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License Renewal

Self-Designated Descriptors

The following are self-designated descriptors for a Vermont Driver’s License or Non-Driver Identification card.

    • Height
    • Weight
    • Eye color
    • Gender

    Applicants are not required under Vermont or federal law to present documentation that confirms the information they submit for these entries.

    Renewals, Transfers & Upgrades

    All CDL transactions must be processed in person.

    About one month before your Commercial Driver License (CDL) expires you should receive a renewal notice in the mail if we have your most current mailing address. Answer all the questions on the notice, sign it, and bring it to the Customer Services Office closest to you for processing along with the renewal fee. 

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

    Yes, a standard Class D license has a 14 Day grace period. CDL classes A, B & C do not have a grace period.

    23 V.S.A. § 611

    Can I renew my license early?

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

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

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

    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.