Renewing Your License in Nevada
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Renew Your Driver's License in Nevada
Every so often, you'll need to renew your NV driver's license when it is near its expiration date (or in some cases, expired). Fortunately, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) makes the process fairly simple. You'll just need to take a few steps to get your driver's license renewed.
For information about other type of driver's licenses or permits, please see our other pages:
Continue reading this page to learn how to renew your regular, non-commercial NV driver's license.
When to Renew Your NV Driver's License
NOTE: If you have moved to a new address and need to renew your Nevada driver's license, you'll need to update your address with the NV DMV first.
Nevada is currently transitioning to driver's licenses valid for 8 years.
- If you were born in an even-numbered year, your renewed driver's license will be valid for 8 years.
- If you were born in an odd-numbered year, your driver's license will be valid for 4 years at your next renewal, and all renewals through 2017. After that, your driver's license will be valid for 8 years at a time.
Your license will indicate when you need to renew. For licenses with renewal every 8 years, you must always renew in person. If you were born in an 4 years, you may have the option of renewing in person, by mail, by kiosk, or online.
If you're not sure whether your license is valid, go ahead and check your driving record.
Lost, Stolen, or Damaged Driver's License
If you are in need of a duplicate Nevada driver's license, you may be able to renew it instead of replacing it. Contact your local NV DMV office before proceeding.
To learn how to replace a lost, stolen, or damaged driver's license in Nevada, visit our Replacing a Lost License page.
Expired Driver's License
If your Nevada driver's license has been expired for 30 days or less, you can still renew it by mail or in person (see “Renew Your Nevada Driver's License" below). If your driver's license has been expired for 31 days, you must renew it in person at a NV DMV office and pay an additional $10 late fee. Remember, don't drive with an expired license.
If it has been 1 year or longer since your Nevada driver's license was valid, you will need to re-take the written test. If it has been 4 years or longer, you'll need to re-take the road test also. If you had a REAL ID license and it is expired more than 1 year you may be required to show all of the identity and residency documents again.
If you are out of state when you receive your renewal notice, your driver's license can be renewed by mail, as long as you meet certain requirements (see “ Renew Your Nevada Driver's License" below). You will still have to pay the $10 late fee.
Renew Your Nevada Driver's License
You can renew your NV driver's license online, by mail, and in person at your local Nevada DMV office.
NOTE: You must renew in person if you need to make a name change. For more information, read our page about Changing Your Name.
To renew online, by kiosk, or by mail, you must:
- Be at least 20 years old by your next birthday.
- Have renewed in person within the last 4 years.
- Have a driver's license that is valid for 4 years.
You also can't have more than 2 moving violations or have had a driver's license suspension, revocation, or cancellation within the last 4 years.
To renew your NV driver's license online, visit the Nevada DMV website and:
- Enter the required information. You will need the access code found on your renewal notice.
- Contact the NV DMV office directly if you did not receive a notice.
- Pay your NV driver's license renewal fee:
- 4 years: $23.25.
- Drivers 65 years old and older (4 years): $18.25.
Your renewed NV driver's license should arrive in the mail within 10 business days. If you don't receive it, you can check the status of your renewed license by contacting the Nevada DMV.
To renew your driver's license at a Nevada kiosk service location, you must have a renewal notice with an access code. You may NOT complete a late renewal at a kiosk.
Follow the prompts on the screen, and be prepared to pay your renewal fee (see “ Fees to Renew Your NV Driver's License" below), along with an additional $3 processing fee.
You should generally receive your license in the mail within 10 business days.
If you're out of state, call ( 775) 684-4560 or (877) 368-7828 to see if you're eligible to renew by mail.
If eligible, you will need to send payment for your renewal fee.
- You can send a check, money order, or Credit/Debit Card Authorization (Form VP-205). Do NOT send cash.
- See “Fees to Renew Your NV Driver's License" below for specific details.
For more details, please see “ Out-of-State Residents and Military" below.
NOTE: This option is recommended if you are not renewing early, have multiple transactions, or not eligible to renew online, by kiosk, or by mail.
If you received a postcard from the NV DMV requesting you to renew your license in person, you must visit your local DMV office. If you're a military member on active duty, you may be exempt from this rule.
To renew your driver's license in person, you'll need to:
- Visit your nearest Nevada DMV office.
- Bring your expiring NV driver's license.
- You will only need additional documentation if you need to show immigration status.
- Pass a knowledge test and driving skills test, if you have been convicted of more than 2 moving violations, or received a suspension, cancellation, or revocation within the past 4 years.
- Pay the required driver's license renewal fee:
- See “Fees to Renew Your NV Driver's License" below for specific details.
You will receive a temporary driver's license, and the Nevada DMV will punch a hole in your expiring license. You will receive your new driver's license by mail.
Out-of-State Residents & Military
NV Residents Out of State
If you are unable to renew your NV driver's license in person due to living outside of the state temporarily, you may be able to renew by mail. See Renew Your Nevada Driver's License above.
Military License Renewals
If you're in the armed forces (or a spouse or dependent of a military member), the Nevada DMV does not grant automatic license extensions while you are deployed or stationed out of state. It DOES allow you to renew by by mail continually during your absence. If you have a renewal notice with an Internet access code, the DMV encourages you to renew online.
To renew by mail, follow the steps listed above, AND include a copy of your Leave and Earnings statement or federal employment record.
If your license expires while you're away, you may be eligible to renew by mail up to 2 years after its expiration date.
For more details, you'll need to contact the NV DMV.
Fees to Renew Your NV Driver's License
The amount you'll need to pay for your driver's license renewal depends on your birth date.
- Born in an even-numbered year: Valid for 8 years, $42.25.
- Born in an odd-numbered year: Valid for 4 years, 4 years: $23.25.
NOTE: Kiosk transactions carry an additional $3 processing fee.
Accepted Payment Methods
The Nevada DMV accepts the following payment methods, depending on how you opt to renew your driver's license:
- Credit/debit card.
Be sure to contact your local Nevada DMV office for specific details on how to pay your fees.
Credit/Debit Card Authorization - VP-205
You may need to complete this authorization form to submit a credit/debit card payment to the NV Department of Motor Vehicles.