Say cheese! Coloradans can now smile for driver license photos

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LAKEWOOD, Wednesday Aug. 3, 2022 – There’s a new reason to smile at state driver license offices. Coloradans can now smile when having their photo taken for driver licenses, identification cards or instruction permits.

“We are always looking at ways to better serve Coloradans,” said Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles Senior Director Electra Bustle. “We want to offer the opportunity to residents to smile if they like the next time they get their photo taken at the DMV.”

So the next time you need to get your picture taken at a state driver license office, say “Cheese!”

The DMV is committed to providing services for all Coloradans where they are needed most, whether it’s in-office, online or on the go. Visit to find out how you can DMV anywhere. Yes, anywhere. 


DMV graphic of acceptable smiles for driver license and ID photos