How to do a Colorado change of address

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Moving to a new home comes with a long to-do list, and one crucial task is notifying the relevant authorities and service providers about your change of address. This includes the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to ensure you continue receiving essential documents and services at your new location without interruption.

The process of updating your residential address typically involves changing the information on your driver's license and vehicle registration, but the specific requirements can vary from state to state. To help make this process smoother, we've outlined the steps for completing a change of address in Colorado.


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Plan to get a new ID within 30 days of moving to Colorado.

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New and current Colorado residents can file a change of address online, by mail or in person.

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It’s free to update your address in Colorado, but you’ll have to pay $30.87 (as of publishing) to update your license.

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Preparing for your change of address

Before starting the process, it's important to gather all the necessary documents to avoid any delays or complications. Make sure you have your old and new addresses on hand.

To complete a change-of-address form in Colorado, you don’t need any particular documents, but you will need the following information:

  • Driver’s license number
  • Last name
  • Date of birth
  • Issue date of ID
  • Last four digits of Social Security number

These are the documents needed for a new ID:

  • One proof of lawful status
  • Two proofs of residency
  • One proof of Social Security number

Plan to get your new ID within 30 days of your move.

If you’re moving to Colorado from another state

New Colorado residents can file a change of address online, in person or by mailing a change of address form to:

Colorado Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 173350
Denver, CO 80217-3350

You'll also be required to take a vision test required to update your driver's license (driving and written tests are administered at the discretion of driving staff). If you own a vehicle, you'll need to register it with the DMV within 90 days of moving to Colorado.

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If you’re moving within Colorado

If you’re a current Colorado resident, you can also change your address online, in person or by mail.

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If you’re moving from Colorado to another state

If you're leaving Colorado for another state, follow the new state's procedures regarding change of address, license and registration.

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FAQ

Do I need to update my driver’s license address if I’m moving within Colorado?

Yes, you're required to update your driver's license after moving to Colorado.

Can I change my address with the Colorado DMV online, or do I need to visit a DMV office in person?

Current and new Colorado residents can update their address online, by mail or in person.

What documents do I need to bring to the Colorado DMV for a change of address?

No documents are needed to change your address in Colorado. You will need the following information:

  • Driver’s license number
  • Last name
  • Date of birth
  • Issue date of ID
  • Last four digits of Social Security number

Documents needed for a new ID:

  • One proof of lawful status
  • Two proofs of residency
  • One proof of Social Security number

If you’re updating your car’s registration, you’ll also need information about your vehicle.

Is there a fee to change my address at the Colorado DMV?

There’s no fee for updating your address, but there is a $30.87 fee for updating your license with the Colorado DMV. You will also have to pay for vehicle registration.

Do I need to update my voter registration when I move to Colorado?

Yes, you need to update your voter registration to reflect your new address in Colorado so you’re assigned to the correct polling place.

Do I need to update my insurance policies when I move to Colorado?

Yes, you need to update your insurance when you move to or within Colorado. This way, you’ll get continuous coverage that suits your needs and location.

Where else do I need to change my address in Colorado?

You’ll need to change your address with the Postal Service in Colorado, even if your move is temporary. Don’t forget to also update your address with any relevant subscription services and financial institutions.

Bottom line

After moving to a new home, one of your top priorities should be officially updating your address with the necessary state agencies. Doing so keeps you compliant with applicable Colorado laws and avoids disruptions to important services and document deliveries.

The DMV plays a key role — you'll need to change the address on file for your driver's license and any registered vehicles. Check Colorado's DMV website or contact the DMV directly to confirm what documentation is required and their procedures. Taking these steps prevents regulatory issues or delays from impacting your updated credentials.


Article sources

ConsumerAffairs writers primarily rely on government data, industry experts and original research from other reputable publications to inform their work. Specific sources for this article include:

  1. Colorado Department of Revenue, “myDMV.” Accessed April 30, 2024.
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