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    Driver’s License Renewal in Florida

    You must renew your FL driver’s license before it expires if you plan to continue driving in the state.

    For information about renewing your Florida commercial driver license (CDL) or FL state ID cards, you can visit our Renewing Your CDL in Florida or Identification Cards in Florida pages.

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    When to Renew Your FL Driver’s License

    Before your license expires, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) will mail you a renewal notice telling you that it’s time to renew. The DHSMV allows you to renew your valid FL driver’s license up to 18 months before the expiration date.

    • Your FL driver’s license will be valid for 8 years at a time.
    • If you’re 80 years old or older, your FL driver license will be valid for 6 years and you’ll be required to pass a vision test to renew it.

    Valid Driver’s License

    You can renew your valid FL driver’s license up to 18 months before it expires. You can renew either:

    • Online.
    • In person.
    • By mail (for active military members only).

    If you would like to check the status of your FL driver’s license, see our Driving Records in Florida page.

    Expired Driver’s License

    You can renew an expired FL driver’s license within 12 months of the expiration date, but note that you will need to pay a late fee of $15. The FL DHSMV may also require you to pass the written exam.

    If the expiration date of your Florida driver’s license falls on a weekend or legal holiday, the FL DMV will extend your renewal period to midnight of the following business day.

    Temporary Permits in Florida

    You may be eligible for a temporary driving permit in certain circumstances. To see if you may qualify for a temporary permit contact your local FL DMV office.

    NOTE: This only applies if your FL driver’s license is not suspended, revoked, cancelled or disqualified.

    For information about applying for a FL driver’s license, visit:

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    Suspended or Revoked Driver’s License

    If your FL driving record shows that your driver’s license is suspended or revoked, the DHSMV will refuse to issue you a renewed driver’s license. For information about how to reinstate your driver’s license in Florida, visit our Suspended License in Florida page.

    Lost or Stolen Driver’s License

    You’ll need to bring your FL driver’s license with you when you renew in person. If it has been lost or stolen, you may still renew it online if you have your FL driver’s license number.

    If you misplaced your driver’s license in Florida, you may apply for a replacement online or in person at your local FL DMV office. Read our page about Replacing a Lost License in Florida to learn how to obtain a duplicate copy of your FL driver’s license.

    FL License Renewal Requirements

    You can renew your FL driver license online or in person at your local Florida DMV office. You cannot renew your driver’s license in Florida by phone or by mail.

    Military members: Please refer to the “Out-of-State Military Members” section below.

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    REAL ID-Compliant Driver’s Licenses

    The FL DHSMV complies with the REAL ID act in order to meet federal requirements.

    If you currently hold a non-compliant FL driver’s license, you’re required to make switch to the new driver's licenses.

    To become Real ID compliant in Florida, you must bring a series of identification documents to your local FL DMV driver license office when you renew your FL driver’s license. For a list of documents you need to bring, please visit the Florida GatherGoGet website.

    Vision Testing

    If you’re 80 years old or older, you must pass a vision test when you renew your FL driver license. You may have your vision test administered by a medical doctor, osteopathic physician, or an optometrist.

    Your doctor must complete the Mature Driver Vision Test (Form HSMV 72119) and submit it to the FL DHSMV. If you pass the vision test, you may proceed with your FL driver’s license renewal. Otherwise, you must visit a FL licensed eye specialist and complete a Report of Eye Exam (Form HSMV 72010).

    NOTE: Vision tests administered by out-of-state doctors are not accepted.

    Online Renewals in Florida

    Renewing your FL driver’s license online is the most convenient option. To be eligible to renew your FL driver’s license online, you must meet the following requirements:

    • Your last driver license renewal was done in person.
    • You are NOT renewing a commercial driver’s license.
    • You are a U.S. citizen.
    • Your FL driver license has not been suspended, canceled, or revoked.

