Arkansas Frequently Asked Questions

Am I required to take a motorcycle training course?
Though participation in a motorcycle riding course offers a great training foundation for and beginner and experienced drivers alike, it is however not required in order to apply for an AR motorcycle endorsement. Nonetheless, the skills portion of the motorcycle road test can be waived for applicants who show proof of completion of a state-approved Basic Rider Course.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

Am I required to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle?
Arkansas has a partial helmet law whereby motorcycle operators and passengers under the age of 21 are required to wear a safety helmet.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

Are there times I won’t be allowed to renew registration?
There are certain situations when you will not be allowed to renew car registrations in Arkansas. If you have any unpaid traffic violations on your license, you must clear them from your record prior to renewal. In addition, you must fulfill any personal property tax payments prior to renewal. Drivers must also provide proof of minimum liability insurance.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Can I have different addresses on my driver license and my vehicle registration?
Drivers are not required to obtain a new drivers license or car registration after an official address change. Therefore, it is possible to have different addresses on your drivers license or car registration.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

Can I keep the car insurance I have from my previous state of residence?
No, you cannot keep the car insurance you have from your previous state. Drivers relocating to Arkansas must transfer their registration and drivers license to Arkansas, as well as purchase minimum liability insurance at an Arkansas-approved insurance company.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

Can I renew my commercial drivers license online?
CDL license holders in Arkansas cannot renew CDL licenses online. You must visit a local AR OMV office to complete the CDL renewal application process and recertify for your medical certification.

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can I request a certified driver’s record online?
Arkansas drivers are able to check driving records online by visiting the Online Driver Record Request System.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

Can I take the DMV written test online?
No, the Arkansas driversexam is not available to take online at this time. Drivers permittests are administered by county via the Arkansas State Police. Visit the agency s webpage to find out your local test site locations and hours of operation.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

Can I use my state CDL anywhere in the United States?
Whether or not you can use your CDL outside of Arkansas depends on the type of medical certification you self-certified for. Drivers who are certified as excepted or non-excepted interstate can travel between states.

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Can somebody else renew my registration for me?
Drivers in Arkansas have the option to renew car registration online, by mail or by phone if they cannot come in person to a local AR State Revenue Office. Using one of these alternate options, you can have somebody else renew your car registration for you.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Do boats need to be registered?
All sail and motor boats operated in Arkansas must be registered to be used in public waters. To register boats, you must present proof of ownership and proof of insurance to the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA). You must also pay the boat registration fee. Registration fees are as follows:

  • Boats less than 16 feet: $ 7.50
  • Boats 16 feet to less than 26 feet: $ 15.00
  • Boats 26 feet to less than 40 feet: $ 51.00
  • Boats 40 feet and over: $105.00

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

Do I need a motorcycle license to ride a scooter or moped?
No, drivers of any class of vehicle may operate a scooter or moped. However the Arkansas DMV does administer a Class MD motorcycle license which allows drivers age 14 to 16 years old to operate any motor driven cycle with a displacement of 250 cc s or less.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

Do I need to attend traffic school if I get a speeding ticket?
Arkansas drivers may avoid paying traffic tickets by attending a defensive driving course, depending on the policies of the court that issued the ticket. To find out if this is an option, visit the court where the ticket was issued with your traffic ticket documentation.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

Do I need to cancel my insurance if I am moving to another state?
Depending on the policies of the state you are moving to, you may have to cancel your Arkansas car insurance and purchase a policy in the new state. Many Arkansas insurance companies only cover vehicles located in Arkansas, and therefore will not pay for accident damages once you have relocated.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

Do I need to file a police report if my license was lost or stolen?
Though you are not required to file a police report for a stolen or lost drivers license, it is recommended by the Department of Finance and Administration. Filing a police report is one way to prevent identity theft in the event that somebody tries to use your stolen drivers license.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

Do I need to file a police report if my registration was lost or stolen?
Arkansas drivers who have lost or stolen car registrations are not required to file a police report. However, filing a police report is recommended to prevent identity theft. To file a police report for a stolen car registration, visit a local law enforcement agency.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Do I need to return my license plate if I move out of the state?
Arkansas residents are not required to surrender license plates when moving out of state. However, you must contact the DMV office in the state you are moving to for registering cars in the new state.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

Do I need to take a drivers ed course?
No, drivers education courses are not a requirement of driving license applicants in Arkansas. However, residents under the age of 18 must be enrolled in school or show proof of graduation in order to be eligible for a drivers permit.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
Once you have submitted an Arkansas application for duplicate title, the car title copy becomes your only valid copy for your vehicle. If you still possess the damaged copy, ask a DMV official at a local AR DMV office how you should handle the document.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

Do I need to turn in my damaged registration?
Drivers are not required to turn in a damaged car registration when applying for a car registration copy in Arkansas. However, your car registration replacement will be the only valid copy of your car registration once it has been issued.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Does a motorized scooter need to be registered?
The policies for registering a motorized scooter in Arkansas depend on the engine displacement. If the scooter has an engine displacement of 250cc or more, it is considered a motorcycle and must be registered. Motorcycle registration can be taken care of at a local AR OMV office.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

