Manufacturer and Distributor License Renewal - Auto Industry Division


How to Renew Your License

  • The license expires 12 months after the month of issuance.
  • The AID office is required by law to mail renewal packets to the primary business/mailing address of record, 30 days prior to their license expiration date. The AID office will mail the renewal via U.S. mail.

Grace Period

A courtesy grace period of 30 days is granted after the expiration date.

Renewal Form Not Received

If you did not receive a renewal form, contact the AID office immediately.

Expired License

If your license is expired but is within the 30 day grace period, you may renew your license and pay a renewal fee and a late fee.

Expired License AND Grace Period

If your license is expired and the 30 day grace period has also expired, you may not renew. You must start over with an original application.




Manufacturer/Distributor Renewal Application Checklist 


1. Renewal Application

Complete all fields on the renewal application and provide updates as needed. Do not skip any steps.

2. Manufacturer Database Update Record

Complete the Manufacturer Database Update Record form and return with your application packet. 

4. Checklist

Review the Checklist provided at the bottom of the renewal form. Ensure you have completed all steps in the checklist.

5. Appointment and/or Termination of Franchised Dealers OR Addition of New Makes

Manufacturers and Distributors must provide immediate notification to the Auto Industry Division of the appointment and/or termination of franchised
dealers as well as the addition of new makes.

6. Additional Requirements
  • All documents submitted must be on 8.5” x 11” size paper.
  • Do not submit legal size copies.
  • Do not submit double sided copies.
  • Do not staple documents.
7. Receipt of Applications
  • The Auto Industry Division must receive the renewal application prior to the license expiration date. 
  • Applications received after the expiration date AND also within the 30 day grace period will be charged a Renewal fee AND a Late fee.
8. Incomplete Applications


  • All of the information provided on this web page is to assist you to ensure your application is not missing any required documentation.
  • The Auto Industry Division strongly recommends that you use this information to aid you in completing the application.
  • Any fields that are not complete may result in your application being rejected and may delay processing.


9. Pay Fee(s)

Check should be made payable to the Department of Revenue. All fees are subject to change July 1st of every year. See button labeled $ Fees

Manufacturer and Distributor License Renewal - Online

Manufacturer and Distributor Renewal

The Auto Industry is now accepting applications online.

To apply online, you must first obtain a registration code. Registration codes can be obtained by any of the following methods:

  • During your renewal period, your renewal and a letter announcing the new online process will be mailed to you. The registration code is printed on the renewal. Safeguard this number and keep it for future reference.
  • You may request a Registration Code by emailing: dor_aidlicensing@state.co.us.
    • In the subject line please enter: Registration Code
  • Call the Auto Industry Division: (303)205-5604.

If your license is listed as "Inactive" or your renewal is in "30-day grace period," you must first renew your license before you can take any other actions on it.



The Auto Industry Division has created a training video that is available here.


Adobe Acrobat Reader

  • To view or print any of the forms listed on this page, you will need a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • You can download a copy from the Auto Industry home page - Quick Links


For additional information contact the Auto Industry Division at (303) 205-5604 or e-mail your question to: dor_dealers@state.co.us