Renewing a Drivers License in New York

Renew Your New York License or ID

You can renew your New York license or ID up to 1 year before it expires*. Failure to renew by the expiration date will result in a late fee. If your license or ID stays expired for 2 years or more, you’ll have to re-apply.

There are several ways to renew your New York driver’s license or non-driver ID. You can renew:

  • Online.
  • By mail.
    • In person. You’re required to renew at a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office if you:
    • Have a commercial driver’s license (CDL).
    • Are applying for REAL ID or Enhanced ID for the first time.

*Note that if you renew more than 40 days before your 21st birthday, your new license will still say “Under 21.”

Renew NY License Online

Before renewing your license online, you will need to update your address (if applicable) and complete a vision exam*, either:

  • Visit an approved provider.

OR

Once you’ve completed your vision exam*, visit the DMV online renewal portal and enter your:

  • ID/license number.
  • Zip code.
  • Email.
  • Credit/debit card information.

After completing your transaction, you’ll be able to print a temporary license/ID. Your permanent card will arrive by mail in approximately 10 business days. If it takes longer than 2 weeks, contact the DMV.

*Disregard if you are renewing a non-driver ID.

Renew New York License by Mail

Prior to your driver’s license or ID expiring, you’ll receive a renewal notice in the mail.

To renew by mail, provide:

Mail your items to the:

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
207 Genesee Street, Suite 6
Utica, NY 13501-2874

Renew NY License in Person

You must renew your license or ID at a DMV office if you:

To save time at the New York DMV, consider making an appointment beforehand.

When you renew in person, you may be asked to:

  • Provide your current ID/license.
  • Take a vision exam.
  • Submit proof of*:
  • Identity.
    • Residency and legal U.S. presence.
    • Date of birth.
    • Social security.
    • Medical certification (for non-excepted commercial drivers).

*If you are applying for a REAL ID for the first time.

New York License Renewal Fees

  • Class D or DJ driver’s license renewal fee: $64.50.
    • With Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) Fee*: $80.50.
  • Class E driver’s license renewal fee: $112.50.
    • With MCTD Fee*: $128.50.
  • Class M or MJ driver’s license renewal fee: $72.50.
    • With MCTD Fee*: $88.50.
  • CDL driver’s license renewal fee: $164.50.
    • With MCTD Fee*: $180.50.
  • CDL driver’s license renewal fee (enhanced): $194.50.
    • With MCTD Fee*: $210.50.
  • Endorsement: $8.

Non-driver ID renewal fees are based on age and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) status.

Here are the renewal fees for NY residents that are:

  • Under age 62 with a birthday within the next 6 months: $9.00 (ID valid 4 years).
  • Under age 62 with a birthday more than 6 months away: $13.00 (ID valid 8 years).
  • Under age 62 and receive SSI: $6.00 (ID valid 8 years).
  • Age 62 or older: $6.00 (ID valid 8 years).
  • Age 62 or older and receive SSI: $0.

It costs $30 to upgrade from a REAL or standard ID or license to an enhanced license or ID.

*MCTD Fee is required for NY residents in the following areas:

  • Suffolk.
  • Westchester.
  • Dutchess.
  • Brooklyn.
  • Manhattan.
  • Staten Island.
  • Bronx.
  • Orange.
  • Queens.
  • Nassau.
  • Rockland.
  • Putnam.