DMV to close Wednesday and services won’t be available

Posted at 5:56 AM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 07:56:45-04

All Colorado title and registration services will be unavailable starting tomorrow, August 1st.  

The temporary suspension of these services is to allow for technical upgrades to the DMV computer system, which will improve the customer and employee experience in offices and online.

The suspension of services is expected to last through the 5th of August. Online registration renewal and kiosk registration renewal in participating counties will remain available during that time.

Colorado driver license services, both in-office and online, will also be unavailable August 2nd-3rd. State driver license offices will be closed during this time.

The shutdown of services allows the state of Colorado to replace the old and failing Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS), originally installed between 1983 and 1986, with a new system, Colorado DRIVES, which will allow for better county-to-county integration, faster transaction processing and additional online services. This system was successfully implemented for driver services on February 21, 2017.

New online services will include:

  • Improved online vehicle registration renewal
  • Out of state emissions extension
  • Emissions waiver application
  • Generate prior receipts
  • Duplicate registration receipt request
  • 2 percent rental upload spreadsheet fee estimator
  • Document uploading
  • Personalized plate request
  • Change of address
  • New registration

Individuals whose drivers license, identification card or motor vehicle registration expires in July or August 2018 are encouraged to renew early.