All Colorado title and registration services, including motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, International Registration Plan (IRP) and ownership transfers will be unavailable August 1-5, 2018 to allow for technical upgrades, which will improve the customer and employee experience in offices and online. The El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Motor Vehicle Department will be closed during this time.

“We are delighted to see this major upgrade in the State of Colorado’s motor vehicle registration and titling system come to fruition,” said Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman. “The new software application will enable us to offer additional services online and enhance upon our legendary fast and friendly customer service.”

Department employees will begin training next week through mid-July. Due to reduced staff during the training period, customers may experience slightly longer wait times. We encourage you to transact your business online if possible at When an office visit is necessary, the best times are mid-week and mid-month.

Online registration renewal and kiosk registration renewal will remain available August 1-5. Individuals needing to renew eligible vehicles are encouraged to Skip the Trip by using online, mail and self-serve kiosk services. Please check motor vehicle branch wait times at

Colorado driver’s license services, both in-office and online, will be unavailable August 2-3, 2018. State driver license offices will be closed.

This closure will allow the State of Colorado to replace the Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS), originally installed between 1983 and 1986, with a new system, Colorado DRIVES, which will allow for better county-to-county integration, faster transaction processing and additional online services. This system was successfully implemented for driver services on February 21, 2017.

New online services, which will be available August 6, 2018 at, include:

  • Improved online vehicle registration renewal
  • Out of state emissions extension
  • Emissions waiver application
  • Generate prior receipts
  • Duplicate registration receipt request
  • 2 percent rental upload spreadsheet fee estimator
  • Document uploading
  • Personalized plate request
  • Change of address
  • New registration

“We are excited to introduce the DRIVES system into both driver license and motor vehicle offices in Colorado,” said Department of Revenue Executive Director Michael Hartman. “This new system offers a 35-year leap in technology, which will allow for a faster customer experience with several additional online service options.”

Individuals whose driver license, identification card or motor vehicle registration expires in July or August 2018 are encouraged to renew early.

We apologize for the inconvenience this closure may cause and look forward to providing the residents of El Paso County with a modern, user-friendly system for driver and vehicle services.