To obtain a Colorado driver’s license, you must apply to the Colorado Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles. You must also meet the state requirements to be eligible for the driver’s license.
Before you start the licensing process, you should choose the type of license you want or need. There are different types of licenses, classifications. Hence, it is important to choose the one, which best suits your needs and desires.
Then you should go through the process, which includes driver education, written and driving tests. You will also need to take a vision test as a part of the process, as well as pay the required fees for licensure.
Equally important is renewing the license prior to the expiration date. To clarify, you should not wait until it expires and must provide the necessary documents to finish the renewal process. In addition to this, we will provide you with exactly what you need to gather the supporting documentation.
If you are between 15 and 21 years of age, then you can drive legally providing that you get an instruction permit (junior learner). Below you may find the necessary steps to complete to be eligible for the license:
To obtain a Colorado driver’s license, you must submit required documents, including identification establishing date of birth, full legal name, identity and lawful presence in the state. To clarify, you should bring the following documentation:
Note that the documents must not be altered. On the contrary, the documents should be certified originals, certified amended originals or true copies. Moreover, the department will not accept photocopies, notarized documents or online printouts.
There are cases, when people lose, accidentally wreck/spoil or have their driver’s license stolen. For exactly such cases, you may qualify for a duplicate license. Accordingly, you should:
If you want to use your driver’s license, you must renew it when it is due to expire. Usually, it is preferable to renew the license about two months before the expiration date.
If you want to renew the license, you may schedule an appointment here and renew the license in the driver license office.
You may also renew your Colorado driver’s license online, using a valid credit card and an email address.
To renew the license by mail, you should complete the renewal form and send it the following mailing address:
State of Colorado
Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 173345
Denver, CO 80217-3345
It is important to know, that you will not need to take any tests to renew the license. On the other hand, you will still need to take a written and driving test, as well as complete required education if your licensed has expired for more than a year.
The state of Colorado issues a driver’s license based on your age group and the type of vehicle you want qualify for.
To clarify, this license allows the licensee to use any motor vehicle (including a low-power scooter), other than a motorcycle or commercial vehicle.
This driver license, in short, allows you to operate any motor vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more.
The license, in short, permits the driver to operate any motor vehicle with GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more (towing a vehicle with GVWR not in excess of 10,000 pounds).
To clarify, this license allows the driver to use any vehicle, which is designed to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver), or which transports quantities of hazardous materials, requiring warning placards.
This, in short, is an endorsement, which gives permission to drive two or three-wheel motorcycles.
Note that you can pay the fixed fees by cash, check (made payable to DOR) or Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card). Otherwise, the office will not accept other forms of payment, including Payroll and 3rd party checks.
The Colorado driver’s license number, mostly referred to as customer identifier, is on the Field 4d, while Field 5 is the document discriminator.