DENVER -- Big changes will be coming to Colorado driver's licenses Wednesday. The Department of Motor Vehicles will begin its rollout of the new-look licenses, permits and identification cards.
It's the first time the cards have been changed since 2003.
The front of the card will have a picture and the image of one of Colorado's 14ers in the background. The back of the card will have the State Capitol.
The new cards are laser engraved to make it more difficult to duplicate.
“What we want to do is create new security measures and new information on here so to allow individuals trying to determine if they are real will have a better method of doing so," said Barbara Brohl with the Colorado Department of Revenue.
The cards don't have as much color as the old ones, but instead will have more of a grayish look. The DMV will also hold a second copy of the photo on the license for a reference, but it says that picture will not be available to the public.
The DMV also announced new temporary tags will begin May. They are weather resistant and go where regular license plates will go instead of back windows.
DMV offices will have one-day closures throughout the month for the installation and training for the new cards. The Golden, Loveland, northeast Denver and Colorado Springs offices will be closed Wednesday.