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Posted on: July 23, 2018

Summit County Motor Vehicle Office to Close Aug. 1-5 for Statewide Computer System Upgrade

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All Colorado title and registration services will be unavailable Aug. 1-5; all driver license services will be unavailable Aug. 2-3

Julie Sutor, Director of Communications: 970-453-3498

SUMMIT COUNTY – All Colorado title and registration services, including Summit County motor vehicle registration renewal, vehicle titling, International Registration Plan (IRP) and ownership transfers will be unavailable August 1-5 to allow for technical upgrades, which will improve the customer and employee experience in offices and online.

The Summit County Clerk & Recorder's Office, located in the Summit County Courthouse at 208 E. Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge, will remain open for all other business, including marriage licenses, liquor license applications, document recording and voter services.

Colorado driver license services, both in-office and online, will be unavailable August 2-3. State driver license offices, including the state's Frisco location in the Summit County Commons, will be closed.

The closure will allow the State of Colorado to replace the Colorado State Titling and Registration System (CSTARS), originally installed between 1983 and 1986. The new system, Colorado DRIVES, will allow for better county-to-county integration, faster transaction processing and additional online services.

New online services, which will be available starting Aug. 6 at, include:

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

“We're excited to introduce the DRIVES system into the Summit County Motor Vehicle Office,” County Clerk & Recorder Kathy Neel said. “This new system will bring us back to the future, whether you need to register a DeLorean or any other type of vehicle. Beginning Aug. 6, Summit County residents will benefit from a faster customer experience and several new online service options.”

Individuals whose driver license, identification card or motor vehicle registration expires in July or August 2018 are encouraged to take note of the office closure dates and consider renewing early.

"We apologize for the inconvenience this closure may cause, but we look forward to providing residents with a modern, user-friendly system for vehicle services, along with the great customer service they've come to expect from us," Neel said.

Individuals who need to renew eligible vehicles may do so before or after the closure dates at or at the motor vehicle office in the Summit County Courthouse.

The Summit County Clerk & Recorder's Office administers motor vehicle registration services in Summit County at the Summit County Courthouse in Breckenridge. The Colorado Department of Revenue administers driver license services at the Summit County Commons in Frisco.

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