C.R.S. Section 42-3-123
Dishonored payment

  • recovery of taxes, fees, and plates

(1)

If the registration of a vehicle required to be registered under this article is procured or perfected by the owner, or by a person or agent in the owner’s behalf, and the registration fee and specific ownership tax are paid by check, money order, draft, bill of exchange, or other negotiable instrument that is dishonored and not paid by the person upon whom drawn, the registration shall be revoked as soon as the dishonored or unpaid instrument is returned to the authorized agent. Upon the return of such check, money order, draft, bill of exchange, or other negotiable instrument to the authorized agent, evidencing nonpayment or dishonor of same, the authorized agent shall notify the owner in writing, at the address appearing on the person’s ownership tax receipt, by registered or certified mail, of the revoked registration resulting from such nonpayment or dishonor. The notice shall request the return to the authorized agent of the tax receipt, license fee receipt, and registration number plates issued under such revoked registration within ten days after the date of mailing of the notice.

(2)

If the owner fails to return any requested documents or license plates to the authorized agent within a reasonable time, as specified by the authorized agent, after the date of mailing of the notice, the authorized agent may immediately repossess the tax receipt, license fee receipt, and license plates that were issued under the canceled registration, and the county sheriff or the Denver manager of safety, or an equivalent person in the city and county of Broomfield, upon request by an authorized agent, shall sequester or recover possession of the receipts and license plates within his or her jurisdiction. The sheriff, manager, or equivalent who has recovered possession of a receipt or license plate shall transfer the receipt or license plate to the authorized agent. An owner who attaches or uses license plates acquired under a canceled registration is subject to the penalties provided in section 42-3-121.

(3)

The authorized agent, upon accounting for repossessed plates, shall receive a refund of any sum paid over to the county treasurer, or such equivalent position in the city and county of Broomfield, or to the department, as provided by sections 42-3-304 to 42-3-306, in each case where an owner or the owner’s agent has issued a check, money order, draft, bill of exchange, or other negotiable instrument that has been dishonored and not paid by the person upon whom drawn; and, likewise, the county treasurer, or such equivalent position in the city and county of Broomfield, and the department making such refund shall further effect appropriate refunds and deductions as may be necessary to adjust and balance the books and records of the county treasurer and the department after making the initial refund to the authorized agent.

Source: Section 42-3-123 — Dishonored payment - recovery of taxes, fees, and plates, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-42.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

