Auto Repair

Auto Repair

Local
District Attorneys
Under the Colorado Motor Vehicle Repair Act, there are penalties for deceptive and unfair practices. This Act is enforced by the various District Attorneys throughout Colorado.

Link:  http://www.ago.state.co.us/CONSPROT/autos/AUTORPR.HTM

No repairs may be performed without written consent of the customer. Garage must give the customer a written or oral estimate of cost of repair and completion date. Customer may waive his rights in certain instances
Mechanic must return replaced parts. Exemption: Antique motor vehicles
All repairs done must be recorded on an invoice that must be given to the customer. Invoices must be retained for at least 3 years.
The invoice must include: 1. Name & address of customer. 2. Year, make, odometer reading, license # and date vehicle was brought in for repairs. 3.Amount charged for labor and name of mechanic. 4. A statement (itemized) of ALL charges.
State

Colorado Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles

1881 Pierce St.
Lakewood , CO   80214
Phone: (303) 205-5607
Fax: (303) 205-5978

A depot plate may be used by the repair facility to transport vehicles to and from the dealer’s place of business or storage to the repair facility, or for road testing the vehicle after repair.
Depot tags cost $5 per year and are limited to one plate per mechanic or service technician employed by the repair shop. Applicants must submit an application to the Registrations Section.
State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Air Pollution Control Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-3100
Fax: (303)782-0278
If auto repair includes auto body, the painting process may release chemical and solvent emissions into the air. All auto body/painters should contact the Small Business Clean Air Technical Assistance Program to determine if they are subject to APEN requirements for “Metal Surface Coating.”
If the emissions are above specified levels, Air Pollution Emission Notice (APEN) is required.
Fire departments will usually require paint booths to prevent fire hazards. The Air Pollution Control Division requires filters on paint booths to control overspray.
A Spray Booth Summary Form must be filed along with the APEN. This form describes the paint booth(s) and the materials used in the booth(s).
If doing automotive refinishing, the booklet “Air Quality Requirements for Automotive Refinishers in Colorado” is excellent guide for how to comply with the strict air standards. Contact the Division’s Small Business Assistance Program, (303) 692-3175.
Work on refrigeration systems containing CFC’s (freon) must be performed by EPA certified technician.
If starting an auto body shop, see fact sheet on environmental regulations that outline requirements auto body shops must comply with and lists phone numbers they can call for more information on how to comply with environmental regulations.

Link:  http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ap/p2/autobody.htm

State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-3300
Fax: (303)759-5355
All generators of hazardous waste must have an “identification number” from EPA. The EPA program is administered through the Colorado Department of Health. The division can provide generators with the regulations.
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
Most product sales, including parts, are subject to sales tax. Contact the Department of Revenue regarding sales tax licensing regardless of whether a business sells retail, wholesale, on consignment or at events.
Parts and accessories installed in automotive vehicles are of the same nature as other sales of tangible personal property and, accordingly, are taxable. The taxable amount is the total charge made to the customer, with deductions therefrom allowed for service or labor charges if separately stated. See FYI Sales #15 – Automotive Repairs.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales15.html


NOTE:  If applicable, see EMISSIONS TESTING
NOTE:  If applicable, see BOILER
NOTE:  If applicable, see VENDING MACHINES
NOTE:  Local licensing authorities may require license and background check for businesses that repair or paint cars, or that purchase, sell, or otherwise transfer used automobile parts.

Auto Repair

|
Local
District Attorneys
Under the Colorado Motor Vehicle Repair Act, there are penalties for deceptive and unfair practices. This Act is enforced by the various District Attorneys throughout Colorado.

Link:  http://www.ago.state.co.us/CONSPROT/autos/AUTORPR.HTM

No repairs may be performed without written consent of the customer. Garage must give the customer a written or oral estimate of cost of repair and completion date. Customer may waive his rights in certain instances
Mechanic must return replaced parts. Exemption: Antique motor vehicles
All repairs done must be recorded on an invoice that must be given to the customer. Invoices must be retained for at least 3 years.
The invoice must include: 1. Name & address of customer. 2. Year, make, odometer reading, license # and date vehicle was brought in for repairs. 3.Amount charged for labor and name of mechanic. 4. A statement (itemized) of ALL charges.
State

Colorado Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles

1881 Pierce St.
Lakewood , CO   80214
Phone: (303) 205-5607
Fax: (303) 205-5978

A depot plate may be used by the repair facility to transport vehicles to and from the dealer’s place of business or storage to the repair facility, or for road testing the vehicle after repair.
Depot tags cost $5 per year and are limited to one plate per mechanic or service technician employed by the repair shop. Applicants must submit an application to the Registrations Section.
State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Air Pollution Control Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-3100
Fax: (303)782-0278
If auto repair includes auto body, the painting process may release chemical and solvent emissions into the air. All auto body/painters should contact the Small Business Clean Air Technical Assistance Program to determine if they are subject to APEN requirements for “Metal Surface Coating.”
If the emissions are above specified levels, Air Pollution Emission Notice (APEN) is required.
Fire departments will usually require paint booths to prevent fire hazards. The Air Pollution Control Division requires filters on paint booths to control overspray.
A Spray Booth Summary Form must be filed along with the APEN. This form describes the paint booth(s) and the materials used in the booth(s).
If doing automotive refinishing, the booklet “Air Quality Requirements for Automotive Refinishers in Colorado” is excellent guide for how to comply with the strict air standards. Contact the Division’s Small Business Assistance Program, (303) 692-3175.
Work on refrigeration systems containing CFC’s (freon) must be performed by EPA certified technician.
If starting an auto body shop, see fact sheet on environmental regulations that outline requirements auto body shops must comply with and lists phone numbers they can call for more information on how to comply with environmental regulations.

Link:  http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ap/p2/autobody.htm

State
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Hazardous Materials & Waste Management Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO   80246-1530
(303)692-3300
Fax: (303)759-5355
All generators of hazardous waste must have an “identification number” from EPA. The EPA program is administered through the Colorado Department of Health. The division can provide generators with the regulations.
State
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman St
Denver , CO   80261
(303)238-7378
Most product sales, including parts, are subject to sales tax. Contact the Department of Revenue regarding sales tax licensing regardless of whether a business sells retail, wholesale, on consignment or at events.
Parts and accessories installed in automotive vehicles are of the same nature as other sales of tangible personal property and, accordingly, are taxable. The taxable amount is the total charge made to the customer, with deductions therefrom allowed for service or labor charges if separately stated. See FYI Sales #15 – Automotive Repairs.

Link:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/fyi/html/sales15.html


NOTE:  If applicable, see EMISSIONS TESTING
NOTE:  If applicable, see BOILER
NOTE:  If applicable, see VENDING MACHINES
NOTE:  Local licensing authorities may require license and background check for businesses that repair or paint cars, or that purchase, sell, or otherwise transfer used automobile parts.
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us
Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (303) 892-3840 oedit.info@state.co.us