Colorado Digital ID™

The contactless Colorado Digital ID™ is a secure electronic version of your driver license or state-issued identification (ID) card for proof of identification, age and address within the state.

Things to Know

  • Continue to carry your physical driver license or state-issued ID card for interactions with law enforcement, state government agencies and businesses who aren’t yet accepting Digital ID, as well as for use at airport TSA checkpoints.

  • Colorado Digital ID is currently only authorized for in-state use. Once the industry Mobile Driver License (mDL) and federal REAL ID Act standards for digital licenses are clarified, interstate use will be supported.

  • You may only have a single Digital ID. However, multiple people can create different profiles within the app using the same smartphone.

Colorado Digital ID FAQs

Can I use myColorado if I lost my physical ID?

A physical ID is needed to create your myColorado account and generate your Colorado Digital ID. If you lost your Colorado driver license or state-issued ID and have not yet generated a Digital ID in the app, you will need to locate your lost ID or request a new ID through the DMV.

Can I add my driver license or state-issued ID to my Apple Wallet?

The Colorado Digital ID is only available in the myColorado app wallet and is not currently compatible with other electronic wallets, including but not limited to Apple, Google and Samsung. We will consider adding this functionality in the future.

Do I have to physically give my phone to another person to validate my Digital ID?

No. You are not required to physically hand your phone to another person or to law enforcement. Press on your Digital ID to display the security features.

What happens if I’m in an accident or incapacitated. How will first responders know who I am if I have Colorado Digital ID, but no physical driver license or ID card?

Both Apple and Android phones allow you to provide emergency contact information that anyone can view. Here are two resources for adding emergency contact information on your Apple iOS or Android phone.

  • Android - Add emergency info on your lock screen

  • iOS - Set up your Medical ID in the Health app on your iPhone

Does a Colorado Digital ID expire?

Yes. The Colorado Digital ID will need to be renewed at the same interval as your physical driver license or state-issued ID card. Your Digital ID will update automatically as the data or status of your physical driver license or state-issued ID card changes. Click here for information about driver license renewals.

Can I upgrade my permit to a driver license online?

Yes, please follow the link provided here and complete the requirements.

Colorado Digital ID™ & Law Enforcement

Be prepared for a traffic stop

  1. Download the latest version of myColorado from the App Store or Google Play.

  2. Create your account and generate your Colorado Digital ID™.

  3. Add your vehicle registration and auto insurance card to the app Wallet.

What happens if I only have my Digital ID and am stopped by an officer from an agency that doesn’t accept it yet?

You’ll need to show your physical driver license or state identification card in that case. Coloradans need to carry their physical ID until Digital ID is fully accepted in all jurisdictions and the state passes legislation stating that carrying physical ID is no longer required.

Can an officer take my phone if they suspect the Digital ID may be fraudulent?

If an officer is unsure that a Digital ID is genuine, he or she can ask for your physical ID. They cannot take away your phone.

Can law enforcement accept my Digital ID if there is no cellular network, Wi-Fi or internet available?

Once a Colorado Digital ID has been created within the myColorado app and the setup process completed, the holder can display it even if there is no cellular or Wi-Fi service available. Law enforcement that leverages eCitation technology can accept Colorado Digital ID without a network; however, the data sharing process via a QR code requires internet service. In this case, if there's no internet service, you’ll need to show your physical ID.