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License denied due to out-of-state suspension

If your license is under suspension or revocation in another state, and you disclose this on your application, you will be required to have a hearing with the Hearings Division before being granted driving privileges. Information will be obtained from the other state and reviewed at your hearing. 


You will need to show to the Hearing Officer that you are a resident of the State of Colorado, at least one year has passed since the suspension from the other state, and you have not driven since the date of the revocation or suspension. If you have any traffic convictions, you will be required to wait one year from the date of offense prior to being considered for a license. You may also be subject to a review as to whether it is safe to grant you driving privileges. The Hearing Officer then will apply Colorado law to your situation and make a determination as to when and under what circumstances you may obtain a Colorado driver’s license. 


While under cancellation, you may not drive until your license is reinstated.


You must first apply for a Colorado driver’s license and be denied prior to requesting a hearing. 


For further information regarding obtaining a Colorado driver's license, click here.


Legal Authority: C.R.S. § 24-60-1101



*Disclaimer: This summary was prepared by the Department of Revenue Hearings Division and should be used as a reference only. Interested parties should refer to the full text of the law and seek legal counsel before drawing conclusions.