Revocation, Suspension, Denial and Cancellation Definitions

Revocation: A mandatory restraint on a valid driver license or driving privilege. A revoked license is invalid and cannot be re-issued. After reinstatement of your driving privilege you may be required to re-test (both written and drive) to be issued a new license.

Suspension: A temporary withdrawal of the driving privilege. A suspension is a restraint action but does not void the driver license. A valid license may be re-issued upon reinstatement. A license that has expired must be renewed upon reinstatement. Point suspensions require a written test at renewal.

Denial: A restraint action when no valid license exists at the time of restraint.

Cancellation/Denial: Actions to void a Colorado license and deny the driving privilege. After reinstatement of your driving privilege you may be required to re-test (both written and drive) to be issued a new license.

Cancellation: This action will void a valid Colorado license. A cancellation by itself is not a restraint action and does not require reinstatement if complied with prior to the effective date of the cancellation.