I actually renewed it in December and I was able to do it online, which was very handy. My birthday is March 2nd, relatively close to the beginning of the year. Since I didn’t want to find myself renewing it at the last minute, I made sure to get it done ahead of time. Initially, I was proud of myself for keeping such good track of things and getting it renewed before it became urgent.
That was until my new license came in the mail. In Colorado, a license is good for five years and expires on your birthday five years from the year you renew it.
Since I renewed mine in 2012, it the expiration date is March 2, 2017. Had I waited until January to renew, my license wouldn’t have expired until March 2, 2018.