Nondrivers typically need to purchase a replacement ID card in Colorado provided their credential has been lost or stolen, but not yet expired. The procedure of renewing ID card credentials, on the other hand, is generally initiated by individuals with an expired document.

The state Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of the CO Department of Revenue (DOR) processes both renewal and CO DMV ID replacement applications and offers different application methods based on the procedures. To learn more about how to renew ID card documents or purchase a duplicate credential in Colorado, read the applicable sections below.

How to Renew Your ID Card in Colorado

Individuals who need to apply for a DMV ID renewal in CO may finalize their procedure in person at a CO DMV office, by mail or via the internet, provided they prove eligible to utilize these methods.

In order to renew ID card online, for instance, nondrivers must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must hold an identification document that is valid or expired for less than one year, have their Social Security Number (SSN) on file with DMV and a good payment record with the motor vehicle agency. In addition to this, they must not have undergone a name changing procedure.

Other eligibility requirements for an electronic state ID renewal will apply in addition. The in-person Colorado ID card renewal procedure will require applicants to provide a set of specific documents along with payment for the applicable fees, depending on whether they hold a standard credential or an SB251 ID card.

Adults may initiate this process any time before the date of expiration, and they should not wait until their identification document expires. Individuals turning 21 years of age must apply for a renewal on or upon their 21st birthday.

How to Renew ID Cards in Colorado Online

Prior to initiating a Colorado ID card renewal via the internet, you must check whether you meet the set eligibility requirements. Applicants between 21 and 64 years of age applying to renew their ID card online, for instance, can finalize this transaction successfully only if their last identification document was issued in a driver license office or they have not renewed via the internet the last two times.

Note that individuals who are 65 and older can apply for an identification card renewal online every time, and those who are 60 years of age or older can renew online free of charge. Nondrivers younger than 21 are not eligible for electronic renewals. The aforementioned eligibility requirements apply as well.

In order to complete your DMV identification card renewal in Colorado via the internet, you must provide a valid credit card and email address. Once you locate the online provider on the official website of the Colorado Department of Revenue, follow the instructions set forth by DMV. The department does not issue temporary ID documents. You will receive your permanent credential up to 30 days after DMV has processed your request.

How to Renew ID Cards in Colorado by Mail

Individuals may also apply to renew ID card credentials via mail provided they are 21 years of age or older and meet the additional eligibility criteria set forth by DMV. The department provides nondrivers who wish to apply for a Colorado state ID renewal by mail with an online tool to check their eligibility first. If they meet the requirements, they will need to follow the given guidelines to finalize the renewal procedure.

How to Renew ID Cards in Colorado in Person

To renew identification card documents in person, applicants will need to go to a local Colorado DMV office and present specific documentation, including the following:

  • Their valid (or expired less than one year) identification card.
  • A document proving their Social Security Number (SSN).
  • Proof of CO address of residence.
  • Payment for the applicable state ID renewal fees.

Additional Colorado ID card renewal steps, such as giving a thumb print and having a photo taken may apply as well.

Note: If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and your ID card is currently expired, you will need to submit an additional document verifying your lawful presence in the United States to renew your credential.

Holders of an SB251 ID card may complete their CO DMV ID renewal by visiting one of the three locations that provide this service and submit their CO-RCSA identification credential along with proofs of residency and name change (if applicable). Additional requirements may apply in such instances as well.

How to Replace Your ID Card in Colorado

Purchasing an identification card replacement in CO is usually necessary if you have lost your document or it has been stolen. Applications for a replacement of a stolen or Colorado lost ID card may be submitted in person at a nearby DMV office.

Eligible individuals requesting a copy of ID card credentials must be prepared to present specific evidentiary paperwork along with payment for the set fees in order to finalize their transaction.

How to Replace ID Cards in Colorado in Person

When submitting an in-person request for duplicate ID card documents, you will need to provide DMV with the following documentation:

  • Payment for the applicable CO ID card copy fees.
  • Proof of identity.
  • Proof of Social Security Number (you may provide it verbally).
  • Proof of your Colorado residency.

Note: Although the DMV allows you to provide your name and date of birth verbally when applying to replace ID card documents, you are always encouraged to bring identity documents, such as your passport or birth certificate.

Contact a local DMV office to check whether the department offers other methods for replacing ID card credentials, and inquire about additional eligibility requirements for obtaining duplicate documents in person.

Colorado ID Card Renewal and Replacement Fees

Paying the applicable fees to renew your ID card in Colorado or order a copy of your credential is a necessary step to finalize these procedures timely and properly. To inquire about the specific renewal or duplicate ID card prices pertaining to your case, contact a nearby DMV location.

Note that individuals who are 60 years of age or older and eligible to renew their ID card online in CO will be able to complete the transaction free of charge.

Last updated on Wednesday, March 4 2020.