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Massachusetts Driver’s License or ID Renewal

Renew Massachusetts Driver’s License or ID

Massachusetts residents can renew their licenses or IDs up to 2 years before or after expiration.

You can renew an MA license or ID:

  •  Online.


  • In person.

To obtain a REAL ID for the first time, you’ll need to visit a Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) facility.

Renew an MA License or ID Online

To renew a Massachusetts ID online, visit the online portal and:

  • Enter your:
    • Last name.
    • Birthdate
    • License or ID number.
    • Last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN).
    • Information from a proof of legal presence document*. This may include a:
      • U.S. passport.
      • U.S. birth certificate.
      • A permanent resident card.
    • Provide credit card information for the payment of the renewal fee.

Your license will be mailed to the address on record within 7-10 days.

*The RMV has a complete checklist of accepted documents.

Renew a Massachusetss License or ID in Person

If you renew your license in person at an RMV office, you may be asked to provide your*: 

  • Completed Driver’s License, Learner’s Permit or ID Card Application (LIC100_0218).
  • Proof of birthdate and legal presence. This may include your:
    • U.S. passport.
    • U.S. birth certificate.
    • Certificate of Naturalization.
    • Permanent resident card.
  • Proof of SSN. This may include your:
    • Social security card.
    • 1099 or W-2 tax form.
    • Paystub.
  • Proof of Massachusetts residency (2 documents required for REAL ID). This may include a:
    • Current driver’s license.
    • Utility bill (dated within the last 60 days).
    • Property tax for the current year.
  • Payment for the renewal fee.

*Check the RMV website for a complete list of accepted documents.

MA License or ID Renewal Fees

  • Driver’s license: $50.
  • Non-driver ID: $25.

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