Denver Motor Vehicle Will Reopen for In-Person Services June 29, 2020
All Denver Motor Vehicle locations are open for in-person transactions. We are experiencing long wait times and encourage customers to use alternate methods for completing transactions when possible.
Customers will notice physical and process changes implemented to protect both customers and staff from potential COVID-19 exposure 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 the building.
Clients with completed paperwork who are paying by check can place their information into the drop box at any of the five branch offices and staff will process and send the updated registration within 3-4 business days.
Residents may also use online*, mail, and phone options for renewals, new registrations, disability placards, and other transactions. Visit mydmv.colorado.gov.
The City is providing a grace period for expired registrations through July 31, 2020. Denver Police Department and Denver Right of Way Enforcement will not issue citations for expired tags during this time.
*If you live in Denver and renew your expired registration online after July 1, you may be charged a late fee. Request a refund of late fees by completing this form. Denver is waiving late fees through July 31, 2020.
There are three ways to renew your registration/plates without having to visit a Denver Motor Vehicle office. The City & County of Denver has made the process even better by removing all convenience fees for credit card and electronic check transactions. In other words, it will not cost you anything extra to use one of the renewal methods mentioned on the back of the newly designed Renewal Mailer:
Please visit https://www.denvergov.org/pocketgov/#/dmv to renew online. Not all plate types will qualify and the ability to renew online depends on whether you need proof of insurance or an emissions test. If you are unable to renew online please call 311 because you may still be able take advantage of the other methods we offer.
Simply call 311 to see if you are eligible to renew by phone. Please have your registration information and your credit card or checking account information available.
You can also use the newly designed Renewal Mailer to renew by mail. The new renewal notice includes an envelope for your convenience and the postage is paid. No more searching for an envelope and a stamp to send off your renewal!
Filing a lien is a process that involves using a motor vehicle title for collateral. Lienholders may be companies or individuals whom an applicant owes money, and where the title will be held by the lienholder until the debt has been paid in full.
Lienholders should submit the following documentation according to the instructions below:
Make checks payable to Denver Manager of Finance.
2855 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80205
Acceptable copies of the security agreement include the original or carbon copy. All copies must be certified as a true and exact copy of the original “pursuant to C.R.S. 12-55-110”. This statute gives the notary the power to certify without having witnessed the original signatures.
A properly assigned title or M.S.O. is accompanied by an application for title (DR 2395), chattel mortgage/security agreement and sales tax receipts, are sent with filing fees. When all processing has been completed, customers will receive a post card notifying them that their paperwork is done.