CO State ID or Driver's License
The Colorado Department of Revenue runs the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV)—where you apply for a state ID or driver’s license. In order to get a Colorado driver’s license or state ID, you need to be able to prove four things:
- Your legal name
- Your age
- Your identity
- Whether you’re legally in the US
Sometimes one document can prove all four, such as a CO driver’s license or Colorado state ID that’s expired less than ten years (with your picture on it).
You may also be able to use several documents for proof, such as a CDOC ID card and your birth certificate and Social Security card if the first and last names and date of birth match on both documents.
To learn more about the documents you need, click below.
If you’ve lost your driver’s license or state ID, click below.
If your driver’s license or state ID is expired, click below.
Revoked or Suspended
If your driver’s license was revoked or suspended, you can call DMV customer service at 303-205-5613, M-F, 8am – 4:45 pm, with questions, or click below to learn about reinstatement.
DMV Near You
To find a driver license office near you, click below.
The cost is $26 for a driver’s license and $11.50 for a state ID card. (State ID is free if you’re 60 or older.)
Letter of Referral
By state law, you may be able to get a free ID with a letter of referral. The letter can come from the CDOC (parole officer or re-entry specialist), a county jail, or a department of human services office where you’ve applied for social services.