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Motor Vehicle
Chris Myszkowski, Manager


    Contact Information:
    (719) 520-7302
    Fax Number: (719) 520-6239
    chrismyszkowski@elpasoco.com

    General Motor Vehicle Information:
    (719) 520-6240

    Motor Vehicle 
    (719) 520-6240
    motorvehicledept@elpasoco.com
    MV Manager

    Chris Myszkowski
    (719) 520-6240
    Fax Number: (719) 520-6239
    chrismyszkowski@elpasoco.com

    Main Office - Citizens Service Center
    1675 West Garden of the Gods
    Colorado Springs, CO 80907
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Fri
    (Except Holidays)
    Clerk & Recorder > Motor Vehicle

     

    PLANNING AHEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS

    For our customers planning weddings, Motor Vehicle, Driver’s License or other transactions during the holidays, the Clerk and Recorder’s Office is providing our hours of operation. We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!

    Merry Christmas!
    Tuesday, December 23 – all offices will close at 3:00 p.m.
    Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25 – all offices will be closed.
    Friday, December 26 – Citizens Service Center will be open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. All other branch offices will be closed.
    Saturday, December 27 – North Branch Office will be open 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Happy New Year’s!
    Wednesday, December 31 – all offices will be open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Thursday, January 1 – all offices will be closed.
    Friday, January 2 – all offices will be open 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


    Avoid waiting in line, check our wait times online by
    clicking the link below.

    Motor Vehicle Wait Times

     

    Office Phone Fax
    General Information (719) 520-6240 (719) 520-7796
    State Driver's License Office (719) 594-8701  

     

    Locations and Hours
    All four locations of the El Paso County Clerk & Recorder’s Office offer Motor Vehicle, Recording, Marriage/Civil Union Licenses, and Elections services.

    Main
    Citizens Service Center
    1675 W. Garden of the Gods

    Get Directions

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Downtown
    Centennial Hall
    200 S. Cascade

    Get Directions

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Southeast Powers
    Corner Powers Blvd and Airport Road

    Get Directions

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    North Union Town Center
    8830 N. Union Blvd

    Get Directions

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Saturday
    8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


     

    El Paso County Motor Vehicle Statisical DataTaxes and Fees for El Paso CountyDisabled Parking InformationInformation for ONLINE renewalsVehicle Insurance InformationI need more help!Secure and Verifiable Identification Required - get details here.Information for DRIVERS LICENSE renewalsRules and Help for ResidentsRules and Help for Military Non-ResidentsAdditional Information for RenewalsInfo. to help you when you get your Title Complete NoticeHelp for Individual or Dealer PurchasesGeneral Motor Vehicle InformationDownloadable Forms you may needOn Line Change of Address Form AvailableSamples and Examples of Colorado License PlatesTips on Avoiding Long Lines

    Notices:
    • Active Duty Military ID Card Holders – In recognition of the service military personnel give to our country, the Clerk’s Office provides expedited service to active duty military ID card holders.  When visiting the County Motor Vehicle Office, show your active duty military ID to the greeter and you will be served at the front of the queue.  Thanks to our civilian customers for your consideration of our military men and women.
    • Veterans Services - The Department of Veterans Affairs has a new clinic in Colorado Springs, providing services to veterans.  The address and phone number for the location are shown below. Disabled veterans who need to obtain a disability rating letter may visit this DVA facility.  The rating letter verifies the veteran has a 50% or greater permanent disability which qualifies them for certain services such as Disabled Veteran license plates.

      Veterans may visit the Veterans Business Administration office at the VA Clinic:
      3141 Centennial Boulevard
      Colorado Springs, CO 80907
      Phone: 719-327-5660 or 800-278-3883
    • Motor Vehicle Registration Cards –There has been a change in motor vehicle registration cards, effective July 1, 2014. The State of Colorado has enacted these changes to help protect the owner of a vehicle from identity theft or other criminal activity.

      The motorist is no longer required to sign and date the registration cards. Motorists will receive two registration cards when registering or renewing their motor vehicle. One registration card will not have the owner’s address printed on it.  On the card, there is a statement advising the motorist to keep that card, without the address, in the vehicle.  The second registration card does have the owner’s address printed.  To ensure security and the privacy of the owner, that card should not be left in the vehicle. Please note: For commercial vehicles, both registration cards will be printed with the owner’s address.
    • The voter-approved additional funding for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office was effective January 1, 2013. The County sales and use tax rates for all non-exempt retail purchases, including use tax on automobiles, changed from 1 percent (0.01) to 1.23 percent (0.0123). This means that County sales and use tax on a $100.00 purchase would be $1.23.
    • Effective July 1, 2006, all new and duplicate title applications are required to include a SECURE AND VERIFIABLE IDENTIFICATION to complete the transaction. Secure and Verifiable Identification is required to be presented for new registration, new placard and new temporary permit transactions, although no photocopy is required.
    • Emissions – Effective January 1, 2007, the basic emissions test is no longer required for gasoline powered vehicles in El Paso County. For further emissions information (including diesel requirements) follow the link below:
                                             
                    
      Colorado Motor Vehicle Emissions Program
    • Effective June 1, 2009, per C.R.S. 42-3-112 (SB09-108), a $25 monthly Late Fee will be charged on all vehicle renewals after the last day of the month following expiration. The fee will not exceed $100.
    • SB09-108 Registration Fee Increase effective July 1, 2009
      Note: Fees increased each year through June 30, 2012

    Vehicle/Trailer

    FY09-10

    FY10-11

    FY11-12+

    2,000# & under

    $22.50

    $25.75

    $29.00

    2,001 – 5,000#

    $32.00

    $36.50

    $41.00

    5,001 – 10,000#

    $39.50

    $45.25

    $51.00

    10,000 - 16,000#

    $51.50

    $58.75

    $66.00

    16,001# & over

    $55.00

    $63.00

    $71.00

    Exceptions: Collector plated vehicles (5-yr. registration) are charged the SB09-108 add-on fees for one year only and the fee increase for farm trucks/tractors is ½ of the amount listed above. The fees do not apply to vehicles (+50 yrs) with horseless carriage registration.

    • Driver’s License Transactions - Effective April 4, 2011 the Real ID Act requires applicants for all Driver’s License transactions to show proof of their residential address. A parent's proof of address indicated on the license is acceptable for a minor child. The applicant may provide one of the following documents:

      o Utility bill
      o Credit card statement
      o Pay stub or earnings statement
      o Rent receipt (may be handwritten)
      o Telephone or cell phone bill
      o Transcript or report card from an accredited school     
      o Bank statement
      o Mortgage document
      o Tax document - Federal IRS; State; County Assessment; Local City Government 
      o Homeowner’s/renter's insurance policy
      o Vehicle registration

      Please click here to read the complete list on the Driver's License Information page.

    • If there is more than one owner of the vehicle, all owners are required to declare their intent to have the Certificate of Title issued in Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship. This may be accomplished by completing the Joint Tenancy with Rights of Survivorship Acknowledgement of Intent Form (DR2395).
    • Payment options are limited to cash, check or debit/credit cards. Each branch has an ATM in the lobby.

     The Clerk & Recorder Now Accepts All Major Credit Cards

     

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