The Teri Leiker Act was signed into law by Governor Jared Polis on Thursday, June 24, 2021 and marks an appropriation to create a Special Olympics Colorado license plate. More than 3,400 supporters signed a petition to find a bill sponsor who added the Teri Leiker Act to the legislative agenda. Now signed, the act will raise funds and awareness for Colorado’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities.
Thank you bill sponsors:
- Senate Majority Leader Steve Fenberg (D-Boulder)
- Senator Bob Rankin (R-Carbondale)
- Rep. Lisa Cutter (D-Evergreen)
- Rep. Judy Amabile (D-Boulder)
Tell your friends, family and co-workers to support inclusion by purchasing a Special Olympics CO license plate.
"This bill honors the life and spirit of Teri Leiker who epitomized the essence of the Special Olympics movement. Teri’s legacy will continue to make an incredible impact on the lives of thousands of Coloradans for many years to come.” - Megan Scremin | President & CEO
In order to receive a Special Olympics Colorado license plate, an individual must make the one-time $60 donation to and receive a Pin number. An individual must then go in-person to their County Motor Vehicle Office to present the Pin # issued by Special Olympics Colorado and email proving donation was paid. At that time, your County Clerk will assess a one-time $50.00 fee for the Highway Users Tax Fund and Licensing Services Cash Fund, along with any typical taxes and fees usually assessed with the registration and plating of your vehicle. License plates are printed on demand and will be sent directly to the address listed on the vehicle’s registration.
RECEIVE YOUR PLATES IN JUST 3 EASY STEPS!
- Make your one-time donation of $60
- Allow 7 days for your Pin # to be issued that will be sent to your email address provided during the donation process
- After receiving the pin #, head to your local County Motor Vehicle Office and show either the Pin # to request the Special Olympics license plates
Please note that license plates are printed on-demand and will be sent directly to the address on the vehicle’s registration.
Can I take my donation to the DMV?
No, the DMV cannot accept the donation to Special Olympics Colorado.
If I bring my donation to the office in person, can I get my certificate the same day?
No, please allow up to 7 days for processing your application and donation. Your Certificate of Approval will be sent to the email address that you submitted on your form.
Are donations being accepted now?
Is there a donation deadline?
No, there isn’t a donation deadline. You may submit your donation at any time. Please allow 7 days for processing your application and donation.
Can I submit my donation online?
Yes, Special Olympics Colorado License Plates donations are made through our online portal.
I live out of state—can I still get a Special Olympics Colorado license plate?
No, unfortunately Special Olympics Colorado license plates are only available to Colorado residents. The Department of Motor Vehicles cannot issue a license plate to an out-of-state vehicle.
Can I get a Special Olympics Colorado license plate for my motorcycle?
Yes, Special Olympics Colorado license plates are available for motorcycles. The same application process and fees apply.
Can I get the Special Olympics Colorado license plates if I don't have a Pin #?
No, the DMV will not issue the Special Olympics Colorado license plates to anyone who does not have a Pin # issued by Special Olympics Colorado.
My current vehicle registration expires in a week, what can I do?
Go ahead and renew your current license plates. Once you receive your Pin # you can take it to the DMV and transfer your registration to the Special Olympics Colorado plates. Please contact your County Motor Vehicle Office for details and information on fees.
My current vehicle registration doesn't expire until next year, do I have to wait until then to get my Special Olympics Colorado license plates?
No, you can take your Pin # to your Colorado County Motor Vehicle office anytime. The DMV will issue a credit for any unused months left on your registration.
Example: If your vehicle registration expires in June but you renew in January, you will receive six (6) months of credit for the months that were unused. However, you are welcome to wait until your current registration is expired before you switch over to the Special Olympics Colorado license plates.
Example: If your vehicle registration expires in June but you renew in January, you will receive six (6) months credit for the months that were unused. However, you are welcome to wait until your current registration is expired before you switch over to the Special Olympics Colorado license plates.
Does making the donation to Special Olympics Colorado guarantee that I will get Special Olympics Colorado license plates?
All individuals that provide their $60 donation will receive their pin # to take to the DMV. Individuals must have a registered vehicle in order to retrieve their plates from the DMV.
I have the regular standard issue Colorado plates—can I keep the same license plate number?
No, the Special Olympics Colorado standard-issue plates will have to be a different license plate number.
Can I transfer my personalized plates to the Special Olympics Colorado Plates?
Yes, personalized plates are transferable. Additional fees may apply, please contact your County Motor Vehicle Office for more information.
I have a license plates collection—can I get a sample Special Olympics Colorado license plate to add to my collection?
No, unfortunately, the Department of Motor Vehicles cannot issue vanity or sample plates to be put on display.
What percentage of my donation will go to Special Olympics Colorado?
100% of donations collected will support Special Olympics Colorado.
Is my donation Tax deductible?
Yes, your $60 donation is tax deductible to the extent of the tax law. Special Olympics Colorado will include a receipt to file with your taxes when sending your Certificate of Approval.
Can I get a Special Olympics Colorado license plate for a commercial vehicle?
No, per Colorado statute Group Special, Alumni and Military plates are not allowed on commercial vehicles.
Can I get a Special Olympics Colorado license plate for a registered trailer?
No, unfortunately, Special Olympics Colorado plates cannot be placed on registered trailers of any kind.
Can I get a Special Olympics Colorado license plate for a motor home?
Yes, Special Olympics Colorado license plates are available for motor homes. The same application process and fees apply.
Can I gift a Special Olympics Colorado License Plate?
How much are license plates?
The cost includes a one-time $60 donation to Special Olympics Colorado. Standard specialty license plate fees and taxes (annually) as assessed by your county DMV will also apply.
Do I need to make a $60 donation every year when I pay my vehicle registration taxes and fees?
No, it is a one-time donation. DMV specialty license plate fees apply annually.
If I want to have Special Olympics Colorado license plates on more than one vehicle do I need to complete more than one application?
Yes, you will need to complete an application and make a $60 donation for each set of license plates you purchase. One set of plates per vehicle consists of (1) front plate and (1) rear plate.