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Your driver's license is valid for 5 years and expires on your birthday, but you can renew it up to 1 year before it expires.
A new photo is required if your current photo is 9 or more years old or was taken before your 21st birthday. If a new photo is required, you must visit an RMV Service Center for the renewal.
You can’t renew your driver’s license if:
Turning 21 soon? You may want to wait to renew until your birthday. See the More info section below.
The easiest and quickest way to renew your driver's license is online. You will need to provide:
You will be able to review and change your address if necessary during the application process.
Bring your completed application and payment for the required fee to:
Most service centers accept cash, check, money order, and credit or debit cards. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.
The RMV will send your new driver’s license to the mailing address on record for you in 5-7 days.
You can check the status of your driver’s license to find out if you have unpaid fines or excise taxes that will prevent you from renewing your driver's license. You will need to pay any outstanding obligations before renewing your license.
If you renew your driver's license before your 21st birthday, you will receive a vertical license with the words "Under 21" printed on it. That license will be good for 5 years. However, if you renew your license on or after your 21st birthday, you will receive a standard horizontal license without "Under 21" printed on it.