Does my vehicle qualify for a smog inspection?
Arkansas does not currently have emissions inspection requirements for vehicles in the state. However, the Ozone level around Arkansas is regulated by the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). When ADEQ issues an advisory or alert concerning the Ozone levels, it is recommended that Arkansas residents undergo voluntary actions to limit air pollution, including:

  • Limit car use by using public transportation or carpooling
  • Avoid rush hour congestion
  • Limit errands
  • Try to telecommute at work
  • Maintain car s engine upkeep

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

How can I avoid a license suspension if I choose not to insure my vehicle?
All drivers residing in Arkansas and operating vehicles in the state must have the minimum liability car insurance. Minimum insurance requirements include injury and property damage coverage. To get car insurance in Arkansas, research car insurance quotes from OMV-approved insurance companies.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

How can I get a veteran designation on my ID card?
Ever since the 2011 implementation of the Nick Bacon Remembrance Act, military veterans have been able to get a veteran designation on ID cards in Arkansas. Veterans can show proof of their veteran status at a local AR OMV office when completing an ID card application. The fee for a duplicate ID card is $5.

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

How can I obtain a copy of the driver manual?
Driver manuals in Arkansas are available at a local AR OMV office. You can also obtain an Arkansas Drivers License Manual online.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

How can I pay for my traffic or parking ticket?
Arkansas residents can pay traffic tickets online, by mail or in person. To pay traffic tickets by mail or in person, follow the instructions on the traffic ticket fines documentation. To pay online, visit the Arkansas Online Court Payment system.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

How can I renew my drivers license?
Arkansas drivers who need to renew expired drivers licenses can apply for a drivers license renewal at a local AR Revenue Office. You must provide evidence of your Social Security Number, or sign an affidavit that affirms you do not have a Social Security Number.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

How can I renew my vehicle registration?
Arkansas drivers who need to renew expired car registrations can do so online, by phone, by mail, or in person. Drivers will receive a car registration renewal notice in the mail prior to its expiration date. To renew car registration online, visit the AR Vehicle Registration Renewal page. To renew by phone, dial 1-800-941-2580. For mail renewals, send your registration notice, fees and documents to:

Office of Motor Vehicle

P O Box 3153,

Little Rock, AR 72203-3153

Drivers can also renew vehicle registrations in person at a local AK State Revenue Office.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

How can I transfer my registration to another state?
If you are moving out of Arkansas, you must follow the policies for DMV car registration in the new state. To find out how to register cars in the new state, contact a local DMV office in that state.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

How do I apply for a commercial drivers license?
Arkansas drivers who are looking to obtain a CDL license must first possess a commercial learners permit prior to having a CDL. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must follow these steps:

  • Visit alocal AR OMV office
  • Complete a CDL application
  • Complete a Self-Certification Affidavit
  • Submit proof of citizenship
  • Submit proof of residency
  • Pay the $42 commercial driving license fee

Drivers must also renew their Federal Medical Card. To find out more about Federal Medical Certification, visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration page.

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I apply for a disabled person parking placard or plates?
Arkansas residents looking to apply for a disabled parking permit can do so through the Arkansas Revenue Office by following these steps:

  • Visit a local AR OMV office
  • Submit a completedLicensed Physician’s Certification Form
  • Submit proof of identification

Disabled parking permits are valid for four years from the last day of the month when it was issued. There is no registration fee for disabled parking permits.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

How do I apply for a drivers license?
To apply for a drivers license in Arkansas, follow these steps:

  • Visit a local AR OMV office
  • Submit proof of identification
  • Submit proof of residency
  • Pass a vision exam
  • Pass a written general knowledge test
  • Pass a driving test
  • Pay the $20 driving test fee

Prior to getting a drivers license, all applicants must hold a learners permit for a set period of time. Drivers who are relocating from out of state and possess a valid out-of-state drivers license are exempt from the learners permit requirement.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

How do I apply for a learner’s permit?
Arkansas drivers permits are issued to beginner drivers age 14 and older. To obtain a driving permit, applicants must pass vision, written and road tests. Drivers permit application tests are administered by the Arkansas State Police at designated testing facilities located throughout the state.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

How do I apply for a motorcycle license?
Arkansas drivers can either apply for a motorcycle endorsement to add to their existing driver s license or applicants age 16 and older may apply for a separate Class M motorcycle license. Getting a motorcycle license involves passing the written and motorcycle skills tests. Driver license tests are administered by the Arkansas State Police.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

How do I change my address on my car insurance?
If you have recently moved to a new address in Arkansas, you can request an address change on your car insurance by contacting your insurance provider by phone, mail, email or in person.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

How do I change my address on my car registration?
In order to request a change of address on car registrations, drivers can visit the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA)Online Vehicle Registration Renewal website. Drivers can also visit a local AR OMV office to submit an address change request in person. Check out the Arkansas DFA website for an address change checklist.

