Acceptable ID Documents for Driver’s License

Documents to prove your Identity

For most services offered at this Express Driver’s License Office, you must provide documentation of your full legal name, identity, age, and lawful presence in the United States.

Listed below are some of the acceptable documents:

  • Valid or expired Colorado Driver’s License
  • Valid or expired Colorado ID Card
  • Out-of-state Driver’s License with full middle name (valid or expired for less than one year)
  • Out-of-state Driver’s License with middle initial and certified state or county birth certificate or passport with full middles name (valid or expired for less than one year)
  • Out-of-state ID Card with full middle name (valid or expired for less than one year)
  • Out-of-state ID Card with middle initial and certified state or county original birth certificate or passport with full middle name (valid or expired for less than one year)
  • Social Security Card
  • U.S. Birth Certificate state or county issued, original or certified copy
  • Valid military ID with full middle name
  • Valid military ID with middle initial and certified state or county birth certificate or passport with full middle name
  • Certification of Naturalization with a photo (20 years or less)
  • Certification of Citizenship with a photo (20 years or less)
  • Colorado Department of Corrections ID Card
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons ID card

The Department of Revenue has a full list of acceptable documents .

Out of State Transfers, will require the following:

  • two documents for proof of residency
  • proof of the applicant’s social security number

AND

  • state or county certified birth certificate (the original or certified copy) or valid passport (unexpired).

Colorado residents with an expired license, identification card, or permit (one day or greater) will require the following:

  • state or county certified birth certificate (the original or certified copy) OR valid Passport (unexpired)

AND

  • two documents for proof of residency

Documents to prove your Address

In order to be in compliance with the Federal Real ID ACT, effective June 8, 2016, all current Colorado residents completing an address change will now need two documents to prove their residential address, in addition to your license or ID card. A parent’s proof of address indicated on license is acceptable as ONE proof of residency for a minor child under the age of 21.

New Colorado residents will be required to show two documents for proof of residency.  Proof or residency needs to have the applicant’s name and physical address listed.

Listed below are some of the acceptable Real ID.  Note that the document you provide must display your current physical address and the applicant’s name.  Proof of residency documents MUST be mailed or dated within 1 year or less.

  • Computer-generated bill from:
    • Utility company
    • Credit card company
    • Doctor
    • Hospital
  • Bank Statement
  • Pre-printed pay stub
  • W-2 form
  • Current valid homeowners, renters or motor vehicle insurance
  • First class mail from a federal, state or county agency
  • Change of address confirmation from the United State Postal Service showing prior and current address
  • Motor vehicle registration

Documents to prove your Social Security Number

  • Social Security Card (not laminated)
  • Paystub with applicant’s name and SSN on it
  • W-2 Form
  • SSA-1099 form
  • Non-SSA 1099 form