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Colorado DMV Closed Due to the Software System Upgrade for Several Weeks
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The DMV of Colorado (Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles) has been experiencing some problems statewide, concerning the updates that are taking place to the software system last week.
There have been 35 years the system is working and last week it was finally upgraded which caused closures of DMV offices for several days. After re-opening this week, the system has had some issues.
Local authorities say that 17 million records had to be transferred as part of the $94 million project.
The problems the system has seen, along with the closures last week have caused wait times at DMV offices to be longer than normal in El Paso County.
“Every day we’re getting a little better, a little quicker,” said Chuck Broerman, El Paso County Clerk, and Recorder. “You know, with having been closed for several days last week, all of those 9-10 thousand citizens that would have been in our office last week are now coming here.”
Stat and County officials said they are working together to get things running smoothly. They advise using online services if possible until next week.