How to Renew a Driver's License in Idaho
An Idaho Driver's License can be renewed either in person at the local Driver's License office or by mail.
WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE
- Your Idaho driver's license will generally expire on your birthday. The expiration year depends on your age when the expiring license was issued or last renewed:
Driver's Age at License Issue or Last RenewalValidity of License Age 17license expires on 18th birthday 18-21license expires on 21st birthday21-62license valid for 4 or 8 years depending on your choice
62 and olderlicense valid for 4 years
- Idaho Department of Motor Vehicles will send you a renewal notice 60 days prior to expiration date.
- You can renew up to a year before expiration date. If your license expired more than a year ago, you need to take the knowledge test and the skills test.
TO RENEW IN PERSONYou must renew in person at least every eight years. You must bring:
- Your expiring Driver's license or proof of age and identity.
- Your eye test reports from a licensed examiner. A driving skill test or a medical checkup can also be required if DMV officers feel it necessary.
- Renewal fee which varies with age, validity and type of vehicle.
TO RENEW BY MAILYou can renew by mail if you have a Class D (non commercial) driver's license and you are between 21 and 69 years of age. It can only be done once every eight years. Holders of an eight-year license are not eligible to renew by mail.
- You will receive an intimation of renewal by mail from the DMV (60 days prior to expiration) along with an application for the same.
- You need to go in person to the local DMV office if there are any changes or discrepancies in your license.