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    Changing Your Address in Colorado

    If you’re new to Colorado, or you have moved within the state, you need to update your address with the Department of Revenue Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

    On this page, you’ll find information on how to change your address with the DMV, update your vehicle’s title and registration, and request a new driver’s license or ID displaying your new address.

    Change Your Address with the CO DMV

    When you change your address within Colorado, you should change your address with the DMV as soon as possible. You can do so online, in person, or by mail.

    Changing your address with the CO DMV does not change your information on your vehicle title or registration. For more information, see the “Change Your Colorado Title and Registration Address” section below.

    Once you’ve changed your address with the CO DMV, you can either:

    • Print your own label showing your new address and attach it to the back of your CO driver’s license or ID card.
      OR
    • Apply and pay for a replacement CO driver’s license or ID card (see the “Change Your CO Driver’s License/ID Card” section below).

    If you are new to Colorado, see the “New Colorado Residents” section below.

    Online Address Change

    To change your address online, visit the CO DMV’s Driver’s License and State ID Address Change website.

    You’ll need to provide your:

    • CO driver’s license or ID card number.
    • Date of birth.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
    • New address.
    • Mailing address.

    Change Address in Person

    To change your address in person, visit your local Colorado DMV office in person and bring a completed Change of Address form (DR2285).

    Change Address by Mail

    To change your address by mail, send the completed Change of Address form (DR2285) to:

    Department of Revenue
    Division of Motor Vehicle
    Driver Control
    P.O. Box 173350
    Denver, CO 80617-3350

    Change Your Driver’s License/ID Card Address

    If you’re 21 years old or older, you can choose to get a new CO driver’s license or ID card showing your new address by completing the license/ID card renewal process, either online, by mail, or in person. If you are under 21 years old, you cannot renew your CO driver’s license or ID card until your 21st birthday. Your updated Colorado driver’s license and ID card will be mailed to you within 30 days of your application.

    Renew/Change Address Online

    To renew your CO driver’s license or ID card online, visit the CO DMV's Online Driver’s License and ID Card Renewal website.

    You will need your:

    • CO driver’s license or ID card number.
    • Date of birth.
    • Last 4 digits of your SSN.
    • Payment via credit card (see the “Fees for Updated CO Documents” section below).
    • E-mail address.

    You cannot renew your CO driver’s license or ID card online if you:

    • Are not a U.S. citizen.
    • Have a license/ID that expired more than 365 days ago.
    • Are younger than 21 years old, or over 65 years old (for driver’s license).
    • Are younger than 21 years old, or over 59 years old (for ID card).
    • Need to change your name.
    • Are renewing a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
    • Renewed your last license/ID card online or by mail.
    • Need to pass a written test for your driver’s license.
    • Have an acting or pending DMV action on record.
    • Have an outstanding judgment or warrant on record.
    • Have a returned or NSF check on file.
    • Have a medical restriction (for driver’s license only).
    • Don’t have your SSN on file with the CO DMV.

    Renew/Change Address by Mail

    You can renew your Colorado driver’s license or ID card by mail if you:

    • Are 21 years old or older.
    • Aren’t renewing a CO commercial driver’s license.
    • Haven’t changed your name.
    • Don’t need a new photo taken.

    To check whether you’re eligible to renew your CO driver’s license or ID card by mail, visit the CO Department of Revenue’s website and provide your:

    • CO driver’s license or ID card number.
    • Full name as it appears on your CO driver’s license or ID.
    • Date of birth.

    If you are eligible for renewing by mail, you will be given an application to complete. Send the completed application and payment (see “Fees for Updating Your CO Address” section below) to:

    Department of Revenue
    Division of Motor Vehicle
    Driver Control
    P.O. Box 173350
    Denver, CO 80617-3350

    Renew in Person

    If you are not eligible to renew your CO driver’s license online or by mail, you must renew it in person by visiting your local CO DMV driver’s license office in person.

    You will need to:

    • Provide your Colorado driver’s license or ID card.
    • Give your Social Security number (SSN).
    • Submit proof of your address, such as:
    • Pass a vision exam (for driver’s license only).
    • Have your fingerprints and a new photo taken.
    • Pay the required fee. (See the “Fees for Updating Your CO Address” section below.)

    For more information, please visit our page on Renewing Your License in Colorado or Identification Cards in Colorado.

    Vehicle Title & Registration Address Change

    You must change your address on your Colorado vehicle title and registration within 30 days.

