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How to Renew a Driver's License in Colorado

A Colorado Driver's License can be renewed either in person at any driver license office of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the State, or by mail.

WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE

  1. If you are 22 or older, you may renew your license any time prior to the expiration date, but persons turning 21 cannot renew the license until their birthday.
  2. If your license has expired for less than one year, you do not require a driving or written test. If it has expired more than one year ago, you need to complete both written and driving tests, and meet true proof of identification.
  3. For military personnel, a three-year automatic extension is done, when out of state, upon presentation of military orders or ID along with the license.

TO RENEW IN PERSON

You must bring the following documents to the Driver's License Offices:
  1. Your expiring license or Proof of Identity if the expiring license is not available.
  2. If your name has changed, documentation of the name change is required.
  3. A here of $21.00 is valid for five-year renewal.

TO RENEW BY MAIL

When you renew by mail, you should complete the eligibility form. This checks your eligibility to renew by mail. You cannot renew by mail if you are:
  • Under age 21.
  • Over age 61.
  • Renewing a commercial driver's license (CDL).
  • Want to replace your photo.
Mail the Renewal Application along with the correct fee to:
Colorado Department of Revenue
1375 Sherman Street
Denver, CO 80261- 0017    

(303) 205-5600.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Reviews of How to Renew a Driver's License in Colorado

Typical idiots in state government. Too stupid to make the PDF form typeable. You have to print it out and then complete it by hand.

Governments hire the dumbest of the dumb!

If I renew my license online, can I get the new one without my social

security number and add myself as an organ donor

My birthday is April 13, in a few weeks. This takes 8 weeks to get back. I'll be driving with an expired license, right? What to do if stopped by Police??

Thank you.

Ben Dover

you'll get a ticket, but it's not technically illegal to drive with a license expired under 12 months. just dont get pulled over for anything at all so they wont see your expired license. or dont drive til you get it. and dont do the mail in thing it takes 30 days.

 

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