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Motor Vehicle and Driver License

Motor Vehicle & Driver License

In Colorado, state Driver License offices operate separately from county Motor Vehicle offices.

 Click here for all State of Colorado full-service Driver License offices, appointments, and online services so you can SKIP THE TRIP!

Motor Vehicle Service Times

(Registrations, Renewals, Titles, Plates or Permits, Disability Placards)
Locations# Customers WaitingWaiting Time of Last Customer ServedTotal Customers Served Today
Highlands Ranch0No Wait148
Lone Tree0No Wait200
Castle Rock0No Wait159

Frequently Asked Questions

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Motor Vehicle FAQ

When will I receive the license plates or registration renewal sticker that I ordered?

License plate orders are typically fulfilled within 21 days after the payment has been submitted. To check on the status of license plates purchased via myDMV.Colorado.gov or at our office, please contact our office: 303-660-7440

A registration renewal/license plate sticker will be provided at the time of service if renewing by kiosk or in person. It may take up to 6 weeks to receive your registration renewal/license plate sticker for online and mail transactions. Please plan accordingly.

I just bought a vehicle, what do I need to do now?

Please visit our Buying or Selling a Vehicle webpage for detailed information on titling and registering your vehicle

How can I get a duplicate vehicle registration card or a duplicate title?

Can I estimate my vehicle registration fees?

Click here for the online fee estimator. The estimator is designed to calculate the amount due for new, first-time vehicle registrations. It is not meant for vehicle registration renewals.

Can I complete a motor vehicle transaction for someone else?

A non-owner of a vehicle may complete a transaction on behalf of the vehicle owner and may receive the inventory and documentation for the transaction if they have Power of Attorney (POA) or a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from a business. Without Power of Attorney (POA) or a Letter of Authorization (LOA) from a business, the inventory and documentation for the transaction will be sent to the vehicle owner’s mailing address on file.

Why is there a Keep Colorado Wild Pass included in my vehicle registration renewal fees?

Colorado residents receive a $29 Keep Colorado Wild Pass during their annual vehicle registration through the Division of Motor Vehicles, unless they opt out.

The Keep Colorado Wild Pass provides a 60% savings on an annual parks pass that provides entry to all Colorado state parks. Colorado Parks and Wildlife uses revenue from the passes to support local and state park systems, search and rescue teams, avalanche safety programs, wildlife conservation efforts, and outdoor accessibility and educational opportunities.

The $29 pass fee will be included in the vehicle registration pricing total for each vehicle a Colorado resident owns. To decline the pass, you will need to subtract $29 from the vehicle’s total registration fee and pay that amount. Each Douglas County vehicle registration renewal reminder will list the total fees due, including the pass, or not including the pass, for you to choose from.

How do I use the Keep Colorado Wild Pass?

A Colorado Parks and Wildlife logo will be printed on your vehicle registration card, which gives you access to state parks. Simply show your vehicle registration card that shows your purchase to CPW staff at the entrance to the parks when asked. If the entrance is not staffed, you may enter the park with the knowledge that you may be checked for proof of purchase anytime.

I have multiple vehicles. Do I have to buy a Keep Colorado Wild Pass when I register each vehicle?

If you plan to use that vehicle to access state parks, yes. The Keep Colorado Wild Pass purchased during your annual vehicle registration with the DMV is linked to the specific vehicle being registered. The pass is not transferable between vehicles.

Learn more about the Keep Colorado Wild Pass from Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s web page.

How do I find the ownership tax on my vehicle registration?

The location of your vehicle registration ownership tax is highlighted in the two images below: a registration transaction receipt, and a vehicle registration card.

To request a copy of the receipt from your vehicle registration transaction, please click here.

To request a duplicate registration card, please click here. Allow one to two weeks for delivery. A duplicate registration card may also be obtained for a fee of $4.00 at any Douglas County Motor Vehicle Office.

Ownership tax information cannot be provided over the phone.

I received a Douglas County issued traffic ticket - what do I need to do?

Motor Vehicle Customer Service by Phone/Online Chat

Please call 303-660-7440 or click on the “Need Help” icon at the bottom right corner of this website to chat live online with a Motor Vehicle Specialist.

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Driver License FAQ

Is Driver License service available at county Motor Vehicle offices?

No. In Colorado, state Driver License offices operate separately from county Motor Vehicle offices. For a complete list of State of Colorado full-service Driver License office locations, appointment options, and online services, please visit dmv.colorado.gov/drivers.

