Colorado Department of Revenue
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Frequently Asked Questions

Military Identifier on Driver's License or ID

Q. Does Colorado offer a military identifier on a license or ID?
 
Organ Donation
Q. If I'm an Organ Donor, will that show on my license?

 

License Plates for Your Vehicle
Q. Can I get my vehicle plates at the same time that I apply for my Colorado Driver's License? If not, where would I apply for motor vehicle plates?

 

Endorsements/Restrictions on Driver's License
Q. How do I add a motorcycle endorsement to my license?
Q. I just got my Driver's License and I am under 18. Are there restrictions on my driving?
Q. I just got my Driver's License and I am under 18. Are there restrictions for driving on the job?
Q. Can I use a cell phone while I am driving?

 

Requesting or Changing Information, Voter Registration
Q. The state/country in which I now reside is requiring proof that I had a valid Colorado Driver's License. How can I get proof of that information?
Q. How do I change my name or address on my Driver's License or ID card?
Q. Can I register to vote online or must I go into an office to do this?

 

Fees, Expirations, and ID Requirements
Q. What are Colorado's identification requirements to obtain either a Colorado Driver's License or ID card?
Q. What is the fee for a Colorado Driver's License or ID Card and how long are they valid?
Q. Colorado requires proof of Social Security number or proof that you are ineligible to get one. What does that mean?
Q. Does Colorado accept credit cards?
Q. When does an instruction permit expire?

 

Identification Requirements
Q. What are Colorado's identification requirements to obtain either a Colorado Driver's License or ID card?
Q. When is the best time of day to apply for a Colorado Driver's License so I can avoid the long lines?
Q. How long will it take for a Colorado Driver's License or ID Card to be mailed to me?
Q. Do I have to wait until my birthday to renew my Colorado Driver's License or ID Card?
Q. Colorado requires proof of Social Security number or proof that you are ineligible to get one. What does that mean?
Q. Can I renew online?
Q. If my license expires, will I need to retest to renew my license?
Q. I am not in Colorado right now and need to renew my license. How can I do that?
Q. The state/country in which I now reside is requiring proof that I had a valid Colorado Driver's License. How can I get proof of that information?
Q. If I receive a traffic ticket, do I have to take a written test to get my Colorado Driver's License renewed?
Q. If I'm an Organ Donor, will that show on my license?
Q. Are there State approved organizations that offer the written and drive test, driver's education, driver awareness, and behind the wheel training?
Q. Are there places, other than a Driver's License office, where I can take a drive test for a CDL (Commercial Driver's License)?
Q. Can I use a cell phone while I am driving?

 

Locations, Hours of Service, Wait Times
Q. Where are your office locations and what are the hours of operations?
Q. When is the best time of day to apply for a Colorado Driver's License so I can avoid the long lines?
Q. How long will it take for a Colorado Driver's License or ID Card to be mailed to me?

 

Renewal or Replacement of Drivers License
Q. How long will it take for a Colorado Driver's License or ID Card to be mailed to me?
Q. Do I have to wait until my birthday to renew my Colorado Driver's License or ID Card?
Q. Can I renew online?
Q. Does Colorado accept credit cards?
Q. I am not in Colorado right now and need to renew my license. How can I do that?
Q. I would like to keep my out-of-state valid Driver's License. Can I just apply for a Colorado Identification Card?
Q. When does an instruction permit expire?
Q. How long must a minor hold a Colorado Instruction Permit before being eligible for testing to obtain a Driver's License?
Q. How do I replace my Colorado license or ID card if it is lost or stolen?

 

Teen Drivers
Q. How would my child, who is under 18 years of age, apply for a Colorado Instruction Permit and how long will the permit be valid?
Q. I am an emancipated minor. Do(es) my parent(s) have to sign the Affidavit of Liability (DR 2460) to receive a Colorado instruction permit?
Q. When does an instruction permit expire?
Q. How long must a minor hold a Colorado Instruction Permit before being eligible for testing to obtain a Driver's License?
Q. Are there State approved organizations that offer the written and drive test, driver's education, driver awareness, and behind the wheel training?
Q. How do I add a motorcycle endorsement to my license?
Q. Where can I take the 4-hour Driver Awareness Course so I can get a permit at 15 and 6 months?
Q. I just got my Driver's License and I am under 18. Are there restrictions on my driving?
Q. I just got my Driver's License and I am under 18. Are there restrictions for driving on the job?
Q. Can I use a cell phone while I am driving?

 

Testing and Refresher Courses
Q. If my license expires, will I need to retest to renew my license?
Q. If I'm moving to Colorado from another state, will I be required to take a test to get a Colorado Driver's License?
Q. If I receive a traffic ticket, do I have to take a written test to get my Colorado Driver's License renewed?
Q. Are there State approved organizations that offer the written and drive test, driver's education, driver awareness, and behind the wheel training?
Q. How do I add a motorcycle endorsement to my license?
Q. Are there places, other than a Driver's License office, where I can take a drive test for a CDL (Commercial Driver's License)?
Q. I am a mature driver seeking a refresher driving course for an auto insurance discount. Are there any organizations offering such courses for drivers age 55 and older?