What Does The Colorado DMV Do?

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles all services for drivers in the state, including driver licensing and ID card applications and renewals; vehicle titles, registrations, and renewals; and driving records. The Parks and Wildlife department handles boat licensing and registration.

If you move to Colorado, you must exchange your driver’s license within 30 days and apply for a vehicle registration within 90 days after establishing residency in the state. Prior to registering your vehicle, you must also complete an emissions inspection if you live in a required county.

The Colorado DMV also has specific information geared toward its military residents and non-residents, in order to accommodate the unique circumstances that military service brings. Non-residents stationed in Colorado are not required to get a CO license or registration while serving in the state. For residents serving out of state, you can renew online or by mail.

Online and Third-Party Services

The Colorado DMV’s online services include:

  • Appointment scheduling
  • Driver license/ID card renewal
  • Duplicate licenses and IDs
  • Vehicle registration renewal
  • Duplicate registrations
  • Specialty plate orders
  • Refund requests
  • Vehicle transfers/report of sale
  • Ordering driving records
  • Ordering motor vehicle records
  • Address updates

You can also access many driver and vehicle forms online.

The DMV partners with a number of authorized third-parties for driver testing, motorcycle safety courses and testing, driver’s education and testing, and CDL skills testing.

You can access the Colorado Driver Manual online, in addition to the Motorcycle and Commercial driver handbooks. Looking to study for your license exam? The DMV offers an online practice test to give you the extra prep you need.

Contact Information

Division of Motor Vehicles

1881 Pierce St.

Lakewood, CO 80214

Phone: (303) 205-5600

Office locations