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

How do I change my address on my commercial drivers license?
To submit an address change requestfor your commercial drivers license, you must follow these steps:

  • Print and complete a Change of Address form for Arkansas Motor Vehicle and Driver s Licenses
  • Submit the address change form by email to driverservices@dfa.arkansas.gov, or by mail to:

Attention: Room #2033, Ragland Building

Department of Finance & Administration

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203-1272

  • Pay any applicable fees

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

How do I change my address on my drivers license?
Drivers in Arkansas who have recently moved to another Arkansas address can submit an address change requestin person, by email or by mail. Drivers can request an official address changes by following these steps:

  • Print and complete a Change of Address form for Arkansas Motor Vehicle and Driver s Licenses
  • Submit the address change form by email to driverservices@dfa.arkansas.gov, or by mail to:

Attention: Room #2033, Ragland Building

Department of Finance & Administration

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203-1272

  • Pay the $10 duplicate drivers license fee

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

How do I change my address on my ID card?
The process of address changing on ID cards for Arkansas residents is the same as the address change process for drivers licenses. The steps to change addresses in Arkansas include:

  • Print and complete a Change of Address form for Arkansas Motor Vehicle and Driver s Licenses
  • Submit the address change form by email to driverservices@dfa.arkansas.gov, or by mail to:

Attention: Room #2033, Ragland Building

Department of Finance & Administration

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203-1272

  • Pay the $5 duplicate ID card fee

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

How do I change my name on my car insurance?
In order to request a legal name change on your car insuranceyou are required to contact your insurance company provider. Insurance companies handle all the documentation requirements for liability insurance.
How do I change my name on my car registration?
Arkansas residents must visit a local Social Security office to submit a name change requestprior to requesting a name change with the AR OMV for a car registration. Once you have successfully completed a name change with the Social Security Administration, follow these steps:

  • Visit a local AR OMV office
  • Submit current car registration
  • Submit proof of name change
  • Submit proof of identity
  • Pay the $10 car registration replacement fee
How do I change my name on my driver’s license?
Prior to submitting an address change request with the Arkansas OMV, you must request an official address change with the Social Security Administration (SSA) by submitting a completed Social Security Card Application to a local Social Security office. You will also have to submit proof of your name change with the form. Documents that provide proof of name change include:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation
  • Official court name change documents

Once you have processed your name change forms with the SSA, you can visit a local AR OMV office to submit a petition for name change. Drivers are required to bring current drivers licenses along with your proof of legal name change. Additionally, you should bring one primary and two secondary identity documents, which can include:

  • Primary documents:
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Resident Alien Card
    • Military ID
    • Valid Passport
    • Military discharge papers
  • Secondary documents:
    • Work or school photo ID
    • Vehicle Registration or title
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs Card
    • Health Insurance Card
    • Tax Document from IRS
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Parent or Guardian Affidavit
    • Certified School Record or Transcript
    • Prison Release Document

The fees for name changing on a drivers license is $10 (fees may vary).

How do I change my name on my ID card?
The process to change names on ID cards in Arkansas is similar to the legal name change process for drivers license. To request a name change on ID cards, you must print and complete a Social Security Card Application and submit it to a local Social Security office. You will also have to submit proof of your name change with the form. Documents that provide proof of name change include:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Divorce documentation
  • Official court name change documents

Once you have processed your name change forms with the SSA, you can visit a local AR OMV office to submit a petition for name change. You should bring your current drivers license along with your proof of legal name change. Additionally, you should bring one primary and two secondary identity documents and pay fee for name changing on ID cards which may vary.

How do I contact the Social Security Administration for my name change?
In order to perform a legal name change with the Social Security Administration, residents must follow these steps:

  • Visit a local Social Security office
  • Submit a completedSocial Security Card Application
  • Submit proof of your legal name change, such as:
    • Marriage certificate
    • Divorce documentation
    • Official court name change documents
How do I file a complaint when I believe someone has illegally accessed my DMV record?
If you believe that your driving record has been obtained illegally, you should report it to the driving records office by dialing 501-682-7207. Driving records are subject to the Federal Privacy Protection Act and are meant to be confidential. However, certain organizations are allowed to obtain DMV driving records, including insurance companies and government agencies.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

How do I file a police report if my car registration was stolen?
To submit a police report in Arkansas due to a lost or stolen car registration, visit a local law enforcement office and request to file a police report. The law enforcement officer will ask you for your information and then issue you paperwork for the report. You should bring this documentation to a local AR DMV office when applying for a car registration replacement.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
To submit a police report in Arkansas due to a lost or stolen car title, visit a local law enforcement office. Ask to speak to a law enforcement officer and request to file a police report. The officer will ask you your information and then issue you paperwork for the report. You should bring this documentation to a local AR DMV office when applying for a car title replacement.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

How do I get a copy of my driving record?
There are a number of ways to check your driving record in Arkansas. Drivers can request an online driving record, visit a local AR OMV office to check driving records or pick up a DMV driving record at the Little Rock driving records office located at:

Room 1130, Charles D. Ragland Building

1900 West 7th Street

Little Rock, Arkansas 72201

Drivers can also get a drivers record through the mail by sending a Driving Records Request Form to:

