Foster Children Driver Licenses


The Foster Children Driver License Act (HB 19-1023), effective August 2, 2019, streamlines the process for foster children to obtain a driver license. Although the licensing process has been streamlined, foster children must still meet the same proficiency standards other Colorado drivers meet. By streamlining the licensing process for foster children, we are ensuring more proficiently trained Coloradans are on state highways and byways.
Prior to the Foster Children Driver License Act, the licensing process was set up for young adults with a more traditional family support system. These changes allow foster children to reach an important milestone despite often not having a traditional support network and faced difficulties meeting Colorado’s Graduated Driver Laws requirements.
As a foster child, it was hard to get a driver license in a system that wasn't designed for me -- now that's not the case.