FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Colorado Kids 1st License Plate?
The Colorado Kids 1st License Plate is a specialty plate that promotes the health and safety of Colorado children in two ways:
a) by raising awareness on Colorado roads, reminding drivers to put kids first and
b) by raising funds for community organizations and projects dedicated to promoting health and
safety of Colorado children.
How do I get the license plate?
To obtain your set of license plates:
1. Click on this “Order Now” link
2. Follow the simple 5 step process
3. Take the following with you to the DMV:
- Your eligibility certificate
- Your driver’s license
- Your vehicle title (if new car) & registration
- Proof of insurance
- Cash or check for fees (they do not accept credit cards)
IMPORTANT: If you already have license plates for the vehicle you are putting the Kids 1st plate
on, you MUST take the old plates in with you and turn them in.
Do I have to wait until my license plate registration tags expire?
No, you do not have to wait until your license plate tags expire to get the Kids 1st plate. The county clerk will apply the fees you have already paid to your new license plate tags.
Where is the Department of Motor Vehicle office in my county and what time are they open?
Click HERE for DMV Office Locations and Hours of Operation
How does the Colorado Kids 1st License Plate raise funds?
Prior to obtaining a plate, individuals make a $30 donation to the Rocky Mountain Research and Prevention Institute (RMRPI), a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. In exchange for this donation, individuals receive an eligibility certificate enabling them to obtain a Colorado Kids 1st License
Plate. These donations are placed into the Colorado Kids 1st Fund, which provides grants to applicants whose projects directly impact the health and well being of children in the state of Colorado. Community groups and organizations can further promote the health and safety of Colorado children by selling these eligibility certificate (see below). Additionally, a one-time $50 special license plate fee charged by the Department of Motor Vehicles as well as regular registration fees applies.
How is the money raised from the Colorado Kids 1st License Plate used?
Community groups and organizations with project proposals that comply with the Colorado Kids 1st mission of promoting health and preventing injuries to Colorado’s children may apply for grants from the Colorado Kids 1st Fund.
The RMRPI Board of Directors funds projects that:
a) promote health and safety programs for Colorado’s children;
b) inform, educate and train the general public about children’s health issues; or
c) promote public awareness of children’s health issues.
The Colorado Kids 1st Fund is designed to help community groups and organizations obtain funding, no matter how small the request. Therefore, there is no minimum grant amount.
How does this initiative benefit Colorado and its residents?
In addition to raising awareness, the Colorado Kids 1st License Plate helps raise funds to support local safety and health projects focused on children in Colorado in two ways:
a) Colorado community groups and organizations can apply for grants from the Colorado Kids 1st
b) The license plate is available as a fundraising project for local community groups and non-
profit organizations dedicated to the health and safety of Colorado kids. For each voucher a
group sells, it receives $10 to use for its own programs. Groups interested in promoting the
eligibility certificate will first be approved by a RMRPI steering committee to ensure recipients
will use the funds to help promote safety and prevent injury in Colorado children.
How does my organization become a partner and promote the license plate?
Click HERE to learn about becomimg a Colorado Kids 1st Partner