Colorado Driver License Information for Seniors

Renewal Cycle

10 year renewal cycle (mail-in every other cycle)


Vision test required at renewal. Written test required only if point accumulations result in suspension (12 points in 12 mo., or 18 points in 24 mo., for non-minor and non-commercial drivers).

Vision Tests

Minimum acuity must be 20/70 in the better eye if worse eye is 20/200 or better; 20/40 if worse eye is worse than 20/200. Bioptic telescopes are permitted to meet acuity standard.

Special Requirements

At age 61, reduction in renewal to 5 years. No renewal by mail at age 66.

Accelerated Renewal

5 years for people 61 and older.


Mail or electronic renewal not available to people 61 and older and to people whose prior renewal was electronic or by mail.

DMV Website

Additional Information

What to do if you think a Senior should not be driving: Caregiverlist's Safe Driving Checklist

AARP Driver Safety Courses: as car features and driving laws change, this is an effective way to polish up on defensive driving techniques. Visit AARP's website to find a senior driver safety course near you.

If you are having difficulty addressing safe driving with your parents or grandparents or senior loved one, know that you are not the first to have this challenge. We share the humor of South Park with you from this television show's episode, called "Grey Dawn".

Geriatric Care Managers: you may want a third-party senior care professional to assist you with addressing the issue of driving with your senior loved one. Geriatric Care Managers (GCM's) are trained in how to manage issues around aging with seniors and their family members to achieve a positive outcome.