Fingerprint Requirements on New Applications

In 2017, the Colorado legislature passed a law requiring the submission of fingerprints with applications for licenses. This requirement does not pertain to license renewal applications.

Effective March 1, 2018, an application will not be accepted for processing unless the fingerprinting requirement has been met. To meet this requirement, you have a few options: 

  1. Get fingerprinted at the Auto Industry Division (1697 Cole Blvd, Suite 200A, Lakewood, CO 80401) from 9AM-3PM, Monday-Friday. 
    • Applicant must be present with photo ID to submit fingerprints 
  2. Get fingerprinted through the Colorado Background Applicant Services (CABS) program. (Learn more at

In both cases, you will then need to submit a complete license application to the Auto Industry Division and make one check payable to CDOR for $39.50 (fingerprinting submission fee) + the fee for your license type.