DMV2GO, the Department of Motor Vehicles’ mobile service program, will hold pop-up events in Ignacio, Durango and Silverton over the next two weeks. The program is partnering with Manna, Compañeros: Four Corners Immigrant Resource Center, La Plata Family Centers Coalition, the Southern Ute Tribe and town of Silverton.
Residents of the region will be able to renew, replace or receive first-time Colorado ID's if they have the proper documentation.
The goal of the service is to make the DMV’s critical services – issuing IDs and driver’s licenses – more accessible to residents of rural, underserved areas, as well as houseless people.
Marissa Hunt, resource center manager at Manna soup kitchen, said having an ID is a critical, and often missing, component in securing housing and employment.
“A lot of us really kind of take for granted the ease of what it’s like to have an ID and keep that going,” Hunt said. “A lot of the folks we work with, they might have had an ID from another state and maybe got lost somewhere along their journey.”
Mobile DMV service dates and locations
May 31: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Sky Ute Casino
June 1: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Sky Ute Casino
June 8: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Manna
June 9: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Durango Public Library
June 12: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Silverton School
June 13: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Silverton School
One of the DMV pop-ups will be held at Manna to bring the DMV’s services to the clients that take advantage of other offerings at the resource center.
“We’re trying to bring more services under one roof,” Hunt said. “We often find that once you provide a service or set someone up to go receive a service at another area, there’s a high drop-off rate once you leave campus.”
To obtain an ID, one must provide a physical address – post office boxes are not accepted. Manna has long-provided its own address for people who need an ID but do not have a stable residence, and its staff will be on-site at DMV2GO events with form letters that will serve as necessary proof of address.
Manna staff members will also provide payment for DMV services on behalf of those who may require financial assistance.
“We’re really excited to get this down in the Southwest region and pilot a few clinics,” Hunt said.