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State, 11 Counties to Upgrade System
Driver’s license services will be temporarily unavailable throughout the state during the President’s Day weekend to allow for the installation of a new system. The upgrade will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 17 and all services will resume on Tuesday, February 21. Citizens needing any driver’s license services before the upgrade are encouraged to complete those transactions as soon as possible. Driver’s license related transactions include:
Driver’s License renewals or replacements
Driver’s License transfers
Change of address updates
Change in emergency contact information
Colorado ID card renewals
Obtaining a copy of a driving record
All other motor vehicle services offered through the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office—such as vehicle registrations, license plate renewals, and title work—can still be completed. Only the driver’s license system is affected.
The Clerk’s North Office Union Town Center will be open as usual on Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for all other transactions. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is the only county in the state to operate an office on Saturdays. All Clerk’s Offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, in observance of President’s Day.
The system upgrade is part of the Colorado Department of Revenue’s effort to update Colorado’s aging motor vehicle system. The last overhaul of the state’s driver’s license system occurred in 1992. The project is part of “Colorado DRIVES”, which was instituted after the Colorado legislature approved funding in 2014 and 2015 to “replace the outdated Driver License System (DLS) and Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS)”.
Any specific questions relating to the system upgrade of the Colorado DRIVES program should be referred to Sarah Werner with the Colorado Department of Revenue. She can be reached at (303) 205-1389.
Contact: Ryan Parsell, Chief Deputy
(719) 520-7322 or (719) 351-9626 - cell