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Centennial License and Pass Program
Centennial License and Pass Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Centennial Program includes products for income-eligible Colorado residents. To qualify, a resident must show a Colorado photo identification card, provide income verification as listed below, and be 64 years of age or older for senior products. 

Any Centennial product can be purchased at any CPW office or park, or you can mail the Centennial Program Application to: 

Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Attn: Centennial Program
6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216

Please see the Centennial Program Application for complete details and requirements.​

Products Offered

  1. ​​​​Centennial Pass - $14.00
    This pass is valid from March 1 through March 31 of the following year. With this pass, the Centennial Park Pass holder and vehicle occupants will be allowed entrance to Colorado’s State Parks in any vehicle they choose. The pass holder must be present in the vehicle for the pass to be valid. 

    ** Cherry Creek State Park requires an additional $3 water basin fee. If you want to visit this park,​ please include this fee in your payment total.

  2. Centennial State Wildlife Area Pass -$10.23
    This pass is valid from the date of purchase through March 31 of the following year. With this pass, individuals will be allowed access to Colorado’s State Wildlife Areas. This pass does NOT provide access to State Parks and does NOT include the Search & Rescue Fee.

  3. Centennial Senior Lifetime Fishing License -$10
    This product is only offered to resident seniors 64 years of age or older. This license is a lifetime license and does not need to be renewed or reapplied for each year.


Your federal total taxable income must be at or below the amounts in the table below.

2022 HHS Poverty Guidelines

Number of Dependents
(1 means just yourself)
Maximum Total
Taxable Income (line 15)
For each additional
person, add

Source: U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Poverty Guidelines. In effect as of January 13, 2022.

​​In order to purchase a product as part of the Centennial Program, the applicant must show a photo identification card and provide documentation, in the form of the previous year federal income tax return, that the federal total taxable income of such individual was at or below a determined threshold amount. 

How to Apply:

  1. ​Fill out the application completely
  2. Provide a photo identification card
  3. Proof of eligibility in the form of:

Tax documentation in the form of the previous year federal income tax return to show the total annual income was at or below a determined threshold amount. U.S. federal tax forms 1040 or 1040-SR are the only acceptable tax forms to determine eligibility. If the most recent year’s tax form is not available, the one immediately prior w​ill suffice.(The Federal Total Annual Income is found on Line 15 of the 1040 or Line 11 of the 1040-SR) OR

An Affidavit that the applicant’s income level excludes them from the requirement to file taxes (found on application), OR

Proof of enrollment in any of the following programs: TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid program), SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), FDPIR (Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations), LEAP (Low-income Energy Assistance Program)