Replace Your Colorado Drivers License

If your Colorado drivers license has been lost, stolen or destroyed, you'll need to get it replaced immediately. We offer links to resources that will save you time and get you going in the right direction. 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.


Colorado Drivers License Replacement Methods
Colorado does not currently offer an online option to replace a Colorado drivers license in the case that it was lost or stolen. This process must be completed by mail or in person. Applicants are advised to generate and download the required form and checklist. These documents will help save time when visiting the DMV office in person. Once the form is completed, the individual can mail it back to the DMV, or drop it off at the driver's license office.

Proof of Identity

In order to apply for a Colorado driver's license duplicate, you will be required to prove your full legal name, age, identification, and lawful presence in America. The following documents may be used for proof:

  • Colorado license or ID card that has been expired for less than 10 years
  • Passport
  • Out-of-state drivers license or ID card that has been expired for less than one year
  • Military ID

Combinations of some of these documents may also be used:

To see the complete list of accepted documents click here, visit the DMV website, or stop at the local DMV office.

Colorado Drivers License Replacement Proof of Residence Requirement
The state of Colorado requires that you show proof of residence when replacing a drivers license. You may use any one of the following documents as proof when repacing a Colorado drivers license: 

  • Utility bill
  • Credit card statement
  • Mortgage statement
  • Pay stub
  • Bank statement

Additional Information Regarding Colorado Drivers License Replacement

The fee to replace Colorado DMV drivers license is $21. A license with a motorcycle endorsement will also be charged an additional $2 fee.

Colorado no longer allows duplicate licenses under certain circumstances. This means that if a driver's card has become lost, stolen or destroyed, he or she must pay the full fee to receive a Colorado drivers license replacement. If an out-of-state driver needs to replace a Colorado license, he or she can print out and complete the Reissue Out-of-State Extension Form (DR2989) and include a check or money order to replace Colorado drivers license. A friend or family member can bring it to a DMV office or mail it.

What is an Adult Drivers License?

In some states, the layout of your drivers license may change when you reach a certain age. It is possible for your license to switch from a vertical design to a horizontal card once you turn 21. You may want to seek out a duplicate or replacement adult drivers license when you reach the age of 21.

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