Driving Records

Room 1130, Post Office Box 1272

Little Rock, Arkansas 72203

You can learn more about how to check driving records by calling 501-682-7207.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

How do I get a duplicate ID card?
To replace ID cards you have lost, damaged or had stolen in Arkansas, follow these steps:

  • Visit a local AR OMV office
  • Provide one primary identification document
  • Provide two secondary identification documents
  • Pay the $5 ID card replacement fee

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

How do I get a hardship license?
Drivers in Arkansas with a suspended drivers license can apply for a hardship license by submitting a request with the court that initially assessed your drivers license suspension.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

How do I get a replacement license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
Arkansas military members who need to replace lost drivers licenses while stationed out-of-state must write or call the Arkansas DMV to request a drivers license copy application packet. Duplicate drivers licenses can be applied for by mail using this packet. The contact information for the Arkansas DMV is as follows:

Office of Driver Services

Room 2120

P.O. Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203

Tel: (501) 682-7059

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I get a traffic ticket dismissed?
Arkansas drivers who have received traffic fines may be able to get the ticket dismissed depending on the policies of the county where the ticket was issued. During a court hearing, drivers may be able to request a ticket dismissal with proof of having attended a defensive driving course. Refer to the details on your traffic ticket documentation for more details.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

How do I obtain a copy of someone else’s driving record?
In order to check someone else s driving record, you must get the permission of the person in question by submitting a completed Driving Records Release Form and paying any applicable fees to the driving records department.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

How do I obtain a duplicate car registration?
Arkansas drivers dealing with a lost, damaged or stolen car registration can apply for a car registration replacementby following these steps:

There is currently no option to replace car registration online.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
Arkansas drivers dealing with lost, damaged or stolen car titles can apply for a duplicate car title by following these steps:

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

How do I obtain a duplicate license?
Arkansas drivers dealing with a stolen, damaged or lost drivers license must follow these steps:

  • Visit a localState Revenue Office
  • Apply for a drivers license replacement
  • Present one form of primary identification
  • Present two forms of secondary identification
  • Pay the $10drivers license replacement fee

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
If you live in Arkansas and have a vehicle that has been physically damaged in excess of 70 percent of its average retail value, you should surrender the original title and obtain a salvage title. To apply for a salvage car title, visit alocal AR DMV office and submit a completed Affidavit of Reconstruction for a Salvage Motor Vehicle.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

How do I obtain car registration?
Arkansas residents wondering how to register cars, must follow these steps:

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

How do I reinstate after a revocation as a Habitual Traffic Offender?
Arkansas does not have a habitual traffic offender law. However, traffic violations are assessed points that are posted to your driving record. Drivers who accumulate too many points will receive drivers license suspensions anywhere from three months to one year.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

How do I reinstate my license if I refused to submit a breath/urine/blood test?
Arkansas drivers who violate the implied consent laws during a DUI stop will automatically receive a drivers license suspension. You must wait until the suspension period is over before you can apply for a drivers license reinstatement at an AR OMV office.

The first offense will result in a six month revoked drivers license. A second offense will result in a two year revoked drivers license, and three or more offenses will result in three-year suspensions.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Louisiana

How do I reinstate my suspended license?
The requirements to reinstate revoked drivers licenses vary depending on the reason for your drivers license suspension. Typically, you will have to wait a certain amount of time ranging from three months to five years depending on the violation. Additionally, you will have to pay reinstatement fees and submit suspended drivers license reinstatement documents. You will also have to provide proof of insurance.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

How do I remove points from my driver’s license?
There are currently no measures in Arkansas to remove points from your drivers license. However, you may be able to take defensive driving courses to get traffic tickets dismissed before points are assessed. Contact the court where the traffic ticket fines are issued to find out your options.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

How do I renew my driving permit?
To renew a learning permit, simply visit your local Arkansas OMV location. Instruction permits can be renewed for an additional six month time period.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

How do I renew my ID card?
In order to request anID card renewal in Alaska, follow these steps:

  • Visita local AR OMV office
  • Provide current expiring DMV ID card
  • Take a newID card photo
  • Pay the $5 ID card renewal fee

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

How do I renew my license if I am in the military and stationed elsewhere?
If you are an Arkansas resident and need to renew licenses while stationed out-of-state, you should contact the Arkansas Department of Revenue to see if you are eligible to renew driving licenses by mail. To get in contact, call the Driver s License Issuance office at 501-682-7059. You may also send a letter request for renewing drivers licenses by mail to the following address:

Driver’s License Issuance

Room 2120

P.O. Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203

There are currently no options to renew drivers license online in Arkansas.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

How do I renew my medical report for a commercial license?
The process for renewing medical certifications in Arkansas during the Commercial Drivers License renewal process is the same as getting an initial medical certification by a licensed medical examiner. Drivers must also renew their Federal Medical Card. To find out more about Federal Medical Certification, visit the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration page.

