing for gas powered vehicles. that's why I got that notice and have no longer had to do it. once I register in a Denver county when I move, I guess that will change .




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No, you still need emissions. They've gotten better though and set up those vans you see that say, you are good on your polution output or you are bad! That data is sent to the DMV and if your car goes by one, you get to skip emissions. There are also rules for newer cars vs. older cars. I didn't know you could do this at Jiffy Lube. I thought the only official tests were from Air Care Colorado.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Like I said, if you see one of those trucks (w/ an electronic sign that gauges your car's output) you might be in luck. I lucked out last year and didn't have to get an emissions. When the DMV maisl you your registration card, it'll tell you if you are required to get one. I think you can also just call them and they'll tell you. Also, I think the first time you come to Denver you have to do it regardless, or if you buy a new (or newer) car. Otherwise it's supposed to be every other year.
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It's been nice not having to do the test for a long time! my registration cards have stated "emissions no longer reguired" right at the bottom, and they sent me a formal notice in 2005 or 2006 I guess. But I can handle every 2 years I suppose!



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Like I said, if you see one of those trucks (w/ an electronic sign that gauges your car's output) you might be in luck. I lucked out last year and didn't have to get an emissions. When the DMV maisl you your registration card, it'll tell you if you are required to get one. I think you can also just call them and they'll tell you. Also, I think the first time you come to Denver you have to do it regardless, or if you buy a new (or newer) car. Otherwise it's supposed to be every other year.
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