As DMV strikes safety-service balance, Alamosa Driver License Office moves to new location, open for appointments only

Office to offer CO-RCSA services starting July 1

LAKEWOOD, Wednesday, MAY 13, 2020 -- In an effort to better serve Coloradans, the Alamosa Driver License Office has moved to a new location, 702 Del Sol Drive, that has more space for social distancing to better safeguard the health of all who visit the office.
 
The previous Alamosa office, 715 6th St., shut its doors for the last time March 18 as part of Gov. Jared Polis' order to close Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles offices to the public. The closure was part of the state's comprehensive plan to fight the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.
 
In an effort to protect lives while providing critical services, as with all driver license offices, the office will be open on an appointment-only basis. Coloradans can schedule appointments by calling 720-295-2965, or online through May at www.myDMV.Colorado.gov.
 
As an added precaution, we are unable to accommodate walk-in customers. Additionally, customers must wear a face mask or covering to their appointments.
 
A DMV staff member will screen customers and staff with a laser thermometer for fevers as well as administer a COVID-19 questionnaire. Customers and staff members 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.
 
The relocation is part of the phased reopening plan the DMV worked with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) to develop. The DMV's phased plan follows CDPHE and the CDC's guidance.
 
The new location is more than twice the size of the previous facility and more than triples the office's service stations, allowing for better social distancing. Staff has been hired to fill the additional workstations.
 
In late June, undocumented immigrants and temporarily lawfully present immigrants will be able to schedule appointments for Colorado driver licenses, instruction permits or identification cards, for services starting in the Alamosa Driver License Office on July 1, 2020. The expansion is due to legislation passed during the 2019 session to expand The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (CO-RCSA) (SB 13-251).
 
Immigrants can schedule CO-RCSA appointments by calling 303-205-2335. For assistance in scheduling appointments and preparing necessary documents, individuals can contact one of our nonprofit, CO-RCSA partners.
 
These are exciting, and much needed, improvements, both for Coloradans using the services at the Alamosa Driver License Office and our DMV teammates who work there.
 
Next time you need to visit the DMV, you might be able to #SkipTheTripCO with myDMV.Colorado.gov, which offers 35 online services, including driver license, identification card and motor vehicle registration renewals.
 
For more information, visit dmv.colorado.gov.