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How do I renew my motorcycle license?
To renew motorcycle licenses,visityour local AR OMV location. The motorcycle license renewal fee is $20.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

How do I replace my license if I am a non-U.S. citizen?
Drivers in Arkansas who are non-U.S. citizens can apply for a drivers license replacement at a local State Revenue Office. To replace drivers licenses, you must present one primary form of identification and two forms of secondary identification. Acceptable documents include:

  • Primary documents:
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Resident Alien Card
    • Military ID
    • Valid Passport
    • Military discharge papers
  • Secondary documents:
    • Work or school photo ID
    • Vehicle Registration or title
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs Card
    • Health Insurance Card
    • Tax Document from IRS
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Parent or Guardian Affidavit
    • Certified School Record or Transcript
    • Prison Release Document

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I replace my license if I lost it out of state?
Arkansas residents who need to replace lost drivers licenses while out-of-state must write or call the Arkansas DMV to request a drivers license copy application packet. Duplicate drivers licenses can be applied for by mail using this packet. The contact information for the Arkansas DMV is as follows:

Office of Driver Services

Room 2120

P.O. Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203

Tel: (501) 682-7059

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

How do I transfer my car title between states?
If you have recently moved to or from Arkansas, you must transfer car titles in your name. If you are moving to Arkansas, visit a local AR DMV office to process a car title transfer.If you are moving out of Arkansas, contact a DMV office in the state you are moving to and ask where to transfer car titles in that state.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
To transfer car titles in Arkansas when you have lost the original, you must first apply for a duplicate car title. To do so, submit a Vehicle Registration Application to a local AR DMV office. Once you have received a duplicate car title, you can move forward with the car title transfer process.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

How do I transfer my car title?
If you are looking to initiate a car title transfer in Arkansas, follow these steps:

Additionally, transferring car titles require you to fill out various documents depending on whether you are purchasing the vehicle, selling the vehicle or donating it.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
In Arkansas, the process of transferring car titles for RVs is the same as the car title transfer process for all other vehicles. To transfer titles for RVs, print and complete a Vehicle Registration Application and submit it to a local AR DMV office.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

How does a military member obtain a motorcycle license?
Members of the military may obtain a motorcycle licenses in the same manner as civilian applicants. All applicants must pass the written and skills tests or show proof of having completed a motorcycle Basic Rider Course in order to waive the skills test portion of the exam.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

How does the DMV check my vision?
In Arkansas, you must have a minimum visual acuity of 20/40 to operate a motor vehicle. If during the vision exam the OMV office finds that your vision is below this level, you will need to have your eyes examined by a professional and receive corrective lenses (glasses or contact lenses).

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

How long do I need my learners permit before I can get my drivers license?
The state of Arkansas has a Graduated Driver s License Program. Therefore, drivingpermit applicants must meet minimum age requirements before they can move on from one level of to the next:

  • Instruction permit- must be at least 14 years old
  • Intermediate license- must be at least 16 years old
  • Regular license- must be at least 18 years old

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
Arkansas residents do not have the option of applying for a car title replacement online at this time. You may apply in person at a local AR DMV office. If you are out-of-state, you can also apply by mail by submitting a Vehicle Registration Application to the following address:

Department of Finance and Administration

Special License Unit

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

How long will I have a suspended license for not taking a chemical test?
Drivers in Arkansas who refuse to submit to a chemical test during a traffic stop will be subjected to certain penalties depending on how many times they have committed the offense. Penalties include:

  • First offense:180-daydrivers license suspension
  • Second offense: Two-yeardrivers license suspension
  • Third offense:Three-year drivers license suspension
  • Fourth offense:Lifetime drivers license revocation

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

How long will it take to get my new ID card?
Arkansas residents applying for identification cardsmust visit a local AR OMV office. Once you apply, you will receive your ID card at the OMV office. There are currently no options to apply for ID cards online.

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

How many points can I get on my driving record before my driver’s license is suspended?
Drivers in Arkansas receive points on their driving records based on violations and traffic tickets they receive. The penalties for excessive points are as follows:

  • 10 to 13 points: Warning letter
  • 14 to 17 points: Drivers license suspension for three months
  • 18 to 23 points: Drivers license suspension for six months
  • 24 points or more: Drivers license suspension for one year

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

How many times can I attend a traffic school course to remove points from my driving record?
Arkansas courts allow for drivers to take defensive driving courses to dismiss Arkansas traffic tickets. You may also be able to remove points on the driving record by taking a defensive driving record. To find out more about this process, contact the court where your tickets were originally issued.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

How much does it cost to change my name on my car registration?
Once you have completed the process to change names in Arkansas, you will need to purchase duplicate documents from the Arkansas OMV, includingdrivers licenses, ID cards, and car ownership documents. The fee to receive a duplicate car registration depends on the type of vehicle you drive. Common fees are as follows:

  • Passenger cars 3,000 pounds or less: $17
  • Passenger cars 3,001-4,500 pounds: $25
  • Passenger cars 4,501 pounds or more: $30
  • Motorcycles: $7

Fees may vary. A full list of fees can be seen on the Motor Vehicle Registration Fee Schedule.

