How to get a colorado driver's license

How to Get a Colorado Driver's License

With all the busyness of moving, many other tasks can fill your day, so sometimes getting a license may be the last thing on your to-do list. You have up to thirty days to notify the DMV of an address change, so you have time to schedule an appointment and relax a bit before snapping arguably everyone’s favorite picture.  If you’re moving from out of state, continue reading to learn how to get a new Colorado driver’s license after your move.     

How to get a new Colorado driver's license for a local move

If you’re moving within the state of Colorado, it’s not necessary to go into the DMV to report this change, simply visit the Colorado DMV website and update your information online.  You can also submit your change of address by mail, or if you’d prefer to make your address change in person, scheduling an appointment is very easy, however, will not receive a new driver’s license until your renewal date.

How to Get a Colorado Driver's License: moving

How to get a new Colorado driver's license when you move from another state

To get your new license you will need to make an appointment with your local DMV, fortunately, Colorado Springs has several DMV locations to choose from. Unfortunately, new permits, licenses, or otherwise can only be administered at one location within the springs. The location on N Union is a county DMV, rather than a state, so new licenses or permits can only be issued at this location. Due to this fact, this tends to be the busiest DMV, so if you’re renewing your license, Colorado Springs has plenty of other locations that are able to assist you.

Post covid, appointments are now mandatory, so make sure to schedule yours early enough, as the slots can book fast. Simply go to the DMV’s website, click the tab that says driver ID/services, you should see a tab that says appointments and hearings, and you will be able to book your appointment there. 

Before you head down for your appointment, make sure to gather all the necessary documents. All documents need to be original and unaltered (not laminated, etc.). You will need:

  • Your current driver’s license
  • Certified birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of social security number
  • Two proofs of Colorado residency that include your name, address, and the date within the last 30 days. 
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