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Renew a Washington License

Washington License Renewal

There are a few different ways to renew a Washington license or ID through the Department of Licensing (DOL). You can renew:

  • Online.
  • By Mail.
  • In person.

You must renew between 1 year before and 60 days after your card expires to avoid a late fee.

If you wish to obtain a REAL ID for the first time, additional documentation is required.

Renew a Washington License Online

If you are eligible to renew your license or ID online, you will receive a renewal notice prior to your expiration.

To renew a WA license or ID online: 

  1. Visit the DOL online portal.
  2. Login or create a License eXpress account OR provide your:
    1. License or ID number.
    2. Social security number (SSN).
    3. Current address.
  3. Provide credit card or banking account information for the renewal fee. The DOL accepts:
    1. Visa.
    2. Mastercard
    3. American Express.

Your new card will be mailed to you within 7-10 days. If it takes more than 30 days to receive your license or ID, call (360) 902-3900 (TTY: 711).

Renew a Washington License by Mail

To renew by mail, simply:

  1. Fill out the forms included with the renewal notice you received in the mail.
  2. Enclose payment for your renewal fee.
  3. Mail your items to the address provided.

Renew a WA License in Person

To renew in person, visit your local DOL office and provide your:

  • Current or expired ID or license.
  • Payment for the renewal fee.

WA License Renewal Fees

  • Standard license or ID: $54.
  • Enhanced/REAL ID or license: $78.
  • Late fee: $10.
  • CDL renewal: $156.