Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles requires that all documentation be updated when undergoing an address changing. This is done so that all important documents, whether they relate to your driving license or your auto registration, go to the correct address.

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How do I change my address on my car insurance?

In order to successfully submit an address change request with your vehicle insurance company, one may be asked to provide proof of identity, an insurance policy number and proof of new address (utility bill and bank statement). This can be done in person at a local branch, and some companies allow you to update information online.

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How do I change my address on my car registration?

In the state of Colorado, a CO DMV car registration address change can only be completed in the county where the vehicle is registered. In addition, the specific procedures for the address change vary from county to county.

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How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?

Commercial drivers are not allowed to update information online or by mail. In order to change address on CDL credentials, one must visit a driver license office in person and provide the necessary forms and documentation:

  • Colorado CDL license
  • Proof of address
  • Social Security Number

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How do I change my address on my drivers license?

Address changing can be done in three different ways in the state of Colorado: online, in person and by mail. If changing addresses online, simply provide the necessary information. Otherwise, you must complete a Change of Address DR 2285 form and submit it at a local driver license office or mail it to the following address:

Division of Motor Vehicles Driver Control Section; Room 164 P.O. Box 173350 Denver, CO 80217-3350

Once mailed, print out a new address label and paste it to your drivers license. Drivers who want a replacement license must apply in person and pay a fee for the duplicate. Additionally, drivers can choose to change address when renewing credentials.

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How do I change my address on my ID card?

Residents can submit an address change request to update their ID card online, in person or by mail. When applying online, one must provide the following information:

  • Colorado identification card number
  • The last 4 digits of your Social Security number
  • New and mailing addresses

Otherwise, download and fill out a Change of Address DR 2285 form and submit it in person at a local driver license office or by mail to:

Division of Motor Vehicles Driver Control Section; Room 164 P.O. Box 173350 Denver, CO 80217-3350

To obtain a duplicate credential with your new address, you must go to the office in person and provide your new address.

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How do I change my name on my car insurance?

When you petition for name change at the local DMV, you must also remember to update personal information with the car insurance company. Fortunately, most providers only require a phone call or a visit to rectify their records. Typically, they will ask that you provide your name, policy number and a description of your vehicle.

How do I change my name on my car registration?

The process to change names on registration in Colorado varies by county. To find out exactly what documents you need to bring and the fees you will have to pay, as these vary by county as well, contact your local driver license office.

How do I change my name on my driver’s license?

The Colorado DMV requires that adult drivers license and ID card holders renew their credentials when they request a name change. In order to do so, visit a driver license office and bring:

  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of name change:
    • Court order
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
  • Proof of ID:
    • CO license or identification card
    • US passport
  • Proof of address:
    • Bank statement
    • Utility bill
  • Payment for the $21 fee
How do I change my name on my ID card?

Adult ID card holders are required to renew their credentials if they petition for name change. To perform this task, visit a driver license office with the following documents:

  • Social Security Number
  • Name change proof:
    • Court order
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce decree
  • Identification proof:
    • CO license or identification card
    • US passport
  • Address proof:
    • Bank statement
    • Utility bill
  • Payment for the $10.50 fee
How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?

Residents must perform an official name change with the Social Security Administration before they move on to the DMV. The process can be done in person at a local SSA office or by mail with the following documents:

  • Proof of name change:

    • Court order
    • Divorce decree
    • Marriage certificate
  • Proof of identity:

    • CO drivers license
    • US passport
  • Proof of legal presence in the United States:

    • US birth certificate
    • Permanent Resident Card

Visit the Social Security Administration website for more information.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?

The fee to change name on car registration varies depending on your county of residence. Registration fees typically vary based on the type and weight of the vehicle.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?

In order to change name on car title in Colorado and obtain a duplicate, one must fill out the Duplicate Title Request and Receipt DR 2539A form. The cost to get the updated credentials is $8.20.

How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?

The cost of changing your name at a DMV office will vary based on the documents that you are updating. The breakdown of Colorado name changing fees is as follows:

  • Updated drivers license: $21
  • Updated motorcycle endorsement: $2
  • Updated CDL: $35
  • Updated ID card: $10.50, if under the age of 60
    • ID cards are free for individuals 60 years and over
  • Updated vehicle title:$8.20
  • Updated registration: Varies based on county
What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?

Any of the following documents can be used as proof of residency when attempting to change address on DMV documents:

  • Pay stubs
  • Utility bills
  • Bank statements
  • Mortgage agreements
  • Voter registration cards
  • School transcripts

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What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?

Non-US citizens are required to go in person to submit the Colorado DMV address change form. These residents must also provide:

  • Your original CO drivers license/identification card
  • Social Security Number
  • Proof of address:
    • Utility bill
    • Bank statement

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What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?

Not performing a motor vehicle change of address in Colorado is very risky, given the important documents that the DMV sends its residents. Driver can miss out on drivers license suspension notices and car registration renewal papers. Additionally, residents who do not update their address on time will be charged a late fine when they go to update registration documents.

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When must I change my address with the DMV?

Drivers in the state of Colorado must file CO address change forms with the Division of Motor Vehicles within 30 days of establishing residency.

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