MEEKER I The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is pleased to announce its first Pop Up Driver License Office is coming to Meeker for two days in February.
The office will be at 555 Main St. in space provided by Rio Blanco County, and will be more convenient for Meeker and Rio Blanco County residents who have previously driven to Craig, Glenwood Springs or Grand Junction for DMV services. There has not been a driver’s license office in Meeker since 2015.
The office is set to be open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, and will offer most licensing services. These include:
• Driver license and commercial driver license renewal
• New and renewal identification cards
• Department of Transportation medical cards
• Driver License or ID card name changes
• Motor Vehicle Records
• Out-of-state driver license and ID card transfers
• Driver license downgrades
Future pop-up dates are planned for March 19-20, April 16-17 and May 7-8. Hours of operation are currently slated to be the same as those on Feb. 20-21. The DMV is also exploring making future Meeker pop-ups full service, where residents can test for and obtain a driver license, but there is currently no timeline on when that would be available.
The DMV works hard to serve all Coloradans and the Pop Up Driver License Office in Meeker is just the latest effort. Previous pushes to better serve Coloradans include being one of the first states to offer a digital ID in October 2019, the expansion to 35 online services in 2018, and many more.
“We are excited to offer driver services in Meeker,” DMV Senior Director Mike Dixon said. “I greatly appreciate the support of Rio Blanco County Clerk and Recorder Boots Campbell in establishing a driver license office that will allow us to provide driver services to the residents of Northwest Colorado.”
For her part, Campbell said she is thrilled to have licensing services offered in Rio Blanco County, making the process much easier for locals.
“We’re ecstatic to have a driver license office back in Meeker,” Campbell said. “It validates our town and county, and makes it seem not so remote.”