How to Renew a Driver's License in Alaska
An Alaska Driver's License must be renewed in person at a DMV office.
WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE
- Your Alaska driver's license is valid for five years and will generally expire on your birthday.
- You can renew your license up to a year before the expiration date.
- Alaska does not have a grace period and it is illegal for you to drive once your license expires. If your license expired over a year ago, you need to take the written test again to renew your license.
TO RENEW IN PERSON
- Fill in the Application for Alaska license, Permit or State Identification (Form 478). This form is available at the DMV offices.
- Bring your expiring Alaska license or proof of identity, if the license is not available.
- Take a photograph.
- Take a vision test.
- Bring a renewal fee of $20. Non-personalized checks are not accepted.
If your name has changed, provide documents of the name change like marriage certificate, court documents etc.
- For questions regarding license renewal you can write to DOA.DMV.MIL@Alaska.gov
- Note that Alaska does not currently offer driver's license renewal online.
- See also Renewing a Commercial Driver's License.
- See also How to Apply for a New License or How to Replace a Lost License.
- See also Registration Renewal.