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Notice: OHV Registrations 

CPW has extended the expiration date of all OHV registrations for a period of 30 days. Off-highway vehicle registrations and permits expiring March 31, 2020 are now valid until April 30, 2020. 

Our goal is for this step to greatly eliminate in-person traffic at CPW offices and visitor centers and alleviate concerns for those seeking to renew registrations.

If you are having trouble registering your OHV online, please email our staff: DNR_wildlife.cpwinfo@state.co.us. We will need your name, date of birth and registration number. 

We have staff working through customer accounts to get issues resolved as quickly as possible.



Renew Your Registration Online

Online registration renewal for vehicles and vessels is now available to people who already have their vehicle registrations added to their CPWShop.com accounts.

How do I tell if my vehicle is attached to my account?

  1. Sign in to your cpwshop.com account using your CID number.

    If you don't know your CID number: contact the CPW communications center at (303)297-1192.

  2. Once you are signed in, please review and confirm your customer details.

  3. Hover your mouse pointer over the "Vehicles/Vessels" tab on the blue menu bar at the top of the screen.

  4. Click on "My Vehicles/Registration Renewal".

Verify if your vehicle is attached to your account:

  1. No, your vehicle is not attached to your account if: You clicked on "My Vehicles/Registration Renewals" and received the error message "You do not have any registered Vehicle".

    To fix this: Your registration(s) need to be merged into your CID account. Please see the "What do I do now?" directions below.

  2. Yes, your vehicle is attached to your account if: You can click on the "Renew" blue button to renew your registration for your vehicle/vessel. You can also hover over the "Vehicles/Vessels" tab in the blue bar at the top of the screen and click on "My Vehicles/Registration Renewal".

I've checked, and my vehicle is not attached to my account. What do I do now?

Request to have your vehicle registration added to your account:

  1. Please contact the CPW Communications Center at (303)297-1192, any Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or send an email through ASKCPW and provide the representative with your full name and date of birth.

  2. A CPW representative will submit your vehicle registration and cpwshop.com accounts to be merged.

  3. Please allow 5 business days to have your accounts merged.

Verify your vehicle registration and cpwshop.com accounts have been merged:

  1. Once your accounts are merged, you will find your vehicles/vessels listed under your account at cpwshop.com.

  2. Sign in to your cpwshop.com account using your CID number.

  3. Hover your mouse pointer over the "Vehicles/Vessels" tab on the blue menu bar at the top of the screen.

  4. Click on "My Vehicles/Registration Renewal".

  5. If you do not see your vehicle registration listed after five business days, please contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Communications Center at (303)297-1192 for assistance.

You can also visit a CPW office or park to renew your boat, OHV or snowmobile registration in-person.

Will I receive a temporary registration after renewing online?

Yes, you can print a copy of your temporary registration from your cpwshop.com account:

  1. After you have renewed your registration, go to your "Account Summary" page at cpwshop.com.

  2. From the menu on the left-hand side, please click on "Vehicles/Vessels" located under "My Orders".

  3. You will now see a blue "Print" button.

  4. Before clicking on the blue print button, make sure your browser allows pop-ups.

  5. Click the blue print button. A new window will open with your temporary registration.

  6. You may only click the blue print button once, so be sure to print your temporary registration right away or save it as a PDF on your computer.

Or, you can visit a CPW office or wait for your temporary registration to arrive in the mail.

Our license vendor Aspira will mail you a temporary registration, or you can visit a visit any Colorado Parks and Wildlife office or Colorado State Park and request they print a temporary registration for you.


​​​​​​​​Colorado Parks and Wildlife strives to make registering your boat, snowmobile or OHV as simple as possible. We know you'd rather be on the water or on the trail than on the phone. ​​See the choices below to register online or get more information.  

Effective 1/1/2017 (Requirement for CO Residents): New Regulations for What Constitutes Acceptable Proof of Ownership

Who must register:

  • ​​Colorado residents are required to register their OHVs and must provide acceptable proof. 

  • Non-residents aren’t required to register their OHVs (but may choose to do so). If a non-resident chooses to register their OHV they are required to provide acceptable proof. Non-residents must purchase a permit (see below), regardless of whether or not they choose to register.

What constitutes acceptable proof?

​Colorado Parks & Wildlife regulations no​w state that a registration applicant must provide acceptable proof of ownership for boat, snowmobile and off-highway vehicle registrations in the form of one of the following:

  • Bill of sale* that includes both the seller and buyer's printed names and signatures, the vessel/vehicle identification number (if any), the vessel/vehicle make, model and year (if known), and the date of the sale; 

  • Previous registration certificate issued by a governmental entity that lists the applicant as registered owner;

  • Manufacturers Certificate of Origin (MCO)/Manufacturer Statement of Origin (MSO);

  • Certificate of Title;

  • Any court issued document proving ownership;

  • A collection of personal property by affidavit form pursuant to 15-12-1201, C.R.S.;

  • A physical inspection form completed by a CPW agent​

*An acceptable private party to private party Bill of Sale Template can be downloaded ​here for your use. 


For Non-Residents and Resident Plated Vehicles:

​OHV Permits for non-residents and resident plated vehicles (off road + street legal vehicles) are available for purchase online at CPW Shop from April through December. Please allow 14 days for your order to arrive in the mail. 

OHV permits are also available at retail locations selling hunting and fishing licenses. 

To purchase a permit in-person upon arrival in Colorado, please see the license agent list to find a retail location near you.​​​


 ​​Boat Registration Renewals

You MUST have your registration number to renew online. If you have not received your registration renewal card, please call 303-297-1192 to get your information.

Renew your registration online.

Registration renewal cards are mailed to currently registered owners each November. More information: Boat Registration page.

NEW in 2019: Motorboats & sailboats must purchase an aquatic nuisance species stamp prior to launching in Colorado. More information:, Boat ANS Inspection page.

 OHV Registration Renewals

You MUST have your registration number to renew online. If you have not received your registration renewal card, please call 303-297-1192 to get your information. 

Renew your registration online.

Registration renewal cards are mailed to currently registered owners each March. For more information, ​visit the Off-Highway Vehicle Registration page.

 ​Out-of-state OHVs

Out-of-state residents who bring OHVs into Colorado must purchase a Colorado Non-Resident OHV permit.

Purchase Permits:

Permits are valid from the date of purchase through the following March 31.​

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