Ultimate Guide to Renewing your Florida Driver License

Wondering what you need and how you can renew your Florida Driver's License? Here is the ultimate guide to quickly and easily renewing your Florida driver license.

What You’ll Need to Renew your Florida Driver License

Bring the documentation to verify your identity :

  1. If you are a US citizen:
  • Primary Identification
  • Proof of Social Security
  • Proof of Residential Address

2. If you are an immigrant:

  • Primary Identification
  • Proof of Social Security
  • Two Different Proof of Residential Address

If you are Canadian:

  • Primary Identification
  • Proof of Social Security
  • Two Different Proof of Residential Address

What You’ll Need to Do to Renew your Florida Driver License Online

You are eligible to renew online only if you meet all the following requirements:

  1. If there are no changes with your name and your address.
  2. You are either a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  3. Your license complies with the new federal REAL ID requirements.
  4. Your license is currently valid, or it expired no longer than one year ago.
  5. Last license renewal was done in person at a Driver License Service Center.
  6. Renewal fee: $48 +$2 service fee +$15 late fee (if applicable).

Check if you are eligible to renew online here.

What You’ll Need to Do to Renew your Florida Driver License in Person

Step 1: Visit the Florida GoRenew Online System

  • Submit your driver’s license number, date of birth, and last 4 digits of your Social Security number.
  • Pay  the required renewal fee.
  • Receive a receipt

Step 2: Receive your renewed Class E license via U.S. mail

What You’ll Need to Do to Renew your Florida Driver License by Mail

If  you are eligible to renew your license by mail, the DHSMV will mail you a renewal application and instructions about 45 days before your license expires.

Since, it will take time for the DHSMV to receive and process your renewal application, renew as soon as possible so that your existing license will not expire before you receive your new one.

Here are Florida driver's license renewal exceptions to note:

  • You should still be able to renew your drivers license and pay a late fee of $15.00 if your license expired as long as one year ago.
  • You will need to visit the DHSMV in person and provide acceptable identification if…
  • Your last renewal was not completed in person
  • You are not a U.S. citizen
  • Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL), Valid in Florida Only Licenses, and licenses expired over one year cannot be renewed online or by mail.

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