Renewing Your License in Utah

Renewing Your Driver's License in Utah

When your Utah driver's license expires, you need to renew through the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Division. 

On this page you'll find information on how to renew your UT driver's license online or in person.

Utah REAL ID-Compliant Licenses

The Utah DLD issues REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses, which allow you to use your license for domestic travel and entry into federal and military buildings. For more information on the REAL ID act, visit the U.S. DHS' guide to REAL IDs.

When to Renew Your Utah Driver's License

Driver's licenses in Utah are scheduled for renewal every 5 years. If you hold a valid UT driver license, you can renew it up to 6 months before it expires. If you are going to be out of state when your UT driver license expires, you can renew it more than 6 months before the expiration. See the Military & Out-of-State Renewals section below for more information.

Depending on the status of your license, you'll have the option to renew:

If you are eligible to renew online, you will receive a renewal notice in the mail with your PIN number. If you have not yet submitted REAL ID-compliant proof of identity, you'll need  to renew in person.

After your renewal, you will receive your new UT driver's license in the mail in about 8 weeks. You'll receive a temporary license to use until you receive your new card. You can check the status of your renewal by contacting the UT DPS.

NOTE: If you are not a U.S. citizen and you need to renew your UT driver's license, please see the “Non-Citizen License Renewals" section below.

Expired, Suspended, or Missing/Damaged Licenses

You'll have different requirements depending on whether your driver license is currently:

  • Expired.
  • Suspended.
  • Damaged, lost, or stolen.

Details for each scenario are outlined below.

License Renewal Options in Utah

Depending on your circumstances, you can renew your UT driver's license:

  • Online.
  • In person.

Each option is fully outlined below.

Online Renewal

If you are eligible to renew your Utah driver's license online, the UT DMV will send you an online renewal PIN in the mail. You MUST renew in person if you haven't yet submitted the documents required for your license to be REAL ID-compliant.

To complete your online renewal, visit the Utah Driver License Renewal website and follow the prompts. Be ready with payment for the applicable renewal fee (see the Renewal Fees section below for a breakdown).

In-Person Renewal

Utah now offers driver’s licenses that are REAL ID-compliant. If you haven't yet submitted the required proof of identity and residency, you'll need to renew your license in person.

To renew your Utah driver's license in person, visit a Utah DMV office and:

  • Complete a Driver License/ID Card Application (Form DLD6a).
    • Get the form online, or have one mailed to you by calling (801) 965-4437.
  • Bring your current UT driver's license.
  • Bring documents* proving your:
    • Identity.
    • Date of birth.
    • Residency (2 documents).
    • Social Security number**.
    • Legal presence**.
  • Answer questions about your medical history.
  • Have your photo taken.
  • Pass a vision exam.
  • Pay the driver license renewal fee. (See the Renewal Fees section below.)

If you have had more than 4 violations in the past 5 years, you will also need to pass the written driving knowledge test.

IMPORTANT NOTES

* All documents must be original or certified copies. The Utah DMV provides a complete list of accepted proof of identity and residency documents.

** If you're applying for a Utah Driving Privilege Card (DPC) and CANNOT prove your Social Security number or legal presence, consult the state's DPC information page.

UT Military & Out-of-State Renewals

If you're currently out of state when your license renewal comes due—including active duty military—you have option for renewal while you're gone. Choose your scenario below for specifics.

Non-Citizen License Renewals

Depending on your immigration status and Utah residency, you may have one of the following driver's licenses due for renewal:

  • Limited-term driver's license.
    • Provided for non-U.S. citizens temporarily in Utah; CAN be used as identification.
  • Driving Privilege Card (DPC).
    • Provided for non-U.S. citizens who cannot provide proof of their legal status; CANNOT be used for identification. 

If either of these applies to you, choose your license type below for renewal instructions.

UT License Renewal Fees

It will cost you different fees to renew your UT driver license depending on your age and your method of renewal.

Online Renewals In-Person Renewals
Standard Class D $32 Standard Class D $32
65 years old and up $13 65 years old and up $17
Motorcycle endorsement Additional $11 Motorcycle endorsement Additional $11
Taxicab endorsement Additional $9 Taxicab endorsement Additional $9

DPS offices accept credit cards, checks, money orders, and cash.

Forms

DLD6a
Application For License
Utah Driver License Division application for a regular, motorcycle, OR commercial permit OR license. Can also be used to apply for a UT identification card.

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