DMV precautions

Colorado Division of Motor Vehicle Team Members serve customers on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at the Westgate Driver License Office in Lakewood. Coloradans can now make appointments for in-office licensing services throughout the state by calling 303-205-5613 opt. 4; or 303-205-2335 for CO-RCSA services. (Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles)

Denver Motor Vehicle Title and Registration branches resumed in-person service Tuesday after more than six weeks of closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

All five branches were closed by the city on Nov. 23 amid a surge in COVID-19 cases; however, the city has now moved to reopen the branches due to “hospitalizations and positivity rates stabilizing or declining.”

This comes as Denver County moved to Level Orange COVID-19 restrictions Monday, reopening indoor dining, gyms and nonessential offices.

The DMVs will also begin charging transaction fees for customers paying by credit card, debit card and e-check whether online or in-person.

The fees, beginning Feb. 1, are part of the 2021 budget reductions caused by COVID-19.

Credit and debit card transactions will incur a 2.25% plus 75-cent fee. E-check transactions will incur a $1 fee.

The DMV branches will be open during regular hours from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Masks and social distancing are required in all branches. Customers who are senior citizens or living with disabilities will receive priority service.

The DMVs expect extremely high customer volumes in the coming weeks and encourage customers to use online services when possible.

Most title and registration transactions can be done online at denvergov.org/dmv or by mail.

The Denver Police Department will not enforce expired tags in the city through Jan. 31.

Drivers are also given a 30-day grace period from the expiration date of their vehicle registration and tags.

Some transactions require in-person visits such as assigned VIN processes, suspense title transactions, tiny home title establishment, trust title establishment and most title transfers.

Driver license services and emissions testing are offered by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

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