Issues resolved at Colorado DMV offices, late fees to be waived for Tuesday customers

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The Fort Collins driver’s license office, May 2019.

Updated at 4:43 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2024.

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles has resolved an unspecified technology problem that caused a statewide outage on Tuesday. Online and in-office services have returned to normal.

Vehicle registration late fees will be waived for customers affected by the outage.

Earlier in the day, officials said that a “technical issue” was affecting all Colorado DMV offices. The state’s credit card processing system was also affected by “technical difficulties,” which impacted “customers' ability to make payments using credit cards at some county motor vehicle offices,” where residents can go to register vehicles, transfer titles and obtain license plates.

People with appointments Tuesday were encouraged to reschedule or use the DMV’s website or kiosk services to complete vehicle registration renewals, driver license renewals and other services. 

Written tests for those obtaining a driver's permit are still available at the affected DMV offices. State officials said those who take a written test can return within 180 days to complete the driver license issuance process. 

The outage could have impacted Denver residents scrambling to renew vehicle registrations before the city begins clamping down on expired license plates starting July 15.