Last Updated 23rd of June, 2010
How do I apply for a drivers license if I am relocating to Colorado? Colorado
Relocating to Colorado and Applying for a Driver LicenseIf you're moving to Colorado you'll need to apply for a Colorado drivers license within 30 days of your relocation and establishing residency. The state defines residency as:
- Anyone who resides in Colorado for 90 consecutive days.
- Anyone who is gainfully employed in Colorado.
- Anyone who owns a business in Colorado.
If You Own a Drivers License
If you possess a valid out-of-state driver license, or one that has not been expired for more than one year, you will not be required to take a license test. You will, however, be asked to pass a vision screening.
To obtain a CO drivers license visit any DMV office with:
- Two primary forms of identification.
- Your Social Security number.
- Proof of Colorado residence.
- Your out-of-state drivers license.
- Cash or a check to pay the $21 driver license fee.
If You Don't Own a Drivers License
As a new resident you'll first need to obtain a permit. This requires visiting any DMV office with:
- Proof of your Social Security number.
- Proof of Colorado residency.
- Proof lawful presence.
- Proof of age and identity.
- Cash or a check to pay the $14 learners permit fee.
If you're 18 or older you do not need to hold your permit for a specified amount of time. You can apply for a drivers license immediately. To do so, call the DMV and arrange for a license test appointment. On the day of the exam, be sure to bring:
- Your permit.
- A working vehicle with proof of insurance and registration.
- Cash or a check to pay the $21 drivers license fee.
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