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Process to Reinstate Driving Privilege

A Colorado driver whose license has been suspended, revoked, canceled or denied must go through a process of reinstatement to have their driving privilege restored. This process can only be initiated after the conditions of the revocation, suspension, cancellation or denial have been satisfied.


Skip the Trip and take care of your reinstatement online!

By Mail

  1. Mail the completed application, check or money order for $95 and specific requirements (for example: evidence of insurance, SR22, etc.) to the address noted on the application. You must clearly write your name and date of birth on the coupon when paying by money order. Note: Mail this information approximately 30 days before your eligibility date. This allows us to complete your request in a timely manner.
  2. Allow up to 20 business days after mailing for us to complete your application.
  3. We will mail a letter of clearance to the address listed on the application once all requirements for reinstatement are met.

In Person (Limited)

Suspended or revoked eligible for reinstatement during our closure: We have put together information to explain how to proceed with your reinstatement.
1. Visit a Full Service Driver License Office to reinstate the following suspensions (requirements are listed below each).
  • Unpaid Tickets (within CO and out-of-state)
    • Paid compliance from the court
    • $95 reinstatement fee
    • New license and fee may be required
  • Child Support
    • Compliance received by DMV from child support agency
    • $95 reinstatement fee
  • Point Suspensions
    • Period of suspension complete
    • Evidence of current liability insurance with your name on the policy
    • $95 reinstatement fee

Additional Information

  • A driver license suspension or revocation is a separate action from any court case. You must follow Division of Motor Vehicles reinstatement procedures to regain your driving privileges.
  • Once reinstated, you may be required to obtain a new license, which may require a written and drive test.
  • License suspension and revocation information is shared with all 50 states. No state may issue a driver license if there is an active suspension or revocation in any other state.
  • The letter you receive when the restraint action is first taken identifies the beginning and ending dates of the suspension or revocation period. The Division of Motor Vehicles does not notify drivers when their suspension or revocation period has ended.