    Vehicle Title Address Change

    You must change the address on your CO vehicle title at your specific Colorado county DMV office. You cannot change your address on your title online or by mail.

    You will need:

    • Your VIN number or Colorado title number.
    • Proof of your identity, such as your:
      • CO driver license or ID.
      • U.S. passport.
      • Citizenship certificate.
    • Proof of your CO address, such as a:
      • Utility bill.
      • Bank statement.
      • Rent or mortgage document.
    • A power of attorney, if you’re applying on behalf of the owner.
    • A completed Duplicate Title Request and Receipt form (DR 2539A)
    • Payment. (See the “Fees for Updating Your CO Address” section below.)

    You can view the state’s complete lists of accepted identity and residency documents.

    Vehicle Registration Address Change

    In Colorado, the process to change your address on your vehicle registration may differ depending on your county.

    Please contact your specific Colorado county DMV office for information on changing your address and any related fees.

    New Colorado Residents

    You are classified as a Colorado resident if you:

    • Own or operate a CO business.
    • Are employed in Colorado.
    • Have lived in Colorado for 90 consecutive days or more.

    If you are a new resident in Colorado, you must:

    • Get a CO driver’s license within 30 days, if you wish to drive in Colorado.
    • Register your vehicle in CO within 90 days, if you own a vehicle.

    NOTE: If you’re an out-of-state student or an active-duty military member (or spouse) based in Colorado but a resident of another state, you do not need to apply for a CO driver’s license.

    If you are a military member with a vehicle, you may be required to register your vehicle in the state (see our page on registering your vehicle in Colorado for details on military registration above).

    Out-of-state students do not need to register their out-of-state vehicle in Colorado.

    Apply for a Colorado Driver’s License

    If you’re 16 years old or older and have a valid out-of-state driver license, you will likely not need to take a written exam or driving test.

    To get a Colorado driver’s license, visit your local CO driver’s license office, and:

    • Surrender your out-of-state driver’s license.
    • Prove your identity, with a document such as a:
      • CO driver license or ID.
      • U.S. passport.
      • Citizenship certificate.
    • Prove your CO address, with a document such as a:
      • Utility bill.
      • Bank statement.
      • Rent or mortgage document.
    • Provide your Social Security number.
    • Pass a vision test.
    • Have your fingerprints and photo taken.
    • Pay the $21 fee. (See the “Fees for Updating Your CO Address” section below.)

    The state provides a complete list of accepted documents for proving identity and residency.

    For more information, visit our pages on Applying for a New License (Drivers 18+) or Applying for a New License (Teen Drivers).

    Titling and Registering Your Out-of-State Vehicle

    If you are bringing your existing out-of-state vehicle to Colorado, you register it by visiting your local CO county DMV office. You will need:

    NOTE: Registration fees vary depending on vehicle weight and the county in which it is registered. Please call your local office for more specific details regarding registration fees, taxes, required documents, and acceptable forms of payment.

    For more information about registering your vehicle, visit our Colorado car registration page.

    Fees for Updating Your CO Address

    There is no cost to change your address on file with the Colorado DMV. Fees only apply when getting a new CO driver’s license, ID card, vehicle title, or registration.

    CO Driver’s License and ID Cards

    • Driver’s license (new or renewed): $21.
      • An additional $2 fee will be added for a motorcycle endorsement.
    • Commercial driver’s license: $35.
    • Identification card: $10.50.
    • ID cards for residents 60 years old and older: Free.

    Note: Some Colorado driver’s license offices may charge a service fee.

    CO Vehicle Title and Registration

    • Duplicate title: $8.20.

    Registration fees vary depending on vehicle weight and the county in which it is registered. Please call your local CO county DMV office for more specific details regarding registration fees and taxes for vehicle title and registrations.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    In-Person Transactions

    The DOR’s Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) driver’s license offices only accept cash or checks. They do not accept credit or debit cards.

    Online Transactions

    For online transactions, the CO DOR accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit cards only. eChecks are not accepted.

    Mail Transactions

    For mail-in applications, the CO DOR accepts payment by money order or personal check made payable to “Colorado Department of Revenue.”

    Change Your Name in Colorado

    You must visit your local CO DMV in person to change your name on your Colorado ID, driver’s license, vehicle registration, and title.

    For more information, please see our page dedicated to Changing Your Name in Colorado.

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