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    Summary: How to Renew a Driver's License

    Our driver’s license renewal guide will help you determine which renewal method is the best for your situation (valid, expired, out of state, military, etc.). Learn how to renew your driver's license, the required fees, forms, and other documents required.

    How to Renew a Driver's License

    In most cases, you can renew your driver’s license by mail or in person at your local DMV office. You’ll need to make sure you renew on time, as you may be required to re-take the written and driving tests if your driver’s license goes beyond the expiration date.

    On our pages, you’ll find out:

    • When you need to renew your driver’s license.
    • How to renew a driver’s license, if you happen to be away from home when it expires.
    • Exactly which driver's license renewal forms you'll need to complete the process.

    If you would like to find out if your driver’s license is valid, expired, revoked, or suspended, you can always check your driver license status by ordering a driving record from your state DMV office.

    Renewing your driver’s license is one of the many transactions you’ll need to process with the DMV. Select your state below to get information to help you renew your driver's license on time.