Colorado DMV Fee Changes Go Into Effect

Jul 15, 2015

As of Wednesday, it’s more expensive to get a driver’s license in Colorado.

The Colorado Division Motor Vehicles raised fees for driver services across the board.

It’s now $25 to get a driver’s license. It went up by four bucks. 

A breakdown of the DMV fee changes.
Credit Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles

It also used to be free to retake the knowledge test or the driving skills test. Now, people have to pay to redo those exams. 

Additionally, the price of a license for an undocumented immigrant increased to about $80, nearly $30 more than last year. 

Maren Rubino, the DMV's deputy director, said that program is self-funding and the fees reflect what it costs to offer the service.

"We obviously acknowledge that it is more costly and the reason for that is because we’re paying specially trained employees who have been hired to review the documents required for individuals under that law," said Rubino.

She said the last time the agency raised fees was in 2007. And, some actually went down.

For example, a commercial driver’s license decreased by nearly $20.