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How To Get A Colorado License From Out Of State

To obtain a Colorado driver' s license, you will need to visit an office that is located within the state. The process for obtaining a license does not vary depending on where you live.

Establish an address in Colorado.

If you do not currently reside in Colorado, you will need to establish an address in the state before you can receive a license. This means that you will need to provide proof your address as outlined below. You may be asked for proof of residency, but it is easy to establish.

Set an appointment at My Colorado DMV

Once you have established an address in Colorado, you will then need to set up an appointment with My Colorado DMV. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 1-800-COLORADO (1-800-255-8372) to make an appointment.

Have two account statements mailed to you in Colorado.

Once you do have a Colorado address, you may obtain a Colorado driver's license. If you are denied a license, you should still obtain a Colorado identification card. This card is good for one year and does not require proof of residency. It is available at any Department of Revenue office. If you are denied a license, you will be given a Notice of Out of State Restraint. Get this to us and we will attempt to get you a license under Colorado law.


Bring your mail, a birth certificate, an ID from another state DMV and your Social Security Number to your appointment. The account statements will need to be from two different sources. With minor exceptions, your birth certificate will need a raised state

Take the written and driving tests.

Once you have completed the application form, you will need to take a vision test and a road test. After you pass both tests, you will receive a temporary Colorado Driver License with your photo. Your permanet license will be mailed to your Colorado address. seal.

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