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Shake-up of driver’s license office hours likely won’t affect Summit

SUMMIT COUNTY – While state administrators are considering changing the hours of driver’s license offices on the Front Range, hours are not likely to change in Summit County.

Growing lines brought on by budget cuts have prompted Department of Revenue officials to consider a variety of cost- and time-saving strategies.

One possibility is changing office schedules for locations between Fort Collins and Colorado Springs from five, eight-hour days to four, 12-hour days. That could mean closing on Wednesdays, the slowest day, and opening 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on other weekdays. Another possibility is opening 10 hours a day with shift changes.

But Driver’s License Bureau staff said Friday that no changes have been decided on, and a survey has been distributed to employees to gauge what strategies they’re most comfortable with.

Staff at the Denver offices said any changes would not likely affect Summit County or other outlying state offices.

The majority of people currently crowding the offices statewide are eligible to renew by mail. Qualified drivers must be between 21 and 65 years of age, already have a Colorado driver’s license and be free of moving violations to qualify.

The department also plans to develop an online driver’s license renewal form.

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