Denver has a lot going for it these
days. A thriving economy and low unemployment rate, the largest public park system in the U.S., 300 days of sunshine
each year, and plentiful opportunities to
be active in the outdoors are just a few of
the features drawing families from around
the country to relocate to metro Denver
The metro area’s highly educated workers
have high household incomes and
Colorado historically has had a low tax
rate, which has kept the area’s cost of living near the national average. The cost of
living in metro Denver is well below that
of many other major cities. Another savings comes in the form of metro Denver’s
low utility rates, among the cheapest of
any major city in the United States.
More people are discovering the high
quality of life that is possible in the metro
Denver area. This information will help
Denver newcomers adjust to the area,
leaving them free to enjoy their new
CAR REGISTRATION AND DRIVER’S
New Coloradoans are required to get the
state’s license plates within 90 days of
establishing residency or employment. Two
exceptions to this regulation are out-of-state
students and military personnel—as long as
they have valid plates from their home state.
Each county handles its own motor vehicle
registrations, mailing annual notices to
remind residents to register. To register a
car, the owner must bring a valid emissions
sticker, vehicle identification number
verification, lien holder information, title,
and current registration.
New residents are also required to apply for
a state driver’s license within 30 days of
establishing residency. If your current driver’s
license is valid, you won’t need to take a
driving test, but you’ll need to pass a brief
written exam and eye test. Licenses are valid
for five years and then must be renewed.
Again, two exceptions to this regulation are
out-of-state students and military personnel
who have a valid home state license.
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
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW