Motor Vehicle Department

The El Paso County Motor Vehicle Department is responsible for certification of motor vehicle titles and registrations and acts as a division of the Colorado State Department of Revenue. We also renew Colorado Driver’s Licenses and offer other select driver’s license services.

We have four office locations throughout the county that provide motor vehicle and driver’s license services Monday through Friday. In addition, the North Office (Union Blvd. & Research Pkwy.) is open Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

General Motor Vehicle Information:

Main Office:
1675 West Garden of the Gods Road
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Director of Motor Vehicle: Kelly Lindgren
Telephone: (719) 520-6240

Notice: In-person services are available by appointment only for Motor Vehicle and Driver’s License renewals and out-of-state transfers at the Main, Southeast and North offices. Click here to schedule. Open Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The North and Southeast offices are open Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Contact the State office for full Driver’s License services 303-205-5613 option 4.
Only the person(s) necessary to complete the transaction will be allowed into the office. Only one transaction per appointment. People more than 5 minutes late may need to reschedule. Refer to Customer Guides on the tabs below for Driver’s License and Individual/Dealer Purchase.
Many online services at
Please wear a face mask! Thank you for your consideration and patience.

Before visiting one of our four Motor Vehicle offices, check the wait times you may experience for service.

It will help you decide which office to visit, or whether you should come at a different time.

Attention: To avoid the longest wait times, it’s best to renew Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mid-month, or online at . Skip the Trip to our office and use the many online services.

We look forward to serving you!

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles offers numerous online services. Some of the most frequently used are linked by the tabs below. Additional information is available on our Statewide Motor Vehicle Online Services page.

Gov2Go is an app offered by the El Paso County Motor Vehicle Office that allows you to renew your registration on your cell phone. It sends a reminder when your license plate tags are due. Your tags will be mailed and you can show your stored electronic receipt if needed.

El Paso County Motor Vehicle has developed many ways for you to renew your vehicle without coming into the office. Renew online, by phone, mail, by the App Gov2Go or at one of our self-service kiosks!

Renewal postcards are mailed out at the beginning of the month of expiration.

If you no longer own the vehicle, you may voluntarily notify the State DMV within five days of transfer of ownership at (under Vehicle Services, Report Release of Liability) to release your liability for the new owner’s actions. Then, you can disregard the notice.

The following information may be useful to you when registering your vehicle in Colorado.

  • The Calculator provides estimated fees based on the data you enter about the vehicle.
  • Insurance Requirements details the process for establishing proof of insurance and other stipulations.

Please also refer to the tabs on the Motor Vehicle main page “Individual or Dealer Purchase” and “Titles”.

Refer to our Driver’s License Customer Guide for helpful information.

El Paso County Motor Vehicle offers the following driver’s license services:

  • Renewal of a Colorado Driver’s License (not Commercial Driver’s License)
  • Renewal of a Colorado Identification Card
  • Transfer of a Driver’s License from another state (upon surrender of existing DL)
  • Process name and/or address changes (upon surrender of existing DL or Colorado ID card)
  • Replacement of a Colorado lost or stolen adult Driver’s License

The Clerk’s Office is authorized to offer the following five services, with a $5.00 County Service fee in addition to the State fees.

  • Colorado Identification Card – renewal, replacement, or out-of-state transfer
  • Colorado Driver’s Permit – renewal, replacement, or out-of-state transfer
  • Motor Vehicle Record
  • Motorcycle Endorsement (must present proof of completed Motorcycle Safety Foundation course)
  • Replacement Driver’s License

Visit the State Division of Motor Vehicle for the following services:

  • New Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Written or driving test
  • New motorcycle licenses (if completed through the State program)
  • Reinstatements
  • New and/or renew Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL)

All registered vehicles in Colorado must display license plates. Colorado has standard issue and special plates available. Additionally, many plate styles can be personalized.

View the following link to see the list of available plates: License Plate Details

Click on the License Plates – Print on Demand tab below for information about requesting non-standard Colorado license plates.

A person applying for a disability placard or license plate may visit any of the El Paso County Motor Vehicle Offices. This transaction also may be done through the mail, for the convenience of those who wish not to come into an office. Click on the tab Persons with Disabilities Parking Privileges below.

Did you recently purchase a vehicle from an individual or a dealership?

If you have recently purchased a vehicle, registration must be obtained within 60 days (C.R.S. 42-3-103).

Refer to our Motor Vehicle Customer Guide for helpful information. The resources below will help you complete the process!

The following links offer resources on titles – including the title complete notice, secure and verifiable identification information, bonding packets, and information for dealerships.

Additional information and resources for Motor Vehicle, including answers to your questions and statistics.

Unofficial Motor Vehicle Websites

When searching websites for motor vehicle information, you are cautioned to be sure the site is associated with the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles. Learn more here.

Additional Resources