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FAQs

Is there a grace period for renewing a Driver's License?

Yes, 14 Days.

23 V.S.A. § 611

Can I renew my license early?

A license can be renewed six (6) months before the expiration date.

For more information on license renewal, dmv.vermont.gov/licenses/renew

I lost my renewal PIN, can DMV provide it for me?

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

How do I change the address on my license/ID?

Online: Update your address online.

In-Person: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and schedule an appointment to visit a Vermont DMV Office.

By Mail: Complete the Replacement License Form (form #VL-040) and mail with any required fees to:

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

What browsers are supported for online renewal?

See supported browsers for more information.

My license /ID number has the letter A at the end. Does the A need to be capitalized when applying online?

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

I am no longer required to wear eyeglasses to drive. Can I remove this restriction from my license online?

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

I entered all of the correct identifying information but the system will not log me in. Why?

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

Can I upgrade from REAL ID to an EDL online?

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

Can I have my license/ID expedited?

There are no expedited services available.

I'm currently out of state. Can my license/ID be sent to a temporary address?

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

What if I do not know my license number can I still apply online?

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

How will I know when my license/ID is shipped? Will I receive a tracking number?

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.

Is there an additional fee if I apply online?

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

I hold an RDL can I apply online?

Yes as long as you meet all other online requirements.

Is the receipt valid for driving or identification purposes?

No. The receipt is only to show payment confirmation.

Will I receive a temporary license if I apply online?

No. You will receive a printable confirmation receipt.

How long before I receive my license/ID if I apply online?

7-10 Business days. 

Can I board a plane with a Temporary License/ID?

TSA will NOT accept a Temporary License/ID as a standalone document. It will accept the expiring or expired card with the Temporary License/ID as proof of the renewal. Customers should visit TSA’s website which contains detailed information on the identity documents they will accept: tsa.gov/travel/security-screening/identification