With the signing of HB 21-1014 (Disability Symbol Identification Document Act), Coloradans who might not be able to effectively communicate with first responders due to a cognitive, neurological, mental health, sensory needs, chronic illness, chronic pain and/or physical disability can choose to disclose their disability on their driver record for law enforcement to see.
A person can also choose to remove this information at any time. The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin allowing those eligible to add the disability information to their account on July 1, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
The new service option is for Coloradans who might not be able to effectively communicate with first responders due to a cognitive, neurological, mental health, sensory needs, chronic illness, chronic pain and/or physical disability. Eligible Coloradans can voluntarily add that they have a disability to their vehicle registration account at no cost to them.
Adding a disability is voluntary and is not displayed on the registration. The new service option informs first responders that a driver or routine passenger has a disability without having to communicate it.
A health care provider must complete and sign DR 2215 (Voluntary Disability Disclosure Application) which must be taken to a county motor vehicle office. This service is provided at no cost to the applicant.
No, the information will only be disclosed on the driver’s vehicle registration account.
Yes, if you decide you no longer want the information listed in your account, you can get it removed at no cost to you. A Coloradan can remove the disability information by visiting a County motor vehicle office (at any time during the registration period) or online during a renewal transaction by going to myDMV.Colorado.gov.