Driver's License or ID Card Renewal

Renew online if possible!

Instruction Permits, Commercial Licenses and Driver Authorization Cards must be renewed in person at a DMV office.

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It is your responsibility to renew your license or ID on time whether or not you receive a renewal notice. Please keep your address current with us. See Address Changes. A postal forwarding order is not sufficient.

Review the Real ID information below if you have not already upgraded to a Real ID. If your existing license has a gold star in the upper right corner, you already have a Real ID and will maintain it through your renewal.

Tip: You may renew your license in person at any time. You do not have to wait for the expiration date to approach. See Early Renewal.

  • Drivers License Online Renewal

    Drivers License Online Renewal

    Most Nevada drivers are eligible for online renewal. Your new license will be mailed with your existing photo.

    Qualifications

    • Age 16-70
    • 4 or 8 year, non-commercial driver's license
    • Renew up to 60 days prior to expiration or 364 days after
    • Use the Address Change transaction if you need to update your address. Your license will automatically renew if it is due within the next 60 days.

    Begin Here  Go to MyDMV to begin.

    Who is not eligible

    • Age 71 and older
    • Instruction permits
    • Commercial licenses
    • Driver Authorization Cards
    • Any license with a term of less than four years: non-US citizens, sex offenders and those with certain medical conditions.
    • Drivers who have had three or more moving violations in the past four years or if testing is required for any other reason
  • ID Card Online Renewal

    ID Card Online Renewal

    Most Nevada ID card holders are eligible for online renewal. Your new card will be mailed with your existing photo.

    Qualifications

    • All ages
    • 4 or 8 year (full term) ID card
    • Renew up to 60 days prior to expiration or 364 days after
    • Use the Address Change transaction if you need to update your address. Your ID card will automatically renew if it is due within the next 60 days.

    Begin Here  Go to MyDMV to begin.

    Who is not eligible

    Sorry, but any ID card with a term of less than four years and Seasonal Resident IDs do not qualify for online renewal.

  • In-Person

    In-Person

    Make an appointment at the DMV offices in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas or Reno. The offices in Henderson, Las Vegas and Reno open at 8 a.m. Saturdays and offer a limited number of tickets for walk-in customers.

    Commercial drivers must renew at a CDL Office.

    You may have to take the knowledge test if you hold an instruction permit that has been expired more than 30 days.

    A knowledge test is required if you have had more than three moving violations or any license suspension, revocation, cancellation or denial within the last 4 years. You may also be required to pass a driving skills test.

    Be sure to bring any additional documentation required for a Real ID or other reasons such as immigration status, medical letter, etc.

    Naturalized Citizens and Permanent Residents

    Please bring your Certificate or Permanent Resident Card to help avoid a return trip to the DMV.

    Limited-Term Residents

    You must present a U.S. immigration document at each renewal or any change to personal information such as name and date of birth.

  • Residents Out-of-State

    Residents Out-of-State

    If you are outside of Nevada and cannot reach a Nevada DMV office, you may download and complete an Application for Driving Privilege or ID Card By Mail.

    This will be returned if you do not qualify for a mail renewal or if there is any unusual problem with your license.

Fees

Fees vary based on age and the length of the license term. See Driver License Fees.

The Department is authorized to waive the fee for homeless persons under 25 years of age to obtain an original, renewal or duplicate driver license or ID card. You must apply in person at DMV office and complete the declaration form.

Declaration of Homeless Status (DMV 128)

Real ID

If you already have a Real ID, no additional documentation is required to maintain it during a renewal if you were born in the U.S.

If you do not have a Real ID, you must visit a DMV office to upgrade. Visit GetRealNevada.com to see if a Real ID is right for you.

A Real ID will be required for those who wish to use a driver's license or state ID to board aircraft beginning May 3, 2023. See DHS Real ID Information for details and other instances where a Real ID is required.

Real ID License
Real ID
Standard Nevada License
Standard Nevada License

Early Renewal

You may renew your license in person at a DMV office even if it is not due.

This is highly recommended for those who are planning an extended trip outside of Nevada. Active-duty military members are encouraged to renew in person when visiting Nevada.

If your expiration date is less than 6 months away, the new year of expiration will be set four or eight years ahead. If the expiration date is 6 months to one year from the date of renewal, the year of expiration will be set seven years ahead.

The same 6-month rule applies if you are renewing more than a year ahead of expiration. For example, if the expiration is one year and five months from the date of renewal, the new year of expiration will be set three years or seven years ahead. If the expiration is one year and seven months away, the new year of expiration will be six years ahead.

Late Renewal

A $10 late fee may apply if your license has been expired 30 days or more.

If your license has been expired one year or more, you must take the written test. If your license has been expired for four years or more, you will also have to take the skills test.

Military/Federal - Nevada residents who are currently members of the Armed forces, their spouses, dependents or certain federal employees may be eligible to renew by mail up to 2 years after expiration. Please contact us for eligibility requirements.

If you did not receive a renewal notice, please call or email and include your current address for instructions.

License Surrender

If you wish to surrender your driver's license for an Nevada Identification Card, you must do so in person at a DMV office.

Make an appointment at our offices in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas and Reno. Rural locations are walk-in based.

License/ID Card Terms

8-Year and 4-Year Cards

Most drivers under 65 years of age and ID card holders of any age will receive a card that is valid for eight years. If you received a four-year card in the years 2014 to 2017, it will be converted to an eight-year term at renewal if you are otherwise eligible.

Licenses for those 65 and older and Driver Authorization Cards are valid for four years.

Shorter-term Cards

Drivers with instruction permits, certain medical conditions and all registered sex offenders have annual renewals. Motorcycle instruction permits for those 18 and older are valid for six months.

If U.S. immigration documents are used as proof of identity, the expiration of your license will coincide with the departure date on your immigration documents. These cards will be marked "LIMITED TERM".

If the departure date is eight years or more in the future, your card will be valid for eight years. Drivers 65 and older will be issued a four-year license if their departure date is four years or more in the future.

If the immigration document indicates “D/S” (Duration of Status) instead of an actual expiration date, the card will expire 1 year from the date of issuance. The fee charged will be that of a 4-year card.