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Department of Revenue (DOR)

The Department of Revenue includes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), which administers the state's motor vehicle laws through four sections:  Driver Control and Traffic Records; Driver License; Emissions; and Titles and Registration.  Below is an overview of each DMV section.  Visit the Contact Us page of the DMV website to contact any of these sections.  The DOR's annual report is available here

The Driver Control/Traffic Records Section of the DMV maintains the driving records of licensed Colorado drivers, including suspension and revocation of driver licenses, convictions for traffic violations, and accident records.  The section also investigates misconduct and criminal activity involving motor vehicle records and related fraud, provides assistance to law enforcement in the prevention and detection of fraud, and administers the state's motorist insurance database.  Visit the DMV's Motor Vehicle Record page for more information about accessing copies of your motor vehicle record.

The Driver License Section of the DMV issues Colorado driver licenses, commercial driver licenses, identification cards, and instruction permits.  Visit the DMV's Licenses page or the Driver Licenses section of this handbook for more information about licenses, identification cards, and instruction permits. 

The Emissions Section of the DMV administers enforcement and financial management aspects of the Automobile Inspection and Readjustment (AIR) program, while the Motor Vehicle Emissions Program in the Department of Public Health and Environment's Air Pollution Control Division certifies the AIR program's testing procedures and equipment, program development, and data analysis.  The AIR program is designed to reduce motor vehicle pollution in the state by requiring motor vehicles operated in Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and parts of Adams, Arapahoe, Larimer, and Weld Counties to undergo emissions testing and be subject to requirements for emission‑related repair work.  To learn more about the state's emissions requirements, visit the Emissions section of this handbook. 

The Titles and Registrations Section of the DMV administers the titling and registration of motor vehicles and performs a number of enforcement and fee collection functions involving commercial vehicles and the trucking industry.  The section ensures that commercial vehicle operators and their motor vehicles are in compliance with all relevant state and federal laws and regulations including: compliance with weight and size limits, safety and insurance requirements, and possession of required licenses, registrations, and permits.  Visit the DMV's International Registration Plan page for more information related to motor carriers.  Specific travel permitting requirements are handled by the CDOT Commercial Vehicle Permits Office.  Visit the DMV's Titling a Vehicle page for information related to titling a vehicle.  Visit the DMV's Registration Requirements page for information related to vehicle registration.

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