How To Reinstate a Suspended Colorado License

Do you need to reinstate your suspended Colorado drivers license? The reinstatement process doesn't have to be complicated, but make sure you do it in a timely manner.

Driving with a suspended Colorado drivers license is a serious offense with serious consequences. A suspended license can even result in jail time if not reinstated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Colorado license. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Application assistance services can simplify the process for many DMV related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to assistance in preparing official forms, the value added services and products you will receive include a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs; 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.

3: Via a DMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local DMV office. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your DMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Reasons for a Suspended Colorado Drivers License

Driving Under the Influence - DUI

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol will result in suspension of your driving privileges for a period determined by the number of similar violations and the time between violations. A DUI may result in a suspension for as little as 6 months with your first conviction. Further convictions may result in a suspension for up to 10 years. You will also be required to complete a DUI program before your license is reinstated.

Depending on the degree of your violation, you may be able to apply for a restricted license allowing you to drive between school and work. Additional DUIs may result in further suspension.

Failure to pay tickets

Failure to pay tickets, whether it's in Colorado or out-of-state, will result in an indefinite suspension of your driver license.

Lack of Auto Insurance

Colorado requires that owners of motor vehicles maintain a minimum level of insurance. Failure to have adequate insurance on your vehicle may result in suspension of your driver license.

Suspension for Points

If you accrue too many points (12 or more points within a 12 month period; 18 or more points within a 24 month period) on your license, it will be suspended.

Failure to pay Child Support

If you fail to meet any child support obligations, your license will be suspended until there is no longer any outstanding child support.

Other Suspension Violations

There are other major driver's license violations where your license may be suspended and therefore you will be required to have it reinstated. For examples of other violations and reinstatement instructions, visit the link below.