Colorado Ignition Interlock Information

Colorado courts may order the installation of an ignition interlock device (IID) to allow early reinstatement of driving privileges after a DUI.

In the case of a first offense DUI in Colorado, the offender’s license will be suspended. The offender may be able to obtain a restricted driving permit with the installation of an IID after 30 days. Before obtaining early reinstatement, the offender will first be required to contact Colorado Drivers Services at (303) 205-5613 to verify eligibility. Once verified, the offender must provide proof of SR22 insurance and maintain it for three years following reinstatement, pay all applicable fees, complete an Alcohol Certification form and a Reinstatement Application, complete a notarized Restricted License Ignition Interlock Agreement Affidavit, install an IID in every vehicle owned or operated and complete a signed copy of an ignition interlock lease agreement and installation certificate.

In the case of a second offense DUI in Colorado within five years, the offender’s license will be suspended. The offender may be able to obtain a restricted driving permit with the installation of an IID. Before obtaining early reinstatement, the offender will first be required to contact Colorado Drivers Services to verify eligibility. Once verified, the offender must complete the Application for Reinstatement, pay all applicable fees and maintain SR22 insurance for three years from the date of reinstatement.

In the case of a third and subsequent offense DUI in Colorado, the offender’s license will be suspended for two years. The offender may be able to obtain a restricted driving permit with the installation of an IID after one year. Before obtaining early reinstatement, the offender will first be required to contact Colorado Drivers Services to verify eligibility. Once verified, the offender must complete the Application for Reinstatement, pay all applicable fees and maintain SR22 insurance for three years from the date of reinstatement.

If the offender refused a chemical test for either drugs or alcohol on a second or third offense, their license will be revoked for two to three years respectively. They may regain their driving privileges by applying for early reinstatement after one year.

Additional resources in Colorado can be found here:

Colorado Ignition Interlock FAQ

Interlock Restricted License Information

Ignition Interlock Financial Assistance

Each case may vary depending on the details of your offense or court order. If you have questions, do not hesitate to give us a call at (877) 275-3974.

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