Renewing Your License in Utah
Renewing your driver license?
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To maintain your legal status as a driver, you must renew your license every five years (it expires on your birthday).
You must also maintain car insurance. If you're a first time driver, or you're looking for lower rates, you can shop online at our Insurance Center.
You must renew your Class D license every five years.
If you have any doubt to the current status of your license, it's always a good idea to order a driving record report.
NOTE: Commercial license operators have different renewal requirements than Class D license drivers.
It's your responsibility to keep your license current. Otherwise, getting caught by the police while driving with an expired license will result in hefty fines. If you allow your license to remain expired for six months or longer you will be asked to re-take the written and road tests when renewing.
If you're just not sure of the exact standing of your license, ordering a driving record report will update you on your current status and provide insight to whether you can renew online, by mail, or in person.
Ordering a driving record report will inform you on where your suspension stands and if and when you can apply for reinstatement. When cleared for reinstatement, you will probably notice increased insurance rates. You can either accept as is, or try shopping for a new insurance carrier.
Visit our Suspended License page for complete information, including fines and reinstatement procedures.
You must apply for a duplicate if your license is lost or stolen.
You should receive a renewal application approximately 90 days before your license's expiration date.
If you qualify for the state's Good Driver Program, you'll be given the option of renewing by mail or online every other time you renew. You may qualify if you have not received more than four moving violations and no suspensions, revocations, or reckless driving convictions in the five years before your renewal.
You may renew six months prior to your license's expiration date.
As of December 29, 2009 you can no longer renew online.
As of December 29, 2009 you can no longer renew by mail.
Visit any driver license office and bring:
- A completed application
- Proper identification
- Your expiring license
- Cash, check or credit card to pay the $25 renewal fee ($13 if 65 or older)
While at the office, you'll also be required to:
- Have your photo taken
- Complete a medical questionnaire and pass an eye exam
You may also be required to pass a written knowledge test if:
- You have had more than four citations in five years
- Your license has been suspended or revoked
- Your license has been expired for more than six months
You'll receive a temporary license until your new digitized license or renewal sticker arrives in the mail within two to eight weeks.
NOTE: When renewing a Driving Privilege Card (DPC), you must, in addition to the requirements above, also provide a fingerprint card and a photo of yourself in a sealed envelope.
When renewing your license you should also give thought to refreshing your driving skills by enrolling in a supplemental traffic driving school course. Although not mandatory, it will hone your road-awareness and maybe even reduce your insurance rates.
If your current carrier does not offer a discount for taking a traffic school class, you can always check out the different rates and policies at our Insurance Center.
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