About time for online vehicle registration

In the second decade of the 21st century, Colorado may be poised to move up to 1990s standards regarding motor vehicle registration. A bill that faced its first hurdle in the state Legislature Wednesday would authorize the creation of a state system for electronic registration and titling of motor vehicles.

Anyone who has spent three or four hours in a crowded county clerk’s office, waiting in a queue to register a motor vehicle, can offer a loud “Hallelujah” to that.

House Bill 1289, sponsored by Rep. Dominick Moreno, D-Commerce City, also gives the state Department of Revenue authority to establish an online system for transmitting lien information if buyers obtain a loan for their vehicles.

In an age when people can do their banking business on a smartphone, purchase just about anything through the Internet and trade photos and videos with people around the world in a heartbeat, there’s no reason we shouldn’t be able to register newly purchased vehicles from our computers.


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