How much does it cost to change my name on my car title?
Once you have completed the process to change names with the SSA, you must visit a local AR OMV office to request a name change on driving documentation. The fee to receive a duplicate car title with your official name change is $10 (fees may vary).
How much does it cost to change my name with the DMV?
Arkansas residents submitting a name change request on OMV records are required to pay duplicate identification documents fees, which may vary. The fees are as follows:

  • Duplicate drivers license: $10
  • Duplicate ID card: $5
  • Duplicate car title: $10
How often do I need to renew my CDL license?
Arkansas drivers holding a license to drive commercial must complete a CDL renewal application every four years. The process to renew CDL licenses can be completed by visiting a local AR OMV office. Drivers are required to recertify medical certifications by completing a Self-Certification Affidavit.

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

How soon can I renew my driver’s license?
You may apply for a drivers license renewal in Arkansas at the time that you receive your drivers license renewal notice. Drivers licenses expire on your birthday every four years.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
In the event that you have inherited vehicles in Arkansas due to a family member s death, you must request a transfer of title. To learn how to transfer car titles for inherited vehicles, visit a local AR DMV office and submit the following documents:

  • Affidavit of Inheritance of a Motor Vehicle
  • Request for Title or Watercraft Registration with Beneficiary
  • Car Title Transfer fee

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

If I do not renew on time, will there be an additional fee?
Arkansas drivers must renew car registrations by the expiration date printed on their car registration renewal notice. Drivers who miss the expiration date are subject to a $3 late registration fee.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

If I file a police report, will my replacement fee be waived?
At this time, the Arkansas Office of Driver Services does not waive the $10 drivers license replacement fee. However, filing a police report will help prevent identity theft. You can apply to replace drivers licenses by visiting a local State Revenue Office.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

If I have been in an accident, what property damage do I have to report?
Arkansas drivers who have been in an accident must report any damage to property or persons in excess of $1,000. To do so, print and complete an Arkansas Motor Vehicle Accident Report and submit it within 30 days of the accident.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

If I live outside of the state for half the year, am I still required to have car insurance?
All residents of Arkansas are required to have car insurance at all times while operating a vehicle in the state.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

If I lost my traffic or parking ticket, how can I find the information again?
If you have lost a traffic ticket received in Arkansas, you can find the information by contacting the court where the ticket was issued or by visiting the Arkansas Online Court Payment system. The online system provides information on the cost of traffic tickets as well as how topay speeding tickets.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

If I’m out of state and lost my ID, how can I get a new one?
Arkansas residents who have lost their ID Card while out-of-state due to school, military obligations or other reasons may be able to apply for ID cards through the mail. To find out more about this process, call the Driver s License Issuance Office at 501-682-7059.

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

If my driver’s license was confiscated at the time of my DUI/DWI arrest, how do I get it back?
Drivers in Arkansas who have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) will automatically receive a driver s license suspension. Suspended drivers license periods for DUI/DWI are as follows:

  • First offense: six months
  • Second offense: two years
  • Third offense: 30 months
  • Fourth offense or more: four years

You must wait until the end of the driver s license suspension period before visiting an AR OMV office to apply for drivers license reinstatement. In certain cases, the court may allow drivers to use a hardship license provided they have an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) installed in the vehicle.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Arkansas

Is there a different process I must follow if I lost personalized plates?
The process for replacing lost personalized plates in Arizona is the same as it is for all other license plates. To find out how to replace personalized license plates, visit a local AR DMV office. Replacing car registrations in Arkansas requires a Vehicle Registration Application, as well as a car registration copy fee.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Is there a minimum age I have to be to get a commercial drivers license?
Commercial drivers license applicants in Arkansas must be at least 18 years of age to hold a CDL license. To apply for a CDL license, follow these steps:

  • Visit a local AR OMV office
  • Complete a CDL application
  • Complete a Self-Certification Affidavit
  • Submit proof of citizenship
  • Submit proof of residency
  • Pay the $42 commercial driving license fee

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

Is there an age limit to renew your license?
There are no specific age restrictions for renewing drivers licenses in Arkansas. However, if you are under 18, you must provide a birth certificate, proof of school enrollment and proof of a grade point average that is at least 2.0. If you have already graduated, you must show proof of your diploma. To apply for a drivers license renewal, contact a local AR Revenue Office.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

Should I carry the registration on me or in the car?
Arkansas residents should carry their car registration in the corresponding vehicle at all times. Car registration documentation must be presented whenever requested by a law enforcement official during a traffic stop.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

What address will my replacement license be mailed to?
Drivers license replacements are issued at thelocal State Revenue Office. To apply for a drivers license copy, bring the proper forms of identification and the $10 duplicate drivers license fee.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

What are requirements for seniors to renew a driving license?
Senior drivers in Arkansas can go through the same process as other drivers for renewing drivers licenses. Drivers license renewals take place every four years. You may be required to take a vision exam during the renewal process.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
Reasons Alaska residents may need to initiate a car title transfer include:

  • Buying a used vehicle
  • Selling a vehicle
  • Gifted, donated or inherited vehicle
  • Removing a lien from a title

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

What are some violations that may constitute in a suspended license?
Arkansas residents can receive a drivers license suspension for violating certain traffic laws in the state. Violations that can result in a suspended drivers license include:

  • DUIs and DWIs
  • Excessive speeding
  • Failure to wear seat belt
  • Failure to keep minimum liability insurance
  • Reckless driving
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

What are the age restrictions to ride a motorcycle?
Arkansas residents may qualify for a Class M motorcycle license beginning at 16 years old. A class MD driving license allows applicants age 14-16 years old to operate a motor driven cycles that displaces 250 cc s or less.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

What are the available commercial license endorsements?
Drivers in Arkansas applying for a CDL can also apply for certain commercial license endorsements depending on the type of driving they will be primarily taking part in. Options for commercial drivers license endorsements are as follows:

  • T – Double/Triple Trailers (requires general knowledge test)
  • P – Passenger (requires general knowledge and skills tests)
  • N – Tank Vehicle (requires general knowledge test)
  • H – Hazardous Materials (requires general knowledge test)
  • S – School Buses (requires general knowledge and skills tests)

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the consequences of driving with a suspended license?
Driving with a suspended license is a crime in Arkansas. The violation is considered a misdemeanor and can result in a jail sentence between two days and six months. Additionally, you can be fined up to $500 and have your suspended driving license period extended.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

What are the different types of driving records?
Arkansas provides two different types of driving records for request which include:

  • Commercial driving record: For drivers with commercial drivers licenses and is typically requested for business reasons.
  • Insurance driving record: A personal driving record that is typically requested by insurance companies for the purpose of making insurance policy decisions.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

What are the fees associated with an ID card?
Arkansas residents completing the ID card application process must visit a local AR OMV office with the required documentation and a verifiable Social Security Number. The ID card fee is $5.

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

What are the fees for a duplicate drivers license?
In order to replace lost, damaged or stolen drivers licenses in Arkansas, drivers can apply to replace driving licenses by visiting a localState Revenue Office, submit the required documentation, and paying the $10 drivers license replacement fee.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

What are the learners permit restrictions during my first year?
Arkansas instruction permits carry the following restrictions:

  • Vehicle occupants must be wearing seatbelts at all times
  • Use of a wireless device is strictly prohibited while driving
  • A licensed driver age 21 and older must accompany the learner driver during the first six months of licensure

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

What are the medical certifications required to obtain a CDL?
All Arkansas residents wondering how to get a CDL license and who certify to non-excepted, interstate-driving operations must obtain a medical examiner s certificate prepared by a medical examiner. Additionally, applicants are required to complete a Self-Certification Affidavit and obtain a Federal Medical Card.

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What are the most common reasons why I would need to replace my registration?
There are a number of reasons residents of Arkansas may find themselves having to apply for a car registration replacement. Reasons include:

  • Lost or stolen car registrations
  • Damaged car registrations
  • Fix incorrect personal information
  • Never received documentation

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

What are the penalties for getting a traffic ticket with a driver’s permit?
Arkansas residents in possession of a learner s permit who receive any serious traffic violations or are involved in an accident will have the same consequences as adult drivers. Additionally, drivers will have to retain their learner s permit until their drivers record is clear of the traffic conviction or accident for at least six months.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

What are the penalties of being convicted of driving under the influence?
Drivers who are convicted of DUI in Arkansas are subject to a number of fees and penalties based on the number of DUI offenses they have had. Penalties are as follows:

  • First offense:
    • 24 hours to one year jail time
    • $150 to $1,000 in fines
    • Six-month drivers license suspension
  • Second offense:
    • Seven days to one year jail time
    • $400 to $3,000 in fines
    • Two-year drivers license suspension
  • Third (or more) offense:
    • 90 days to one year jail time
    • $900 to $5,000 in fines
    • Thirty months drivers license suspension

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Louisiana

What are the reinstatement fees I will have to pay for a suspended license?
Fees for reinstating suspended drivers licenses in Arkansas depend on the violation that led to the drivers license suspension. Fees will be stated during the court hearing in which the drivers license suspension details are outlines. You must wait until the end of your suspension period, pay all fees and submit all reinstatement documents before you can apply for a reinstated drivers license.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

What are the required fees for my vehicle registration?
The fees to get car registration in Arkansas vary depending on the type of vehicle you are getting car registration for. Feesinclude:

  • Passenger cars 3,000 pounds or less: $17
  • Passenger cars 3,001-4,500 pounds: $25
  • Passenger cars 4,501 pounds or more: $30
  • Motorcycles: $7

A full list of fees can be seen on the Motor Vehicle Registration Fee Schedule.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
Arkansas drivers applying to replace a lost car title must pay the $10 car title replacement fee, submit a completed Vehicle Registration Application and submit proper documentation identifying the vehicle at a local AR DMV office.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

What are the required fees to get replacement registration?
Fees to replace lost car registrations in Arkansas may vary depending on the county you reside in. Typically, the car registration copy fee will be $10. You must apply for a car registration replacement by presenting a Vehicle Registration Application at a local AR DFA office.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

What are the required fees to renew my registration?
The fees to renew car registration in Arkansas are dependent on the type of vehicle you have. Car registration renewal fees are available on your renewal notices when you receive them.

