Monday, March 28, 2016

Check it out: Colorado is getting new driver licenses

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 5:47 PM

Colorado driver licenses are ugly as sin. Of course, I may just think that because my own card is home to seriously the worst photo anyone has taken of me in my life

Ahem.

Anyway, no word on whether the state plans to hire competent photographers, but it will be changing up the design of our state IDs. You won't have to replace your old ID any time soon, but the next time you need a new one, it will probably look like this (only with a worse photo):

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Read on for the details:

Colorado DMV to begin statewide rollout of new design for driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards

March 28, 2016 – DENVER – The Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will start a two-week statewide rollout of the newly designed driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards beginning April 6, 2016.

Offices will be closed one day prior to issuing the new design to allow for the installation of new equipment and for training. Please refer to the DMV website for up-to-date closure information for specific offices. In addition, closure information will also be posted at each office.

Colorado residents can continue to use their current valid driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards through their expiration date. The current design will continue to be issued at offices until they have converted to the new equipment and software associated with the new design.

The DMV encourages customers to attempt to renew their driver license or identification cards online at www.colorado.gov/vroom. The new design will be available through online renewal beginning in mid-April.

Customers obtaining a newly-designed card in an office will receive an updated temporary paper document that will contain a removable section with an image that resembles the card. The temporary document will be valid for 30 days to allow for the physical card to be produced and mailed.

The new design features a more colorful background showcasing Mount Sneffels located between Ouray and Telluride. The State Capital is pictured on the reverse. The card also includes laser engraving of the customer’s information and primary photograph in grayscale to enhance the security and safety of the document.

The Littleton, Aurora and Frisco state driver license offices have been piloting the new design since the beginning of March.

For more information on the new card design, please visit www.colorado.gov/dmv/newlook.  

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