If you recently decided to move to Denver and have a car, you likely have a number of auto-related tasks on your to-do list. Here’s some information that might help you check those items off quickly so you can focus on settling into your new home.
To begin, you should know that the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles requires that you obtain your driver’s license within 30 days of your move date, and that you register your vehicle within 90 days.
Of course, visiting the DMV — any DMV — can sometimes be a lengthy endeavor. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of all the necessary steps and documents you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state license and register your vehicle in Colorado — so you can be prepared with the necessary info when you walk through the DMV doors.
The Colorado DMV offers a tool that can help you transfer your driver’s license to Colorado. After you answer a few questions about your existing out-of-state license, and whether it’s current and valid, the DMV says you can follow the below steps to get your new Colorado license.
In Colorado, the state handles driver licensing, while counties manage registration and titling. This means you’ll have to visit a separate office to complete your registration. You can check out the state’s map tool to find your nearest title and registration office.
You’ll need to notify your auto insurance company about your move to Denver in order to keep your coverage current. Your rates could change, depending on where you lived before. When you’re updating your auto insurance policy, keep the following questions in mind.
You’re officially a resident of Colorado once you’re employed in the state or have lived here for 90 consecutive days. Now that you know what steps to take at the DMV, your driver’s license, vehicle plates and auto insurance policy should soon reflect your new status as a Coloradoan. Congrats!