42–3–101
Legislative declaration
42–3–102
Periodic registration - rules
42–3–103
Registration required - exemptions - rules
42–3–104
Exemptions - specific ownership tax - registration - domicile and residency - rules - definitions
42–3–105
Application for registration - tax - definitions
42–3–106
Tax imposed - classification - taxable value
42–3–107
Taxable value of classes of property - rate of tax - when and where payable - department duties - apportionment of tax collections - definitions - rules - repeal
42–3–108
Determination of year model - tax lists
42–3–109
Tax for registration period
42–3–110
Payment of motor vehicle registration fees and specific ownership taxes in installments
42–3–111
Tax year - disposition
42–3–112
Failure to pay tax - penalty - rules
42–3–113
Records of application and registration - disability of a driver - rules - definitions
42–3–114
Expiration
42–3–115
Registration upon transfer - rules - definitions
42–3–116
Manufacturers or dealers - fees - rules - definition - penalty
42–3–117
Nonresidents
42–3–118
Registration suspended upon theft - recovery - rules
42–3–118.5
Inoperable vehicle - rules
42–3–119
No application for registration granted - when
42–3–120
Department may cancel or deny registration
42–3–121
Violation of registration provisions - penalty
42–3–122
Perjury on a motor vehicle registration application
42–3–123
Dishonored payment - recovery of taxes, fees, and plates
42–3–124
Violation - penalty
42–3–125
Fleet operators - registration period certificates - multi-year registrations
42–3–126
Notice - primary body color
42–3–127
Sale of special mobile machinery
42–3–201
Number plates furnished - style - periodic reissuance - tabs - rules - definition - repeal
42–3–202
Number plates furnished to be attached - penalty
42–3–203
Standardized plates - notice of funding through gifts, grants, and donations - rules - repeal
42–3–204
Reserved parking for persons with disabilities - applicability - definitions - rules
42–3–205
Substitute plates - waiting period for reissuance of identical combination of numbers and letters
42–3–206
Remanufacture of certain license plates
42–3–206.5
Issuance of plates in a retired style authorized - additional fee - rules
42–3–207
Special plates - rules - new plates - retirement
42–3–208
Special plates - qualifications for issuance of special license plates
42–3–209
Legislative license plates
42–3–210
Radio and television license plates
42–3–211
Issuance of personalized plates authorized
42–3–212
Issuance of optional plates authorized - retirement
42–3–213
License plates - military veterans - rules - retirement
42–3–214
Special plates - alumni associations - retirement
42–3–217
Special plates - Colorado commission of Indian affairs
42–3–217.5
Special plates - breast cancer awareness - retirement
42–3–218
Special plates - active and retired members of the Colorado National Guard - retirement
42–3–220
Temporary special event license plates
42–3–221
Special plates - Denver Broncos
42–3–222
Special plates - support public education
42–3–223
Special plates - support the troops - retirement
42–3–224
Special plates - Colorado “Kids First”
42–3–225
Special plates - Italian-American heritage
42–3–226
Special plates - share the road
42–3–227
Special plates - Colorado horse development authority
42–3–228
Special plates - Colorado carbon fund
42–3–229
Special plates - boy scouts
42–3–230
Special plates - “Alive at Twenty-five”
42–3–231
Special plates - Colorado ski country
42–3–232
Special plates - donate life
42–3–233
Special plates - Colorado state parks
42–3–234
Special plates - adopt a shelter pet
42–3–235
Livery license plates - luxury limousines
42–3–235.5
Tow truck license plates - conditions for use - transitional provisions
42–3–236
Taxicab license plates - taxicabs
42–3–237
Special plates - girl scouts
42–3–238
Special plates - juvenile diabetes
42–3–239
Special plates - Colorado Avalanche or Denver Nuggets
42–3–240
Special plates - Craig hospital
42–3–241
Special plates - Colorado Rockies
42–3–242
Special plates - fallen heroes
42–3–243
Special plates - child loss awareness
42–3–244
Special plates - flight for life Colorado
42–3–245
Special plates - wildlife sporting
42–3–246
Special plates - “Protect Our Rivers”
42–3–247
Special plates - emergency medical services (EMS)
42–3–248
Special plates - Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
42–3–249
Special plates - Rocky Mountain National Park
42–3–250
Special plates - Pueblo chile license plate
42–3–251
Special plates - aviation license plate
42–3–252
Special plates - childhood cancer awareness plate - short title
42–3–253
Special plates - Mesa Verde National Park
42–3–254
Special plates - Colorado professional fire fighters - definition
42–3–255
Special plates - support foster families
42–3–256
Special plates - hospice and palliative care
42–3–257
Special plates - support pollinators
42–3–258
Special plates - Colorado nurses - definition
42–3–259
Electric vehicle license plates
42–3–260
Special plates - Special Olympics Colorado - short title - definition
42–3–261
Special plates - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - short title
42–3–262
Special plates - Colorado rotary - fees - definition
42–3–263
Special plates - CASA license plate - definition
42–3–264
Special plates - Pikes Peak international hill climb
42–3–265
Special plates - epilepsy awareness
42–3–266
Special plates - one hundred fiftieth anniversary
42–3–267
Special plates - “Born to Be Wild” - gray wolf conflict mitigation and prevention
42–3–268
Special plates - “In God We Trust”
42–3–269
Special plates - stegosaurus state fossil
42–3–301
License plate cash fund - license plate fees
42–3–302
Special plate fees
42–3–303
Persistent drunk driver cash fund - programs to deter persistent drunk drivers
42–3–304
Registration fees - passenger-mile taxes - clean screen fund - pilot program - report - rules - definitions
42–3–306
Registration fees - passenger and passenger-mile taxes - fee schedule - repeal
42–3–307
Enforcement powers of department
42–3–308
Taxpayer statements - payment of tax - estimates - penalties - deposits - delinquency proceedings
42–3–309
Permit to be secured - records kept - penalties
42–3–310
Additional registration fees - apportionment of fees - repeal
42–3–311
Low-power scooter registration - fee
42–3–312
Special license plate surcharge
42–3–313
Fee for long-term or permanent registration - trailers and semitrailers
42–3–314
Military deployment
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 42-3-123’s source at colorado​.gov