New look for Colorado driver licenses

Colorado driver licenses are getting a new look.

The pastel blue and purple mountains and italicized font are being replaced with green and blue mountains and a bold, capitalized font. The background has swirling and zig-zagging lines across it to help prevent counterfeiting.

"The card also includes laser engraving of the customer’s information and primary photograph in grayscale to enhance the security and safety of the document," according to the Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles.

The new design will be available at the Littleton state driver license office starting March 1. The Aurora and Frisco offices will follow over the next few weeks.

(In order to prepare for the beginning of the pilot, the three offices will be closed one day prior to their pilot launch. Closure information will be posted on the DMV website and at each office.)

Colorado residents should continue to use their valid driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards with the current design through their expiration date.

The current design will continue to be issued at all other offices and online until the completion of the pilot.

For more information on the new card design, please visit

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