Active Duty Military and Veterans

INFORMATION FOR ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY STATIONED OUTSIDE OF COLORADO:

  • You must visit a Colorado driver license office to add a motorcycle endorsement to your valid driver license.  We cannot add a motorcycle endorsement by mail, on-line or over the phone
  • You must visit a Colorado driver license office to change your name.  You will need to bring documentation showing your name change
  • Internet renewals must be mailed to a Colorado address
  • Your license may be mailed to an overseas or out-of-state address if you renew by mail
  • If your driver license or ID card has been expired for more than one year, you cannot renew on-line or by mail – you must visit a Colorado driver license office and will be required to retest if seeking a driver license
  • If your valid driver license or ID card has been lost or stolen, you may request an out-of-state reissue by submitting form DR2989 Reissue Out of State
  • You may request a free 3 year extension by submitting form DR2989 Out of State Extension.  You will not be required to retest if you visit a Colorado driver license office before your 3 year extension expires
  • You must be a resident of the State of Colorado to obtain a Colorado driver license of ID card

 

Colorado statute allows eligible applicants to add a veteran indicator, military identifier or both to their driver license or ID card.
 
The word "VETERAN" may be printed on the driver license or ID card if the applicant is a veteran of the United States Armed Forces and presents one of the following documents at a driver license office:
  • Original DD214 indicating an honorable discharge
  • Valid military identification card
A MILITARY IDENTIFIER may be added to the driver license or ID card for applicants who have served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces.  Only one military identifier may be added to any document.  Military identifiers from other states do not transfer - applicants must present one of the following documents at a driver license office to add a military identifier:
  • Original DD214
  • Valid military identification card
  • Valid common access card

Once the veteran indicator and/or military identifier has been added to the driver license or ID card, additional documentation is not required at renewal.

 

Thank you for your service to our country!