Denver Motor Vehicle to close branches to in-person visits because of COVID-19.

All five Denver Motor Vehicle (DMV) branches will close to the public next week because of COVID-19 concerns.

Beginning Monday, until further notice, the offices will shut down to protect the health and safety of employees and the community and to reduce the spread of COVID-19, according to a news release from the city’s Department of Finance.

Residents with registrations and tags that expired prior to November will be served in-person through the end of the business day Friday.

Motor vehicle staff will continue to process transactions by phone, online and by mail. Most transactions can be completed online and residents are strongly encouraged to visit denvergov.org/dmv or to use the mail.

The DMV has experienced three-times the normal phone traffic in recent months, residents are advised that “long hold times” will be likely. Drop boxes are available for auto dealer transactions not available online or by mail.

Denver police and Denver Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Right of Way Enforcement agents will not be enforcing expired tags beginning Monday and until further notice.

The in-person closure decisions were made in response to Denver’s COVID-19 positivity rate and a move to a level red – Safer at Home Severe Risk – on the state’s COVID-19 protection dial, the release said.

Also in Denver, the Taxpayer Service Center will be reducing its hours to 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday and Thursday. Online and mail transactions remain available seven days a week.

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