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Denver Motor Vehicle Division Eliminates Credit Card Fee for Vehicle Owners

New change makes DMV transactions more affordable, convenient for consumers

DENVER, January 15, 2015 – The Denver Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has made paying for vehicle titling, registration, and registration renewals more affordable and even easier for consumers. Beginning on January 1, 2015, the city eliminated the 2.7 percent service charge on credit card payments for drivers renewing their vehicle registration with the city.

“Doing business with the city should be affordable and convenient. The DMV is now one of several city departments that have eliminated the credit card convenience fee, which makes a transaction easier and less costly for consumers - something we are continuously striving to achieve at the city,” said Mayor Michael B. Hancock.

 “Eliminating the credit card convenience fee for drivers doing business with the Denver DMV is another step forward in our effort to improve the experience of our customers and reduce wait times,” said Steve Ellington, Treasurer of the City and County of Denver. “We believe this change will help save consumers money and also provide an additional incentive for them to pay online, by mail, or over the phone instead of going in to a DMV location.” 

The Denver DMV also recently began mailing vehicle owners a new renewal data mailer, replacing the old basic postcard notice. The new data mailer still contains information about emissions and insurance, but is now postage paid and includes a self-addressed envelope with an improved renewal coupon.  It also highlights the three ways a vehicle can be renewed in Denver without having to visit a physical DMV location: online, by mail, or by phone. 


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