Department of Revenue



To empower businesses and individuals through quality customer service, innovation and collaboration.


To become a Trusted Partner to every Coloradan to help them navigate the complexities of government so they can thrive.


The Colorado Department of Revenue (CDOR) oversees the Division of Motor Vehicles, the Enforcement Division, the Colorado Lottery and the Taxation Division. These services touch almost every Colorado Resident throughout the year.


The Executive Director’s Office (EDO) is committed to reaching our vision of becoming the premier Department of Revenue known for its outstanding customer service, innovation, and dedicated employees. The EDO strives for efficient, effective, and elegant service for the people of Colorado and consists of Administrative, Budget and Finance, Communications, Hearings, Legislative Liaison and Internal Audit.


The Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides identification, driver and vehicle services used by nearly every resident of the state. Additionally, the DMV licenses and provides oversight of private businesses and government organizations that provide driver and emission testing services. The 64 county Clerk and Recorders serve as the department’s authorized agents for motor vehicle titling and registration. Finally, the division works closely with other state agencies and programs to provide information and education to serve the public and encourage voluntary compliance.


The Colorado Lottery Division creates and sells lottery games of chance that are held to the highest standards of public confidence, integrity, entertainment, and efficiency in order to maximize revenue for the beneficiaries and the people of Colorado. Since its inception in 1983, the Lottery has contributed more than $3 billion to the state, funding outdoor projects through its proceeds partners including Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), the Conservation Trust Fund (CTF), Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), and the Public School Capital Construction - Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Program. These proceeds have helped fund and support parks, playgrounds, river corridors, trail restoration, open space conservation, wildlife habitats, and more. The Lottery is an industry leader built on strong relationships with players, retailers and proceeds partners. The Lottery encourages Coloradans to Expect the Unexpected through superior products, innovative and efficient processes, and a commitment to excellent customer service to accomplish the mission of improving the quality of life in Colorado and enhancing Colorado’s great outdoors.


The Enforcement Division is responsible for licensing, regulation and law enforcement of the Auto Industry, Limited Stakes Gaming, Liquor and Tobacco, Marijuana and Racing in the State of Colorado. The Division enforces laws in a fair, consistent, and equitable manner through outreach, education, compliance and administration.


The Taxation Division is charged with collection, administration, audit and enforcement responsibilities for all taxes, fees, bonds and licenses under Colorado tax laws. The mission of the Taxation Division is to promote voluntary compliance with all Colorado state tax laws through information, education, assistance and customer service. The Division strives to provide its services to the taxpayers of Colorado in a manner that is efficient, effective and elegant, which eliminates redundancy, and ensures integrity in its processes and data. The Taxation Division is organized into four areas: Taxpayer Service, Tax Auditing and Compliance, Tax Conferee, and Tax Policy Analysis. While each section functions separately, they unite to achieve the Departmental goals of being the premier Department of Revenue known for its outstanding customer service, innovation and dedicated employees.

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