CO ID Cards
Getting a Colorado ID card is going to follow a process that is similar to that of getting your driver's license, except there is going to be any testing needed for your ID. There is also no age requirement to receive your ID, with many teens these days carrying their ID cards for proof of identification that is often required. If you have no other form of photo identification or do not plan to drive in Colorado, an ID card is very important.
In most cases, even with another form of photo ID, proving your identity is going to require that you show a valid Colorado Identification Card. Anything from writing a personal check to getting on-board an aircraft will require that you have some sort of ID, with most cases requiring an ID card. Once you reach the age of 18, it is mandatory that you carry identification with you, and an ID card is going to be needed if you want to make adult-only purchases, such as cigarettes. When you turn 21, your drinking privileges will not be honored if you don't have identification, and without a driver's license, an ID card is the next best thing.
**It is important to note that at no time are you allowed to hold both a Colorado driver's license and state ID card.
Requirements to Get Colorado ID
Getting an ID card in Colorado is very simple and will have to take place in the DMV licensing office. You can visit
- http://www.revenue.state.co.us/mv_dir/wrap.asp?incl=faqdrli/faqdrli1 in order to find out what forms of identification are accepted by the Colorado DMV.
- The identification you provide should prove name, age, residency, and SSN should be proven as well. Any applicants who are under the age of 18 will also be required to bring a parent/guardian along for the process as they will need to sign an affidavit of age, as well as provide the proof necessary to prove they are actually the parent/guardian of the minor.
- Getting your ID card in Colorado will cost a fee of $10.50; however, if you are over the age of 60, you can get your ID card for no cost at all.
- If you are under the age of 21 when you receive your ID, you will be required to renew it once you reach your 21st birthday. For all other ID’s in Colorado, renewal is every 5 years.
Colorado ID Card Renewal
For those with an ID card in Colorado under the age of 21, your first renewal will be your 21st birthday. For those who are over 21, the ID card expires on your birthday in 5 year intervals. Your renewal fee is the same as the new ID card fee, $10.50, and must be paid with cash or check. After you reach 60 years old, your ID renewals will be free.
- You are now offered the opportunity to renew your Colorado ID online by visiting the official website at https://www.colorado.gov/vroom/renewlicense/index.jsf.
- Have a Visa, Mastercard, or AmEx credit card handy. You will be required to pay your fees by credit card only.
- Provide your valid email address to receive confirmation of the transaction.
- Your transaction online is subject to administrative processing fees, which you can find more information about at https://www.colorado.gov/apps/dor/dmv/driver/license/renewal/help/fees.jsp.
In order to determine whether you are able to renew your Colorado ID online, you can visit
which offers a full list of the requirements.
You can also renew your ID card in person at the CO DMV. To find the driver’s license office in Colorado that can offer your renewal near you, visit
Colorado ID Card Replacement
If you ever lose your ID card, it is very wise to immediately replace it by obtaining a duplicate identification card at the Colorado DMV. The duplicate card also costs $10.50 for those under 60, and is free to those over the age of 60. To complete the process, you will need to bring one form of approved identification to the driver’s office license near you.