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Denver Motor Vehicle Closes to In-Person Transactions Beginning Nov. 23

Taxpayer Service Center also reducing in-person hours

DENVER - To protect the health and safety of employees and the community and to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Denver County, all five Denver Motor Vehicle (DMV) branches will close to the public and the city’s Taxpayer Service Center (TPS) will reduce its hours beginning Monday, Nov. 23 until further notice. The decisions were made in response to Denver’s COVID-19 positivity rate and move to a level red – Safer at Home Severe Risk – on the state’s COVID-19 protection dial.

Denver Motor Vehicle – Title & Registration Services

Beginning Mon., Nov. 23 and lasting until further notice, all Denver Motor Vehicle branches will be closed to the public. Residents with registrations/tags that expired prior to November will be served in-person through the end of the week (Nov. 20).

Motor vehicle staff will continue to process transactions by phone, mail and online. Most transactions can be completed online and residents are strongly encouraged to visit to complete their transaction or use the mail. The DMV has experienced three-times the normal phone traffic in recent months, so residents are advised that long hold times will occur. Drop boxes are available for dealer transactions not available online or by mail.

The following are examples of transactions that can be completed online at

  • Placards
  • Duplicate Registration
  • Duplicate Title
  • Renewals
  • Change of Address
  • Release of Liability
  • New Registrations
  • Emissions Extensions
  • Duplicate Registration
  • Download Forms
  • Tag Replacement
  • Plate Replacement
  • Estimate Fees
  • Transactions Receipts
  • Title & Registration History
  • Emissions Waivers
  • Check Title Status


DPD officers and Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Right of Way Enforcement agents will not be enforcing expired tags in Denver beginning Mon., Nov. 23 until further notice. Drivers should note that the same provisions may not be available in other counties. As a reminder, all drivers are provided a 30-day grace period from the date of expiration of their vehicle registration/tags.

Denver Motor Vehicle provides title and registration services only and is only available for Denver residents. Residents of other counties need to use the motor vehicle branches located in their home county. Driver license services and emissions testing are offered by the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

Taxpayer Service Center (TPS)

Denver’s TPS will be reducing its hours to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Thursday only until further notice. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, TPS will be open on Mon., Nov. 23 and Wed., Nov. 25 only next week.

Online and mail transactions remain available seven days a week. Online services are available for:

  • excise tax transactions (Sales, Use, Lodgers, OPT, TBT, E911, TID) including account registration, tax return filing, and tax return payments at
  • Real estate property taxes or business personal property tax payments can also be made at (NOTE: online services will be unavailable beginning 12/17 through Mid-January for end of year processing).

Excise tax returns and payments and property tax payments can also be mailed to the addresses printed on the returns. Credit card payments must be made online using the links listed above.

For more information on Denver’s response to COVID-19, visit