Rules & Resources

DRIVER EDUCATION PERMIT

Teens can start the 30 hours of course at 14 years 6 months of age. To take the written exam, students must be within 30 days of their 15th birthday. At TopCops, we will allow your student to come back and take the written exam when they meet these criteria. The completion certificate is only valid for 180 days, so it must be taken to the DMV within that 180-day window.

  • Available to customers 15 years to 15 years, 6 months.
  • Expires 3 years after issuance.
  • Must present a completed Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship and a completed Affidavit of Completion of a Driver Education Classroom Course indicating the minor has completed and passed the classroom portion of a state-approved driver education course within 6 months prior to applying for the instruction permit.
  • While holding this type of permit, you may only drive with your driver education instructor or the person(s) who signed the Affidavit of Liability (DR2460) until you are 15 years 6 months. At 15 years 6 months, you may drive only with the person(s) who signed the affidavit of Liability (DR 2460) until you are 18. This restriction is automatically lifted when you reach 18 years of age.
  • While you are under 18, if the person who signed the DR 2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, they may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor to supervise you while you are driving. The Alternate Permit Supervisor must hold a valid Colorado Driver's License and be 21 years of age or older. Drive time with an Alternate Permit Supervisor will count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet. The person who signed the DR 2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older, who holds a valid license, to supervise you while you are driving but that driving time does not count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet.

Items to take to DMV to get your PERMIT: 

  • Third-Party Statement BOST (Permit Test) - OPTIONAL
  • Third-Party Statement (Classroom) - OPTIONAL
  • State Issued Birth certificate or Passport 
  • Teen's Social Security Card (Must Have Card)
  • 2 Proof of Residency (2 Forms, Non-Electronic)
  • Cash or Check for $25
  • Plenty of time to wait in line! 

MINOR INSTRUCTION PERMIT

  • Available to customers 16 years to 21 years of age.
  • Expires 3 years after issuance.
  • Minors under 18 must present a completed Affidavit of Liability and Guardianship (DR2460).
  • While holding this type of permit, you may only drive with the person(s) who signed the Affidavit of Liability (DR 2460) until you are 18.
  • While you are under 18, if the person(s) who signed the DR 2460 does not hold a valid Colorado driver's license, they may appoint an Alternate Permit Supervisor to supervise you while you are driving. The Alternate Permit Supervisor must hold a valid Colorado Driver's License and be 21 years of age or older. Drive time with an Alternate Permit Supervisor will count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet. The person(s) who signed the DR 2460 may also allow any person 21 years of age or older, who holds a valid license, to supervise you while you are driving but that driving time does not count toward the 50 hour total required on the log sheet.

Items to take to DMV to get your PERMIT: 

  • Third-Party Statement BOST (Permit Test) - OPTIONAL
  • Third-Party Statement (Classroom) - OPTIONAL
  • State Issued Birth certificate or Passport 
  • Teen's Social Security Card (Must Have Card)
  • 2 Proof of Residency (2 Forms, Non-Electronic)
  • Cash or Check for $25

MINOR LICENSE

  • Minors under the age of 18 must hold an instruction permit for at least TWELVE MONTHS and be at least 16 years of age before obtaining a Driver's license.
  • Expires 20 days after the 21st birthday.
  • Minors under 16 years 6 months of age at the time they apply for their driver's license, must complete behind-the-wheel (BTW) training prior to being issued the license. The BTW must be either 6 hours of behind-the-wheel training with an approved driver education instructor or 12 hours of BTW training with their parent/guardian/alternate permit supervisor, if there isn't an approved driving school, offering at least 20 hours of BTW training per week, within 30 miles of the permit holder's residence. If 12 hours are completed with the parent/guardian/alternate permit supervisor, the 12 hours are in addition to the 50-hour requirement of the log sheet, for a total of 62 hours.
  • Minors under 18 must present a completed and signed Drive Time Log sheet when applying for their driver's license.
  • Minors 18 and older do not have to hold an instruction permit for any required amount of time but do have to first purchase an instruction permit before taking a driving test.
  • For restrictions on minors under 18 driving on the job, visit the Department of Labor at www.youthrules.dol.gov

Items to take to the DMV to get your Driver License: 

  • Third-Party Statement BOST - OPTIONAL
  • Third-Party Statement BTW - OPTIONAL
  • Permit 
  • Social Security Card
  • 2 Proof of Residency (2 Forms, Non-Electronic)
  • Proof of Insurance & Vehicle Registration
  • Drive Log (50 hours logged and signed) You can download additional forms under our resources tab. Must be in the physical form, cannot be on a device.
  • Cash or check to pay the fee.