Want to avoid lines for license plates? Check out webcams

Residents who want to renew their license plates in person but are intent on avoiding the long lines that occasionally plague the Mesa County motor vehicle offices can accomplish both by logging on.

The county Clerk and Recorder’s Office went live this week with a website and a pair of Web cameras that display in real time the scene inside branches at Mesa Mall, 2424 U.S. Highway 6&50, and in Clifton, 3235 Interstate 70 Business Loop. The cameras allow citizens to see how busy the offices are and plan their visit accordingly.

“One of our staff members came up with the idea, and our county IT Department got on it right away,” said Jackie Campbell, director of the county Motor Vehicle and Recording divisions.

Campbell said the cameras will allow county officials to evaluate peak usage times and try to make adjustments.

She said the cameras cost $60 each. The county, due to technological limitations, couldn’t place a camera in the Fruita motor vehicle office.

To check out the cameras, go to http://www.clerk.mesacounty.us/mv/cams.aspx.


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