Renewal of Driver Licenses, Permits & ID's
License issuance process has changed
- For your first renewal after January 1, 2014 you must visit a DMV office in person;
- You must provide an original or certified copy of your Birth Certificate or other proof of identity, and proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the United States;
- You must provide your Social Security Card or other proof of full SSN (see list of accepted documents here);
- You must provide proof of your current residential address;
- Additional documentation may be required if you have had a legal name change;
- Additional documentation to verify lawful presence in the United States will be required if you are a non-citizen.
Persons who are not United States citizens (legal temporary or permanent residents) are required to present full documentation to apply for a new, or renew their existing, Driver’s License, Learner's Permit, or Non-Driver ID Card. This includes providing documents which prove name, date of birth, Social Security Number, lawful status in the United States, and Vermont residency.
Renewing, updating or requesting a duplicate license by mail will result in the issuance of a Non-Real ID compliant card, unless you have already been certified as Real ID compliant.
New Vermont residents obtaining a first time Vermont license please see, New Residents information.
Non Real ID compliant cards will say "Privilege Card" rather than "License".
You should receive a renewal notice by mail, approximately 30 days before your driver license expires.
All questions on the renewal application must be answered and the application must be signed. Any changes (such as address change) must be indicated on the form.
If you do not receive a, or have misplaced your, renewal application it will be necessary to complete the Application for Vermont License, Junior License or Learner's Permit ( 295.76KB).