License Extensions

  • If you are not in Colorado to renew your driver license, you may request an extension of your expiration date as long as your license is not expired at the time of the request and there are no unpaid tickets or other active restraints on your driving privilege.
  • A sticker is issued to extend the expiration date of a license if a person is out of state/country or is temporarily unable to apply in person due to physical impairment when their license expires.

Civilian Extension

  • A civilian extension is valid for one year from the expiration date and can only be issued once unless the person is out of the country.
  • If out of country, a second extension may be issued with a separate request made within 90 days of expiration of the first extension. 
  • You may check your eligibility to extend your license online
  • If you do not extend your license online, the department will need:
    • A written Request for Extension (DR2989), signed by you with an out-of-state mailing address
      • Provide your full legal name, date of birth, and out-of-state address on the request form and include payment of the appropriate fee. Make check or money order payable to the Colorado Department of Revenue.
    Mail the request to:
    Department of Revenue
    Division of Motor Vehicles
    PO Box 173345 
    Denver, CO 80217-3345

Active Duty Military Extension

  • Colorado residents on active-duty are eligible for an automatic three-year extension.
  • If military personnel decide to apply for the extension sticker, the extension is free, but the application must include a letter from his/her commanding officer stating that he/she is active duty military and currently stationed outside the state of Colorado OR provide a copy of his/her military orders that state that he/she is stationed outside of Colorado.
  • Active duty military members may extend their license as long as it has not been expired for more than 3 years.  
  • You may apply online or fax your request to 303-205-5990.


See an entire list of fees here.