Fri March 25, 2011

Computer Problems Plague DMV

Colorado's vehicle title and registration system crashed earlier this week and isn’t expected to be back online until Monday. That means vehicle owners can’t get their titles in person at the DMV today.

The agency says it will start mailing out titles next week when the system is back online. The issue stems from a '80s era computer set up, which has antiquated hardware and software.

“We have to work with what we have,” said Mark Couch, spokesperson for the Colorado Department of Revenue. “And keep making repairs and make sure that it stays up more than it is down.”

Couch says the state’s current budget deficit means his department won’t be making any major upgrades anytime soon.

This is the second time in two months that the system has malfunctioned and left vehicle owners in the lurch. In February, the title and registration system was down for about a week.


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