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More than 400 Colorado businesses have joined the myColorado Partner Program. View the growing list of myColorado Partner Program businesses, state and law enforcement agencies that proudly accept the Colorado Digital ID™

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Let Coloradans know you accept myColorado and Colorado Digital ID, and become a partner today!  

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Who Can Accept the Colorado Digital ID?

If you own a Colorado business or work at a state agency, you can! On Oct. 30, 2019, Governor Jared Polis issued an Executive Order stating that the Colorado Digital ID  may be accepted as a legal form of personal identification for use in Colorado. Colorado businesses are encouraged to accept the Digital ID, and all executive branch agencies may accept the Digital ID as a method to prove a person's identity. 

Colorado State Patrol began accepting Digital ID on Nov. 30, 2020. Local law enforcement agencies across the state are beginning to accept it, too. Not all law enforcement agencies accept Colorado Digital ID at this time and may continue to require a physical driver license or state-issued ID card. For this reason, Coloradans still need to carry their physical ID.

State Liquor & Marijuana Rules

The Secretary of State published the following Department of Revenue rules for liquor and marijuana merchant verification of age and identity: 

Colorado state agencies are updating the official rules for accepting identification to include digital forms of ID. Visit your normal reference for identification rules as additional updates are in progress.

How to Verify Identity & Age

There are several ways to verify a person’s identity with the Colorado Digital ID, as well as some built-in security features to confirm that it’s legitimate.

Scanning the Barcode

Merchants can scan the 2D barcode on a Colorado Digital ID just as they do for physical cards. The swipe-left functionality displays the “back” of the ID with the barcode. 

The Digital ID has built-in security features

Colorado Digital ID's front

Swipe left to show the Digital ID barcode

Colorado Digital ID's back

Protecting Privacy

myColorado users can hide information within the Colorado Digital ID that is not relevant for a particular transaction. For example, if age verification is required to purchase alcohol, users can choose to hide their address - or even their birthdate - as a privacy measure. An indicator located on the Digital ID confirms whether or not customers are over 21. 

If there is suspicion that a Colorado Digital ID is fraudulent, the phone cannot be confiscated. However, merchants may ask to see the physical driver license or state ID card. 

Digital ID Training for Employees

It's important for cashiers, bartenders, food servers, pharmacy staff, and other employees who regularly accept identification to be familiar with the Digital ID.