However, if you are a US Citizen and need something simple like a Driver License renewal or replacement license or permit, the Castle Rock Express Driver License office provides LIMITED SERVICES by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Is walk-in Driver License service available?

No. Service is available by APPOINTMENT ONLY at the limited services Castle Rock Express Driver License Office and at all State of Colorado full service Driver License office locations.

 

What documents do I need to obtain a first time Colorado Driver License or ID?

Click here to apply for a Driver License or ID online.

A person new to the State of Colorado can have their Driver License from their previous state of residence transferred to Colorado.

Cost: $31.87  (Add $2 if out-of-state license includes a Motorcycle Endorsement)

Requirements:

  • Driver License from the previous state
  • Original or certified State/County issued Birth Certificate or Valid Passport (unexpired), or Valid Permanent Resident Card
  • Two proofs of physical address with the applicant’s name, full physical address, dated within a year
  • Full Social Security Number
  • Full legal name and identity. (Your full middle name has to be spelled out on previous driver license unless you bring in an original or certified copy State or County birth certificate or a valid Passport with a full middle name. If your married name does not match your birth certificate, ALL of your original or certified name change documents are also required.
  • Proof of Age
  • Proof of lawful presence in the United States
  • See a list of acceptable documents

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

The Castle Rock Express Driver License Office is located at 301 Wilcox Street, Suite 124, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

I never received my driver license in the mail. What should I do?

Please visit mydmv.colorado.gov and select the option: “Where’s my driver license/ID?”

If it has been less than 30 days since the temporary license/ID/permit was issued, please wait until the thirty-day period is expired.

You may make an appointment to obtain a free replacement driver license/ID after the 30-day expiration period for the temporary, and no later than 90 days after the issue date.

The Castle Rock Express Driver License Office is located at 301 Wilcox Street, Suite 124, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

I want to apply for a Minor or Adult driving permit, where/how do I make an appointment?

The Castle Rock Express Driver License Office does not issue first time permits.

Please click here to make an appointment at a Full-Service State Driver License Office.

Where can I complete a drive test or written test for a driver license?

The Castle Rock Express Driver License Office does not perform any testing services for drivers. Please click here to find Driver’s Education resources and locations in the state of Colorado. All state-operated Driver License Offices conduct written tests but do not currently provide drive testing. Please click here for Drive Schools and Tester locations.

What services do you provide at the Castle Rock Express Driver License Office?

The Castle Rock Express Driver License Office is a Limited Services Office and provides the following services by APPOINTMENT ONLY:

Click here to Schedule an Appointment for the available services listed above.

The Castle Rock Express Driver License Office is located at 301 Wilcox Street, Suite 124, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

Please note: This office does not issue immigration license/ID’s Cards using I-94 or Employment Authorization (EADS) Card.

Does the Castle Rock Express Driver License Office offer licensing services to undocumented residents?

No. Undocumented residents must schedule an appointment at a full service Driver License Office operated by the State of Colorado for licensing services by calling 303-205-2335 or by visiting DMV.Colorado.gov/AppointmentScheduling.

More information:

The Colorado Road and Community Safety Act passed by the Colorado legislature in 2013 allows all Coloradans to obtain a standard driver license  or I.D. card, regardless of immigration status, as long as they meet all requirements and provide proof of identity and Colorado residency. These credentials are not REAL ID compliant driver license and are issued to a variety of Coloradans, including undocumented immigrants, international students, refugees, temporary workers and pending asylees.

While driver licenses and identification cards issued under CO-RCSA can not be used for federal purposes, voting or public benefits, these credentials are a valid Colorado identification.

 

What are the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) identification requirements for airport travel?

Adult passengers 18 and older must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel. Interim driver’s licenses are temporary paper documents and are not an acceptable form of ID.

Please click here for the list of acceptable forms of identification from the TSA.

What can I do if I'm concerned for a loved one's safety when driving?

The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles recommends 5 Stages of having the conversation with a family member on when it is time to retire from driving. There are also specific skills and abilities to consider. Please click here for this helpful handout: Concerned For A Loved One’s Safety When Driving?

Call or Schedule Your Visit Today: Three Locations to Serve You

Phone Number

303-660-7440
Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Walk-in Service

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Castle Rock Motor Vehicle & Express Driver License Office

301 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

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Highlands Ranch Motor Vehicle

2223 Wildcat Reserve Parkway Unit G1
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

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Lone Tree Motor Vehicle

9350 Heritage Hills Circle
Lone Tree, CO 80124

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