✅ Updated November 2021

Ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in Colorado

Here's the ultimate guide to renewing your driver's license in Colorado. We've simplified the entire process for you so you can save time.


What You’ll Need to Renew your Colorado Driver License

  • Your valid (or expired less than one year) Colorado driver license, instruction permit or identification card
    • If you have lost your driver license, permit or identification card, or if it has been stolen, Learn what you should do.
    • If your driver license is expired for more than 1 year you will be required to successfully pass the written exam, purchase an instruction permit, successfully pass the drive skills test then purchase a driver license.
    • Please note: If your Colorado driver license or identification card is currently expired, and you are a U.S. citizen or are permanently lawfully present in the U.S., you will need to bring an additional document to demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S. Please see the DR2300A for document examples.
  • Proof of your Social Security number
  • Proof of current Colorado address
  • Applicable fee ( Renewal Fee: $28.00 )


What You’ll Do to Renew your Colorado Driver License

  • Step 1: Check eligibility to renew online 
  • Step 2: Schedule an appointment - U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and individuals with temporarily lawful status in the U.S. may also visit any driver license office during normal business hours without an appointment (Below are the expectations for your DMV visit)
    • Vision screening  (for driver licenses and permits)
    • Review temporary document for accuracy
    • Signature capture
    • Fingerprint capture
    • Photograph
  • Step 3: Your new driver license, permit or ID card will be mailed to the address you provide.

Caveats and Exceptions to Renewing your Colorado Driver License

  • You may renew your adult driver license or ID card at any time prior to the expiration date - you shouldn't wait until it expires​; online renewals aren't possible if your license is expired

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