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Driver License Renewal

Online license renewal.  Drivers renewing their license online will not be issued a temporary document, and the license may take up to 30 business days to be delivered.  Males between the ages of 18 to 25 will automatically be registered for selective service when renewing online.  If you are registered to vote in Colorado, your voter registration will automatically update with the information provided on the application. In order to renew a license online, an individual must have had an eye examination by an optometrist or ophthalmologist within the last year.  In order to be eligible to renew online, the following criteria must be met:

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or undocumented resident;
  • 21 years or older;
  • current adult license is valid or expired for less than one year;
  • last license was issued in an office or was not renewed online the last two times;
  • name on current driver license has not changed;
  • the photograph on your license is not older than 10 years;
  • social security number is on file with the Department of Revenue;
  • no tests are required to renew the license;
  • no pending actions on driving record;
  • all outstanding tickets are paid; and
  • no bad checks on file.

Renew‑by‑mail.  Colorado drivers over the age of 21 who hold a regular adult Colorado license may have the option to renew their license online.  Visit the DOR's  website to check eligibility.

Office renewal.  Drivers can schedule an appointment online to renew their driver license at an office.  U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and individuals with lawful status in the U.S. may want to contact a driver license office during normal hours before visiting to see if visits without an appointment are allowed.  When going to an office to renew a driver license, the following are required:

Customers with an expired driver license must bring proof of lawful presence in the U.S.  If an individual's driver license has been expired for more than one year, he or she will be required to pass a written exam, purchase an instruction permit, and successfully pass the drive skills test before purchasing a new license.

Drivers over 80.  Drivers over the age of 80 may renew their driver license online with a signed statement from an optometrist or ophthalmologist, attesting that the driver has had an eye exam within the preceding 6 months and include the results of the exam.  First‑time applicants must visit an office.

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