DMV to cut back on service at two locations
Bustling Mesa County Department of Motor Vehicles offices may be even busier as the county is cutting one day a month at two of its locations.
To minimize the impact, the county is eliminating one of the slower days at the Clifton and Grand Junction offices. The cuts are being made in an effort to trim or eliminate overtime costs, Division Director Jackie Campbell said.
Starting next month, the Clifton office at the Peachtree Shopping Center, 3225 Interstate 70 Business, will be closed on the second Monday of each month.
The Grand Junction office, 200 S. Spruce St., will be closed on the second Wednesday of each month.
After an audit of customer use at the offices in 2011, the days slated for closure were determined to be slowest and best days to be cut from the schedule, Campbell said.
Residents who can do so are asked to mail in vehicle-registration forms or go online to update their information. That would decrease long waits at the offices.
“That would help us immensely,” she said.
During closed days, county staff will be working on processing liens and other paperwork, work that clerks are not able to complete while serving customers, Campbell said.
Cutbacks to vehicle-registration hours already have occurred at the Fruita office, 325 E. Aspen St. That office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Vehicle registrations can be renewed online at http://www.colorado.gov/renewplates.us.
Other questions for the Mesa County Clerk & Recorder’s Office can be answered at http://www.mesacounty.us.