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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 up to six (6) months prior to the expiration date.

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 my address when I renew my license/ID online?

You must enter the mandatory fields in the left column and at least two of the fields in the right column on the identity screen to update your address online. 

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.

How do I know if I hold a license/ID that can be used to board a plane?

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.

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.

Can I renew my license/ID early online?

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

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: