Denver Motor Vehicle New Branch Hours Effective Aug. 3
All Denver Motor Vehicle locations implemented new hours on August 3, 2020:
Open 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. M, Tu, Th, F
Open 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Wed.
Most Motor Vehicle branches are experiencing waits of up to 30 minutes with some branches having no wait times.
Customers who visit in person will notice physical and process changes implemented to protect customers and staff from exposure to COVID-19 including:
Lobby areas must remain at a safe capacity. Clients will first check-in at the facility and DMV staff will notify you when it is safe to enter.
Clients with completed paperwork who are paying by check can place their information directly into the drop box at any of the five branch offices without waiting and staff will process and send the updated registration within 3-4 business days.
To learn more about current Emissions Testing, visit our Emissions page.
To learn about guidance for New Vehicle Purchases, visit our Register a New or Used Vehicle page.
All vehicles are required by Colorado State law to have both a front and back plate. Also visit our Vehicle Title Transfers page under the "Buying and Selling a Vehicle" topic for more on operation of an unregistered vehicle or driving without plates.
These plate types are not considered specialty plates and are issued at the DMV during the time of your registration.
Notice about specialty plates: County Motor Vehicle offices will no longer issue specialty plates as of April 21, 2014. These plate types will be part of the State of Colorado's "Print on Demand" program. Please come into the Denver County DMV (Denver residents only) to choose your plates at the time of registration. Your plates will be mailed directly to your address within three weeks.
Learn more about Print-On-Demand Plates below:
Denver Motor Vehicle will hold your personalized plates for twelve months from the time of payment. After that time, your plates will be returned to the State of Colorado Motor Vehicle Business Group to be destroyed. *Use our online service to schedule your plate pickup at one of our locations most convenient to you.
Yes. You will not be able to get a refund for your personalized plate fees, however. You will have to reapply with new fees if you want a different personalized plate configuration.