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I bought a car a month ago from a private seller. I had to get some work done to it so it has been in the shop. I haven't registered it yet. Can I still register it after a month. I was told I had 30 days but after thinking about it I'm not sure that was right. Will I have extra regestration fees. I live in colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a CO lawyer about this?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

I have insurance on it it's been at the shop so it hasn't been driven and I was going to transfer the title tomorrow

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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

I am so sorry to read about your difficulties.

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Lawyer: Phillips Esq., Attorney-at-Law replied 3 months ago

Your Question:

I bought a car a month ago from a private seller. I had to get some work done to it so it has been in the shop. I haven't registered it yet. Can I still register it after a month.

Response 1: Yes, you can. You have 60 days to register it after purchase.

I was told I had 30 days but after thinking about it I'm not sure that was right.

Response 2: And you would be right. You are given 60 days to register the car after purchase.

Will I have extra regestration fees. I live in colorado

Response 3: No, you will not because you are not yet late registering the car. Click here for more information.

Registration Required
  • Within sixty days after purchase (42-3-103(1)(a) C.R.S.)
  • Within ninety days after becoming a resident of Colorado
  • An owner of a foreign vehicle operated within this state (42-3-103(2) C.R.S.)
  • Every nonresident person who operates a business within this state and owns and operates in such business any motor vehicle trailer, semi-trailer, or trailer coach (42-3-103(3) C.R.S.)
  • Within forty-five days after the owner has returned to the United States (42-3-103(4)(b) C.R.S.)

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