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Colorado License Plates (18-02)

Transportation & Motor Vehicles

Do you prefer green mountains and white text or white mountains and green text? Whether or not we all agree with the color choices for Colorado’s license plates, every vehicle on the roads is required to have one. This issue brief discusses license plate laws and regulations in Colorado.

Email addresses for the Colorado legislature have changed from the domain to the domain on December 1, 2022. Details
The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause (unless otherwise specified) is August 7, 2023. Details
The 2023 Ballot Information Booklet (Blue Book) is now available. Details