Colorado residents may hold a Colorado driver license OR Colorado ID card - not both.
To obtain an ID for the first time:
- You must provide identification documents to prove full legal name, date of birth, identity and lawful presence in the United States
- You must provide proof of your Social Security number
- You must provide proof of your current Colorado address
An entire list of fees is available here.
Renew your ID card:
Reduce your wait time and .
You may renew your adult ID card any time prior to the expiration date - you shouldn't wait until it expires.
- Check eligibility to . Please note that when you renew your driver license or identification card online, your printed receipt and the old/expired credential will serve as your temporary credential. You will not be issued the same temporary credential that is issued to those who visit a driver license office in person.
- Check eligibility to
- 0 - 21 years of age: must visit an office to renew or replace ID card
- Turning 21 years of age: must visit an office on or after 21st birthday to renew
- 21 or older: may either visit an office or renew online/by mail up to two times in a row
*If you are 60 years of age or older there is no charge for a Colorado State ID. This does not apply for a driver license. Regular fees apply for a Colorado Driver License.
Your new ID card will be mailed to the address you provide. Documents usually arrive in 10-14 business days, but may take up to 30 business days to be delivered.
Minors (under 18)
A legal guardian will need to accompany the minor to the driver license office. The guardian will need to have proof of legal guardianship (i.e. child's birth certificate with their name as parent) as well as proof of their identity (i.e valid Colorado driver license).
Where's my ID?
You should receive your credential within 10 days, if not you should check your mailing status with the 'Where's my Driver License/ID?' at .
For additional information, call 303-205-5600