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West Virginia License or ID Renewal

Renew a West Virginia Driver’s License or ID

You have until 6 months after your license expires to renew your license or ID, though it will NOT be valid after expiration. You can renew:

  • Online.


  • In person.

If you wish to obtain a REAL ID for the first time, visit the page on REAL ID requirements for instructions.

Renew WV License or ID Online

The easiest way to renew a license or ID is online through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website. To renew online, visit the DMV online portal and provide:

  • Your license or ID number.
  • The last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN).
  • Your credit or debit card information for payment.

Your new card will be mailed to your address after you complete your transaction.

Renew a West Virginia License or ID in Person

You can also renew a WV license or ID in person at a DMV office.

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

  • Current license or ID OR renewal notice.
  • Proof of legal name change (if applicable). This must be a court-issued document.
  • 2 documents to prove your address (if it has changed since your last issuance).
  • Payment for the renewal fee.

WV License or ID Renewal Fees

For a standard driver’s license or ID renewal, it costs $.50 + $5.00 for each year your license will be valid. Licenses expire when your age is divisible by 5 (e.g., 25 years old, 30 years old, 35 years old, 40 years old, etc.)

If you are 26 years old, your new license will expire at age 30 and you will owe $20.50.

If your license or ID has expired, an additional $5.00 fee will apply.