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DMV to re-open for commercial driver license only in May

KOAA Covering Colorado
Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 17, 2020

DENVER — According to a release, the Colorado DMV will re-open nine driver license offices on Monday, May 4th to commercial drivers on an appointment-only basis.

This will be in an effort to keep Colorado's economy rolling.

The Aurora, Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs, Golden, Lakewood Westgate, Loveland, Montrose, Northglenn and Pueblo driver license offices will offer services which include Issuance of Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) to applicants who have met all the training requirements, Issuance of Commercial Learner’s Permits (CLP), Upgrade of license for CDL drivers adding endorsements and Administration of CDL written exams.

To schedule an appointment at the DMV, you need to call 303-205-5613, opt. 4.

Commercial drivers will be required to wear masks and gloves during their visit; the DMV will not serve walk-ins.

While testing and licensing will resume, training and educational facilities will still be closed until further notice.

When demand for commercial driver appointments decreases, the nine offices will start offering appointments for additional services.

“We have taken the necessary actions to resume CDL services in these nine offices in a manner that will protect the health and wellness of customers and employees while meeting the needs of the commercial motor vehicle industry,” said DMV Senior Director Mike Dixon “We remain dedicated to the people of Colorado and providing these essential DMV services in this challenging new environment.”

The DMV has worked with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Department of Transportation and third-party CDL testers to develop the limited-reopenings plan.

The offices have been deep-cleaned and have taken precautions in line with CDC guidelines.

The DMV will evaluate the reopening process and will make any adjustments as necessary to protect and serve our customers and staff members.

Commercial driving testing units in Colorado will also reopen so they can also test new commercial drivers. Those units will also have to adhere to CDC and state guidelines.

For Coloradans who are not commercial drivers, the DMV has made several changes to help fight COVID-19’s spread while offering Coloradans the services they need.

They include drivers 65 or older are able to temporarily renew online, Coloradans 21 to 64 whose license or ID will expire during our closure but are unable to renew online will receive an automatic extension for 60 days past their current expiration date, Coloradans younger than 21 can now renew online, if they are eligible to renew their driver license, instruction permit or identification card, CDL drivers - CDL holders with HAZMAT endorsements who are set to expire during our closure through April 30, have automatically been extended for 60 days from their previous expiration date, Commercial license permit holders - Commercial license permit holders who are set to expire during our closure through April 30, have automatically been extended for 60 days from their previous expiration date.