License Renewal

You should receive a renewal notice by mail approximately 30 days before your driver's license expires. If you do not receive your renewal application, you must complete form #VL-021 (below). All questions on the application must be answered and the form must be signed. Any changes (such as address change) must be indicated on the form. 

You may renew by mail if your license photo was taken within the last 4 years and is not a Commercial Driver's License.

Mail renewal notice (or completed form VL-021) to;

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

If you have a Driving Privilege Card (DPC) and wish to upgrade to a Real ID Compliant Driver’s License or, Non-Enhanced Driver's License and want to upgrade to an Enhanced Driver’s License (EDL) you must renew in person and you will need documentation to establish identity. More information...

Note: additional documentation will be required if your name has changed or if you have a Real ID card marked "Limited Term".

Related Forms & Information


VT Online Renewal only allows one renewal and two replacments within 180 day timeframe. 

The online renewal PIN number does not contain the letters I or O. 

Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and Safari. We do NOT support Internet Explorer (IE).

Yes. When entering the license/ID number online you must enter a capital A.

No. Endorsements and restrictions cannot be removed or changed online.

No. If your license has been expired for more than one year you are not eligible to renew online.

Payments are not accepted over the phone.

It is possible the DMV has conflicting identifying information in your record. Please contact us for assistance.

No. Your photo must be valid for four or more years to renew online.

No. DMV staff do not have access to your renewal letter PIN number.

If your license/ID has a star in the upper right hand corner, it is Real ID compliant and will be accepted by TSA for in-country flights.

No. Name changes must be done in person at a DMV branch location.

No. You must visit a permanent DMV office with all of the required
documents to upgrade to an EDL.

There are no expedited services available.

You cannot update the information by logging back into the online portal. Contact us to inquire if a change can be made.

The only personal information that can be updated online is height, weight, and eye color. You must log into the online portal and apply for a replacement or renewal.

DMV Photos are valid for nine years. Your license/ID renewal form lists the date your last photo was taken. No available options will display online if your photo is expired.

You may enter a special mailing address if all of the required identifying information is provided.

No. All licenses/ID's are printed and mailed from a secure facility.

Your license/ID number is a requirement to log into the online portal.

You can apply online up to 6 months in advance as long as you meet all other online requirements.

Yes as long as you meet all other online requirements.

You will not receive a tracking number. The status of your online license/ID request can be found in the VT Online Portal after logging in with the required information.

No. The same fees apply if you were to apply in person or through the mail.

Yes as long as you meet all other online requirements.

No. The receipt is only to show payment confirmation.

No. You will receive a printable confirmation receipt.

There are no options to upload a photo. Your DMV photo is valid for nine years.

A license can be renewed up to six (6) months prior to the expiration date.

Yes, the renewal application will still be mailed out. 


Contact Us

Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05603-0001

Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:30pm
email telephone

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