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July 20, 2018

Statewide Motor Vehicle offices will close Aug. 1–3 for computer system upgrade

Renew online or plan ahead by booking your August appointment online

Boulder County, Colo. Clerk & Recorder vehicle titling and registration offices, including all three Boulder County locations, will close statewide Wednesday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Aug. 3 in order to install a new computer system. The three-day closure will allow for the successful transfer of data and technical upgrades needed to make the switch. All offices will reopen on Monday, Aug. 6. State-run driver’s license offices will also be closed Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 3 as part of the transition.

With the impending 3-day closure, the Boulder County Clerk & Recorder’s office is urging residents to renew their registration online or by mail, if eligible, or to schedule appointments for all other services, for some time in August after the office reopens (appointment link is available at

Additionally, many residents are not aware that there is a one-month grace period for renewing their vehicle. Thus, if a resident’s
registration is set to expire in July, the person actually has until the end of August to renew without penalty. In most cases, this can even be done online until the last day of the grace month.

After statewide installation, the Clerk and Recorder’s office anticipates the new system will help reduce wait times due to faster
transaction speeds. Additionally, in a later phase after its initial rollout, residents will be able to complete a number of new transactions online that previously required an in-person visit, such as applying for license plates and requesting emissions extensions.

During the closure, online vehicle registration renewal will be available ( Additionally, the
Boulder office self-service motor vehicle renewal express kiosk, which provides vehicle stickers, will also be accessible during the closure period. There are additional MV Express Kiosks outside of Boulder County, which residents can use as well. Locations can be found online at: