How to Renew a Driver's License in Kansas
A Kansas Driver's License can be renewed either in person at any driver's license exam station in the State, or by mail.
WHEN TO RENEW YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE
- Your Kansas 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
under 21license expires on 21st birthday
21-65license valid for 6 years
65 and olderlicense valid for 4 years
- It is advisable to renew your driver's license before the expiration date as a penalty of $1 will be imposed thereafter. You can renew your license any time two years prior to its expiration.
- You need to pass a vision and a written test. Alternatively, you can get a certificate from an ophthalmologist, provided it is not earlier than 3 months from the date of your renewal application.
TO RENEW IN PERSON
You must bring:
- Your expiring license and proof of identity.
- Proof of Kansas Residency. For foreign visitors proof of lawful presence is required.
- A valid Social Security number.
- The renewal fee, which depends on the type of license and validity, and may also include a photo fee and exam fee.
TO RENEW BY MAIL
Renewal by mail is available only if you are temporarily residing out-of-state. If you are an active duty military member, a military dependent or not residing in Kansas temporarily then you should:
- Complete the Kansas Renewal, Extension or Replacement form that is applicable for your situation.
- You can either fax the completed form with the additonal information and payment to (785) 296-0691 or mail it to:
Topeka, KS 66612
The renewed driver's license will arrive by mail at the address provided by you.