With 300 annual days of sunshine,
the nation’s largest public park system, a
thriving economic and business climate,
and plenty of opportunities for skiing,
hiking, mountain biking, river rafting and
more, it’s no wonder that so many families
choose to move to metro Denver each year.
Colorado’s historic focus on low taxes,
coupled with metro Denver’s high household incomes, has kept the region’s cost
of living at or near the national average.
Metro Denver ranks slightly above the
national average for cost of living, but
well below many other major cities.
Metro Denver’s utility rates are also
among the lowest of any major U.S. city.
The information we’ve compiled will help
those new to Denver make a smooth transition, so they can start to enjoy all that
the Mile High City has to offer.
CAR REGISTRATION AND DRIVER’S
Those new to Colorado must get new
license plates within 30 days of estab-
lishing residency or employment. Out-of-
state students and military personnel
don’t have to get Colorado license
plates if they have valid plates from their
The county handles all motor vehicle
registrations, mailing annual notices to
remind residents to register. Car registration requirements include a valid emissions sticker, vehicle identification number verification, lien holder information,
title, and current registration.
Colorado requires that new residents
apply for a state driver’s license within 30 days of relocating. If your current driver’s license is valid, you’ll
need to pass a brief written exam and
eye test. Licenses must be renewed
every five years. Out-of-state students
and military personnel are not
required to obtain a Colorado driver’s
license if they have a valid home state
Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
1881 Pierce St.
14391 E. Fourth Ave
2850 Iris Ave.
1865 W. Mississippi Ave., Ste C
4685 Peoria St., Ste 115
3030 S. College Ave., Ste 100
16950 W. Colfax Ave., Ste. 104
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW