Fruita May Get DMV Office Back
The DMV office in Fruita, closed since 2016, may be making a comeback.
Mesa County Commissioners will meet today (Monday) to decide if the Department of Motor Vehicles office will reopen in the same space it used to occupy, in the old school building that is home to the city's other offices.
The office was closed by the former commissioner due to low revenues, trying to save money. The move at the time saved them around $16,5000 dollars and caused four layoffs.
Now that income has increased, as has the budget, the time seems right to explore reopening the office. Under the agreement, there would be no rent to pay, just $150 per month for utilities.
Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters made the promise during her campaign that she would get the offices reopened, and Fruita is the first one on the list to achieve that.
The Clifton office is a bit more challenging, as there isn't a spot they can just get in to, but the search continues. At the time of its closing, the Clifton location did nearly 25% of the motor vehicle business in the county.
Peters says other offices, such as the Orchard Mesa office are not scheduled to reopen, but a self-service kiosk will be going into the City Market store there soon.