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Renewing Your License in Wyoming
Renewing your driver license?
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You must have a current license to legally drive, so be sure to know when your license expires. You may renew it, though, up to 120 days in advance of its expiration date.
Of course, you must also have auto insurance coverage that meets the state's requirements. If you're looking for insurance, be sure to browse through our Insurance Center.
Class C (standard) and M (motorcycle) licenses need to be renewed every four years. (If you're a commercial driver, refer to our Renewing Your CDL page for information on your situation.)
Renew your license by either of these methods:
- By mail
- In person
You can always check your license status by obtaining a copy of your driver record.
It's illegal to drive with an expired license, but you have up to two years after your license expires to renew without having to take the written and driving tests again. If you need to verify your license status, you can buy a copy of your driver record.
Suspended license issues can be difficult to navigate. If you're confused about your license status, you can purchase a copy of your driver record. Also, your insurance rates will likely go up when your license has been suspended, so it's a good idea to search our Insurance Center to find the most affordable rates available.
Consult our Suspended License article to see how to get your license reinstated, as well as the costs involved.
See our Replacing a Lost License page to learn how to receive a duplicate license.
Within 120 days of your license expiration date, the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) should send a renewal application to your address on file if you're eligible to renew by mail. If you didn't receive your notice and you think you should have, call WYDOT at (307) 777-4800.
If you're planning to renew in person, you don't need to bring this form with you to the driver exam station.
Because Wyoming doesn't offer online license renewals, you must handle this task either in person or through the mail.
You may only renew using this option every other renewal period, and your application must be postmarked no later than 30 days before your license expiration date.
You must obtain proof that your visual acuity is at least 20/40 (with or without corrective lenses). You may do this by having your eye doctor complete a Driver Vision Evaluation statement form or write a letter stating your visual acuity. This must be done no longer than a year before your license expiration date.
Then, you should:
- Complete a Wyoming Driver License/Identification Card Application .
- Complete a Driver Vision Evaluation statement form along with the help of your eye doctor
- Have two proofs of Wyoming residency.
- Be able to pay your $15 fee payment.
Send everything to:
- Driver Services
- 5300 Bishop Blvd.
- Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
Please note that the renewal fee for motorcycle licenses is $18.
Allow 30 to 60 days to process your driver's license. If your current driver's license will expire during this time, consider renewing in person.
Current Military Personnel
If you're actively enrolled in the military, you may apply for a license extension through the mail under certain conditions and bypass the vision test and renewal fee.
If you're a civilian temporarily living away from the state, you may renew by mail providing you meet the mail qualifications. Otherwise, you'll need to renew in person as soon as you return. Call (307) 777-4800 for more information.
Visit any DMV office with:
- Your current license.
- Your Social Security number.
- Two documents proving Wyoming residency.
- Proof of U.S. citizenship. The state is specific about this, requiring one of the following documents:
―A certified birth certificate*
―A valid U.S. passport
―A consular report of birth abroad
―A certificate of citizenship
―A certificate of naturalization
- Payment to cover the $15 license renewal fee ($18 for motorcycle licenses).
You'll also need to pass a vision test while at the DMV office.
*NOTE: If you were born in Wyoming, you can, if needed, obtain a certified birth certificate from the WY Department of Health's Vital Statistic Services for $13.
It's important to keep your driving knowledge and skills sharp. An easy way to do this is by completing a traffic school course. Doing so may even lower your insurance bills. Contact your provider for more information, or visit our Insurance Center to find a carrier that offers that kind of discount.Other Topics in This SectionArticles