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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Colorado Emergency Waiver CO_Memo_3_20_20

March 18, 2020

Subject: COVID-19 Emergency Waiver

To: IRP Inc., IRP Member Jurisdictions and Law Enforcement

Effective March 10, 2020, the State of Colorado is in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus. In response, the State of Colorado is waiving registration late fees, providing registration extensions, and issuing weight exemptions.

IRP Registrations

On March 18, 2020 all Colorado DMV offices were directed to be closed to the public until April 18. During this restricted customer access, DMV staff will continue to work internally supporting via online, mail, and phone.

During this time, registration late fees will be waived and registration extensions will be allowed for 60 days from this letter with no penalties. Jurisdictions should not cite these vehicles during the current crisis. As previously mentioned, online and mail-in services are available. There may be a delay in normal processing times. Customer service representatives will be available via phone and email during normal hours of operation. For a list of online services available, as well as DMV forms, please visit our website. Please find additional information and resources via the following:

Website: colorado.gov/dmv 
Online Services: mydmv.colorado.gov
Phone: (303) 205-5608
Email : dor_irpservices@state.co.us
Mail: Colo Department of Revenue, VSS/BOC Room 147, PO Box 173350, Denver, CO 80217

IFTA Carriers

The five Taxpayer Service Center locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, and Pueblo will be closed to the public through April 18th. The walk-in center in Lakewood will also be closed to the public. The Department will make secure lock boxes available at each of the service center locations for taxpayers who wish to deliver payments or other documents. The following resources are available:

COLORADO
Phone: 303-205-8205 option 1
Email: DOR_FuelTax@state.co.us
Mailing Address: Colorado Department of Revenue,
Fuel Tax Unit Room 200, P.O. Box 17087, Denver, CO 80217-0087
Online Services: colorado.gov/revenueonline
Website : colorado.gov/tax

Colorado State Patrol (CSP)

CSP HazMat is providing an emergency hours of service variance for fuel haulers in Colorado in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and emergency declarations.

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/csp/hours-service-exemption

The federal motor carrier service administration (FMCSA) has the following information regarding a national emergency declaration for commercial vehicles:

https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/us-department-transportation-issues-national-emergencydeclaration-commercial-vehicles

Port of Entry will follow the exemptions provided below by CDOT.
Port of Entry Branch : (303) 273-1870
Motor Carrier Safety Assistance or HazMat sections :(303) 273-1875
Website: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/csp

CDOT

CDOT is issuing an exemption that will allow all tractor-trailer combinations to operate on all state roads and the interstates at 85,000 pound gross weight. Other states have increased their interstate weights to 90,000-100,000 pounds, but CDOT has worked closely with CSP and industry representatives and we believe 85,000 pounds is the appropriate number at this time.

CDOT is considering exempting Longer Vehicle Combinations from complying with the time restrictions in the metropolitan areas. LVCs currently cannot operate from 7am-9am and from 4pm-6pm M-F on routes in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Pueblo. This map details these restrictions.

Phone: 303-757-9539
Email : dot_cdot_permits@state.co.us.

This waiver shall remain in effect for the duration of the declared emergency, as per Governor Polis, unless further declarations are made in writing or are rescinded.

State of Colorado

Last updated: Sunday, March 22, 2020