C.R.S. Section 42-1-210
Authorized agents

  • legislative declaration
  • fee

(1)(a)(I) Authorized agents are hereby designated as the authorized agents of the department, under direction of the executive director of the department, for the administration of articles 1, 3, 4, 6, and 12 of this title and rules adopted under those articles relating to the performance of their duties; for the enforcement of section 42-6-139 relating to the registering and titling of motor vehicles; and for the enforcement of section 38-29-120 relating to the titling of manufactured homes.


An authorized agent may appoint and employ such motor vehicle registration and license clerks as are actually necessary in the issuance of motor vehicle licenses and may retain for the purpose of defraying these expenses, including mailing, a sum equal to four dollars per paid motor vehicle registration and registration requiring a license plate or plates; individual temporary registration number plates; or a validation tab, sticker, decal, or certificate as provided in sections 42-3-201 and 42-3-203. This fee of four dollars applies to every registration of a motor vehicle except motor vehicles that are specifically exempted from payment of any registration fee by article 3 of this title 42, and is required in addition to the annual registration fee prescribed by law for a motor vehicle. When the department collects the fee, the department shall transfer the fee to the state treasurer, who shall credit it to the Colorado DRIVES vehicle services account created in section 42-1-211; except that, if the fee is collected by a third-party provider, the department shall transmit the fee to the authorized agent where the vehicle or special mobile machinery is registered. Authorized agents serve under this part 2 without additional remuneration or fees, except as otherwise provided in articles 1 to 6 of this title 42.


The fee established by subsection (1)(a) of this section does not apply to a shipping and handling fee for the mailing of a license plate, individual temporary registration number plate, and certificate, decal, or validation tab or sticker pursuant to section 42-3-105 (1)(a).


The general assembly hereby finds that, since it is the government that requires citizens to register, license, and undertake other actions concerning their motor vehicles, it is thus the duty of government to provide convenient and easily accessible motor vehicle services to the public.


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An authorized agent is responsible for the preservation of title and registration paperwork processed in the agent’s office until each document has been converted to a digital image and verified by the department.


The department is responsible for the preservation of title and registration paperwork digitally stored in Colorado DRIVES.

Source: Section 42-1-210 — Authorized agents - legislative declaration - fee, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-42.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

Short title
Administration - supervisor
Have charge of all divisions
Executive director to cooperate with others - local compliance required
Uniform rules and regulations
Record of official acts - seal
Records open to inspection - furnishing of copies - rules
No supplies for private purposes - penalty
Information on accidents - published
Authorized agents - legislative declaration - fee
Driver’s license, record, identification, and vehicle enterprise solution
Commission of authorized agents
Duties of authorized agents
Destruction of obsolete records
Disposition of fines and surcharges
Electronic hearings
Appropriations for administration of title
Motor vehicle investigations unit
Record check
Commercial vehicle enterprise tax fund - creation
Disabled parking education and enforcement fund - created
Disabled parking education program
Revocation hearings - right of driver to challenge validity of initial traffic stop
Exceptions processing - rules
Kiosk program
Third-party VIN inspection program - rules - definitions
Expedited registration program - private vendor providing services to register Class A commercial vehicles - rules
Electronic vehicle registration and titling - electronic transmission of vehicle lien information - authority - rules - electronic transactions fund - gifts, grants, and donations - repeal
Electronic records, documents, and signatures
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 42-1-210’s source at colorado​.gov