Motor vehicle computers running again, clerk says

The state’s motor vehicle computers are up and running, at least for now.

For the second time in as many months, the system that processes vehicle registrations and titles had been down for two weeks.

It came back up late Friday, but Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner didn’t want to notify anyone until Monday for fear it would go down again.

It didn’t, she said.

Motorists were able to get their vehicle registrations during those two weeks, but the downed system meant anyone who needed a vehicle title had to wait until the state’s computers were working because the system didn’t have the ability to print.

Reiner said she expects to see some long lines over the next week from people who came in for titles but chose not to wait to have one mailed to them from the state.

Otherwise, she said, it’s business as usual.

“I would recommend that people use the online system as much as possible to renew their registrations,” she said. “They can avoid some wait times if they do.”

According to emails sent to county clerks from the Office of Information Technology, the state replaced a Department of Revenue server, and then had to test it to be sure it was recording data correctly.

The system went down in early February, which required the office to replace an aging server with a used one.


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