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State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Colorado

Bill/Statute: SB 13-251

Year Law Enacted: 2013

Effective Date: August 1, 2014

Name of Document Issued: Driver’s License


What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Meet all licensure requirements except for lawful presence
  • Sign an affidavit that you have applied or will apply for legal presence
  • Prove current Colorado residence and present previous year's resident income tax filing or show continuous residence in Colorado for the preceding 24 months
  • Provide an IRS individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN)
  • Present a passport, consular identification card, or military identification document from your country of origin


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How long is the card valid?

The license will be valid for a period of three years.


Are there distinguishing features or language on the license?

License will contain a distinguishable design and include the following language: “Not valid for federal identification, voting, or public benefit purposes.”


Is there an anti-discrimination provision in the law?



Is there a data confidentiality provision in the law?

Yes, your ITIN will be kept confidential unless requested by the state child support enforcement agency, the Department of Revenue, or a court of competent jurisdiction.


This summary was prepared in January 2014 for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For questions, please contact CLINIC’s State & Local Advocacy Attorney Jen Riddle at or (301) 565-4807. 

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