If you are eligible to renew your license by mail, the DMV should mail you a renewal application before your license expires. Alternatively, to check if you are eligible to renew by mail, visit the DMV Renew by Mail webpage and follow the instructions.
If you are eligible:
- Download the renewal application from there.
- Fill it out and mail it along with payment of the renewal fee to the address on the application.
The renewal fee is $26.00 for a regular license or $79.58 for an SB251 license, which you must pay with a check payable to the Colorado Department of Revenue (DOR).
You should receive your new license in the mail within 30 days. You will not receive a temporary license in the interim, so you should consider renewing at least 30 days before your license expires.
If you are out of Colorado when it's time to renew your license, you may apply for a one year extension (three years for active duty military) or a reissue while out of state but only if you have a regular license. Complete form DR2989 and follow instructions contained on the form.