DENVER (CBS4)– The City of Denver has dropped the fee to use debit or credit cards at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

The city eliminated the 2.7 percent service charge for renewing registrations.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said getting rid of the fee makes it easier for drivers to do business with the city and encourage more people to do the renewals online.

“Eliminating the credit card convenience fee for drivers doing business with the Denver DMV is another step forward in our effort to improve the experience of our customers and reduce wait times,” said Steve Ellington, Treasurer of the City and County of Denver. “We believe this change will help save consumers money and also provide an additional incentive for them to pay online, by mail, or over the phone instead of going in to a DMV location.”

The Denver DMV also recently began mailing vehicle owners a new renewal data mailer, replacing the old basic postcard notice. The new data mailer still contains information about emissions and insurance, but is now postage paid and includes a self-addressed envelope with an improved renewal coupon.

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