Weld residents could soon renew license plates, registration at Greeley King Soopers
January 9, 2018
It's not official, but it's close: Weld County residents in March will likely be able to renew license plates and vehicle registrations at a kiosk in a King Soopers in west Greeley.
Koppes said the likely location is the King Soopers at 10th Street and 71st Avenue, and it should open March 21.
The kiosk was originally installed at the Weld Clerk and Recorder's office last summer to reduce customer wait times. The plan, for now, is to move the kiosk out of the Greeley office and into the King Soopers.
Residents haven't used the kiosk in the Greeley office as much as initially thought, something Koppes chalked up to shorter wait times. She said she worked with the vendor and Kroger to get the kiosk into a place with longer hours and more foot traffic.
The kiosk doesn't cost Weld County any money, as the county contracts with a vendor to provide the service. In exchange, the vendor collects a fee from users, essentially charging people for the convenience of using the kiosk instead of standing in line at the motor vehicle office. The kiosks charge users a $3 convenience fee, as well as a 2.1 percent fee for credit cards and 50 cents for checks. Cash won't be accepted at first.
An advertisement that appears in today's edition of The Greeley Tribune touts Carly Koppes' work as Weld County clerk and recorder, issuing compliments to Koppes for getting a kiosk for motor vehicle transactions installed in a Greeley King Soopers. There are other counties that use motor vehicle kiosks at King Soopers locations.
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The ad is signed by Scott Royer, a regular contributor to the Weld County Republican Central Committee.
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