Collection of use tax
- motor vehicles
(1)No registration shall be made of a motor or other vehicle for which registration is required and no certificate of title shall be issued for such vehicle or for a mobile home by the department of revenue or its authorized agent until any tax due upon the storage, use, or consumption thereof pursuant to section 39-26-202 or imposed by ordinance of any municipality or resolution of any county has been paid.
(2)If an applicant for registration and certificate of title for any motor or other vehicle or for a certificate of title for a mobile home fails to show payment of the taxes applicable under this section by means of proper receipts therefor, the department of revenue or its authorized agent shall collect all such applicable taxes at the time such application is made.
(3)Revenues due the state and collected pursuant to this section shall be distributed as are other revenues under this part 2, and revenues due any municipality so collected shall be distributed as specified by contract entered into with the department of revenue pursuant to section 24-35-110, C.R.S.
(4)To facilitate collection of taxes as provided in this section, the governing body of each municipality which has imposed a tax upon storage, use, or consumption shall certify to the department of revenue and to the county clerk and recorder of the county in which such municipality is located a true copy of its current applicable tax ordinances and shall likewise certify any subsequent changes therein.
Section 39-26-208 — Collection of use tax - motor vehicles,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-39.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).