Alamosa, Fort Morgan driver license offices now taking CO-RCSA (SB 13-251) appointments; services start July 1

LAKEWOOD, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 -- Undocumented and temporarily legal immigrants can now schedule appointments for July 1 to obtain a Colorado driver license, instruction permit or identification card at the Alamosa and Fort Morgan driver license offices. 
 
The Lakewood Westgate, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Lamar, Montrose, Pueblo and Durango driver license offices will continue to offer these services.
 
To protect the health of customers and staff while providing critical services, the Alamosa and Fort Morgan offices, and all other driver license offices, will be open on an appointment-only basis.
 
Undocumented and temporarily legal Immigrants can schedule their appointments by calling 303-205-2335 or can reach out to the DMV’s Colorado Road and Community Safety Act partners at www.colorado.gov/dmv/nonprofit-co-rcsa-partners. These nonprofit groups help schedule appointments and ensure applicants have the documents needed to start the licensing process.
 
The DMV is also continuing other precautions, including requiring customers to wear a face mask or covering to their appointments, screening both customers and staff for fevers and administering a COVID-19 questionnaire. All who have fevers or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms will not be allowed into state offices.
 
Customers should not bring guests because guests will not be allowed into any driver license office while social distancing is being utilized. If a guest is essential such as a caregiver or translator, customers must specify that a guest is needed when making an appointment.
 
As a temporary safety precaution, the DMV will not conduct drive tests and encourages soon-to-be-drivers to reach out to a driving school for testing. 
 
The first day these services will be available at the additional driver license offices is July 1, 2020. All Coloradans regardless of immigration status must schedule appointments to be seen. Undocumented immigrants must schedule an appointment to start the process of obtaining a Colorado driver license, instruction permit or identification card, while temporarily legal immigrants can apply at any state driver license office with an appointment.
 
The expansion is due to legislation passed during the 2019 session, chiefly Senate Bill 19-139 and the Long Appropriations Bill. The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (SB 13-251) established immigrant services on Aug. 1, 2014. 
 
By expanding the number of offices offering these services, more Coloradans will be sufficiently trained to operate a vehicle on roads and highways throughout the Centennial State and will be able to obtain insurance. This will make driving safer for all Coloradans. Additionally, rural Coloradans won’t have to drive as far when seeking to utilize these services.

Visit Colorado.gov/DMV for more information on Colorado Road and Community Safety Act services.
 
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