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How to Renew a Driver's License in Colorado

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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.


  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.


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.


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.


Submitted by ATrenner on 16th Jun 2015

I sat for 3 hours, waiting to

I sat for 3 hours, waiting to renew my license, and I wanted a new picture. How long does it typically take to get the new license in the mail?

Submitted by Denver Guy on 31st Oct 2012

Typical idiots in state

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!

Submitted by Beberegale on 10th Apr 2015

No, the dumbest of the dumb

No, the dumbest of the dumb would be you for making such an ignorant comment. Bet you are a real genius at work. Not.

Submitted by jamee on 10th Mar 2012

If I renew my license online,

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

security number and add myself as an organ donor

Submitted by Anonymous on 31st Mar 2011

My birthday is April 13, in a

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.

Submitted by Anonymous on 12th Apr 2011

Ben Dover

Ben Dover

Submitted by anonymous299 on 5th Jul 2011

you'll get a ticket, but it's

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.