Renewing your driver’s license in the state of Colorado is straightforward, but will take a bit of preparation on your part. You may renew your adult license at any time prior to the expiration date on your license. However, if your license has been expired for over a year, you will be required to apply for a new one.
Be sure to read our guide in its entirety to understand all your options when it comes to renewing your Colorado driver’s license.
You will be required to bring certain documents to the Colorado DMV in order to complete your license renewal. Below is a full list of the required documents:
All Colorado residents can decide to renew their license in person. However, certain groups of people are required to visit their local DMV in order to complete the process.
If any of the following apply to you, you will be required to renew your license in person:
These are the steps to complete an in-person renewal:
Drivers who are eligible for renewal by mail will receive notification of their eligibility by mail. You may only renew your Colorado driver’s license by mail every other renewal period. If you would like to check your eligibility yourself, visit the Colorado DMV website.
To complete license renewal by mail, follow these 5 steps:
State of Colorado
Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 173345
Denver, CO 80217-3345
Note: Your application will be rejected if you:
If you are not required to complete an in-person renewal and had your last renewal completed at a Colorado DMV center, you will be allowed to complete an online renewal.
Additionally, be sure that you satisfy the following requirements:
Once you have identified your eligibility for online renewal, visit the Colorado DMV website and follow the posted directions in order to complete your license renewal online. You must possess a credit card to pay $26 in fees (plus administrative costs) for your new license.
Renewing an expired license is not ideal, but necessary under a few select circumstances. The state of Colorado offers drivers a 30-day grace period after their license expires. A year after your license expires, you will be required to retake your written and road exams.
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That’s all you need to know when completing a Colorado driver’s license renewal! Be sure to reference this guide anytime your license is nearing its expiration date.
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