    To renew your FL driver’s license online, visit the Florida GoRenew Online System and enter your:

    • FL driver’s license number (including the form number on the back).
    • Date of birth.
    • Last 4 digits of your Social Security number (SSN).
    • Credit card number for the $48 renewal fee.
      • See the “Fees to Renew Your Florida Driver’s License” section below for more information.

    The Florida DMV will mail your renewed FL driver’s license.

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    In-Person Driver’s License Renewal

    To renew your FL driver’s license in person, visit your local FL DMV office, you must bring:

    • 1 document to prove your identity, such as your:
      • U.S. passport (valid and unexpired).
      • Birth certificate (original or certified copy).
      • Certificate of Naturalization issued by the DHS.
    • 1 document to prove your Social Security number (SSN), such as your:
      • Driver license from any U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory.
      • School record showing your date of birth and the registrar’s signature.
      • Marriage certificate.
    • 2 documents to prove your FL residency, such as your:
      • Florida voter registration card.
      • W-2 or 1099 form.
      • Florida vehicle registration or title.
    • Payment for the $48 renewal fee.
      • See the “Fees to Renew Your Florida Driver’s License” section below for more information.

    For a complete list of accepted identification documents, please visit the FL DMV website.

    Non-U.S. Citizens

    If you’re a non-U.S. citizen and would like to renew your FL driver’s license, you must visit your local FL DMV office in person and provide proof of your legal presence, such as your:

    • Permanent Resident Card Form I-551.
    • I-551 stamp on your passport or I-94 form/number.
    • Immigration judge’s order with your A-number.

    If you need to change your name or address, you can do this when you visit the FL DMV office to renew your FL driver’s license. For more information, visit our following pages:

    Florida Voter Registration

    Conveniently, you may register to voter in Florida while renewing your FL driver’s license. Your local FL DMV office will also ask if you would like to update your residential address or party affiliation.

    After the FL DHSMV forwards your voter registration application to your local Florida county supervisor of elections office, you will receive your official voter registration card by mail.

    For more information about voting in Florida, visit our Voter Registration in Florida page.

    Out-of-State Military Members

    If you’re a military member stationed outside of Florida, you can renew your FL driver’s license online up to 18 months in advance, or apply for an extension.

    Online Renewal

    If your U.S. citizenship is established on your FL driving record, you’re eligible to renew your valid FL driver’s license online while stationed out-of-state.

    See the “Online Driver’s License Renewal” section above for more information.

    By-Mail Renewal

    You can renew your FL driver’s license by mail if:

    • Your last driver license renewal was done in person.
    • You are NOT renewing a commercial driver’s license.
    • You are a U.S. citizen.
    • Your FL driver license has not been suspended, canceled, or revoked.

    Visit the Florida DMV e-mail response form page and select “Military Personnel – Need Florida License” to request a mail-in renewal packet.

    Driver’s License Extensions

    You can apply for a free temporary driver permit, which you can use after your discharge from military duty. Your temporary permit will extend your expired FL driver’s license for an additional 90 days. This applies to:

    • All active-duty military personnel.
    • Military spouses, children, and stepchildren.
      • Children must be under 21 years old (and live in the same household).

    To apply for a Florida driver license extension, you can:

    The Florida DHSMV will mail you an extension card to carry with your FL driver license and U.S. military ID.

    At the end of the 90 days, you must either renew your FL driver license in person at your local FL DMV office, or apply for a driver license in the state you’re located currently.

    Fees to Renew Your Florida Driver’s License

    • Class E driver’s license renewal fee: $48.
    • Late fee: $15 (in addition to renewal fee).
    • Florida skills retest: $20.
    • Florida knowledge retest: $10.

    Accepted Payment Methods

    All Florida state-sponsored DHSMV service centers accept the following payment options:

    • Cash.
    • Check.
    • MasterCard.
    • Discover Card.
    • American Express.
    • VISA.

    For online transactions, payment must be made by credit/debit card only.

    Contact your local FL DMV driver license office for more information about acceptable payment methods.