The recent passage of Colorado House Bill 12-1231 means that the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles will recognize the licensed private investigator on their request forms.

Governor Hickenlooper just signed this into law in the past week and this should be in effect at the Colorado Department of Motor Vehicles by August of 2012. This brings Colorado in line with the Federal DPPA (Driver Privacy Protection Act).

With the continuing push by privacy advocates to close more and more public records nationwide, DMV record access is a subject that has been at the forefront of these discussions. Hopefully this will give the Colorado licensed private investigator a position to keep access to these records, in the event that the access issue comes up in Colorado. DMV records are a vital piece of information for any background check, insurance investigation and numerous other legal investigations.