To find out more about fees, contact a local AR State Revenue Office.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

What are the requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle?
Motorcycle license applicants do not have to meet any additional requirements to operate a three-wheel motorcycle. Though, these drivers should study the three-wheel supplement contained in the Arkansas Motorcycle Operator Manual which offers guidelines for safely operating this type of vehicle on public roads.

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

What are the suspensions eligible for a hardship license?
Drivers who have receive a drivers license suspension due to DUI offenses may be eligible for a hardship license after serving a minimum suspension period. Typically, drivers will be required to install an ignition interlock device to drive. Hardship licenses allow drivers to use their vehicles for essential purposes such as driving to and from work, home, medical appointments and grocery stores.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

What do I need to do to get my driver’s license if I fail the driving test?
Drivers in Arkansas looking to apply for drivers licenses must do so at a local AR OMV office. During the drivers license application process you must take a vision test, general knowledge written test and a driving skills test. If you fail the general knowledge written test or the driving skills test, you may have to wait a certain period of time set by the OMV office before you can return to retake the tests.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

What documents do I need to get a learner’s permit?
To complete a drivers permit applications, minors 14-17 years old must present the following documentation at a drivers license testing site:

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of school enrollment
  • Proof of at least a 2.0 GPA

All learners permitapplicants must be able to provide proof of identity and legal presence in the United States in the form of one primary and one secondary document, or two primary documents:

Primary

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. birth certificate
  • Photo document from Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Secondary

  • Out-of-state driver s license or ID card
  • Employee or school photo identification
  • Health insurance card

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

What documents do I need to get a motorcycle license?
To apply for a motorcycle driving license, Arkansas residents must provide documentation proving identity as well as legal presence in the United States. Either one document from each category, primary and secondary, or two documents form the primary list will be accepted:

Primary

  • U.S. passport
  • U.S. birth certificate
  • Photo document from Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Secondary

  • Out-of-state driver s license or ID card
  • Certified school record
  • Health insurance card

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

What documents do I need to get my drivers license?
When visiting a local AR OMV office to apply for drivers licenses, you must bring one primary proof of identity and two secondary proof of identity documents. Additionally, you must bring proof of legal residency. Documents that satisfy these requirements may include:

  • Proof of residency:
    • US Passport
    • US Birth Certificate
    • US Visa
    • Photo Document from Department of Homeland Security
    • Photo Military or Military Dependent ID
    • Military Discharge Papers
    • Naturalization Certificate
  • Primary identification documents:
    • Photo Driver License not expired more than 31 days
    • Birth Certificate
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Resident Alien Card
    • Court Order with name, date of birth and court seal
    • Photo Military or Military Dependent ID
    • Valid Passport
    • Military Discharge Papers.
  • Secondary documents:
    • Photo Work or School ID
    • Vehicle Registration or Title
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs Card
    • Official Court Records
    • Health Insurance Card
    • Tax Document directly from IRS
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Parent or Guardian Affidavit (parent/guardian must be present)
    • Concealed Handgun License
    • Pilot’s License
    • Certified School Transcript
    • Prison Release Document

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
When applying to replace car titles in Arkansas, you must submit a couple of documents to a local AR DMV office. Required documentation includes:

  • Car registration certificate
  • License plate number
  • Car title number
  • VIN

Drivers are also required to submit the car title copy fee of $10.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

What documents do I need to present for proof of residency?
There are a number of documents that residents of Arkansas can present to the OMV as proof of residency. Valid documents include:

  • US passport
  • US birth certificate
  • US Visa
  • Photo Document from Department of Homeland Security
  • Photo military ID
  • Armed Forces discharge papers
  • Naturalization certificate

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

What documents do I need to present if I am a non-U.S. citizen changing address?
Residents of Arkansas who are non-US citizens may be asked to present identification documents at a local OMV office during the official address change process. Valid documents include:

  • Primary Documents
    • Driver license
    • Certificate of Naturalization (N-550, N-570, or N-578)
    • Resident Alien Card (I-151, I-551, AR-3, AR-3A, or AR-103)
    • Military ID with photograph
    • Military dependent ID with photograph
    • Valid passport (if foreign, INS documentation also required)
    • Armed Forces discharge papers
  • Secondary Documents
    • Photo Work or School ID
    • Vehicle registration/title
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs card
    • Official court order
    • Health insurance card (official, from insurance company)
    • Tax Document from IRS
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Parent or guardian Affidavit
    • Concealed handgun license
    • Pilot’s license
    • Certified school transcript
    • Prison release document
    • Photo Work or School ID

Non-US citizens must also follow these steps:

Attention: Room #2033, Ragland Building

Department of Finance & Administration

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203-1272

  • Pay any applicable fees

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

What documents do I need to present to get a replacement car registration?
When applying to replace car registrations in Arkansas, you must present a Vehicle Registration Application at a local AR DFA office. Additionally, you may be asked to provide proof of identity, and proof of vehicle ownership. You will also be required to pay the lost car registration fee.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

What documents do I need to present to get new registration?
There are a few documents Arkansas residents must present when registering cars in person at a local AR OMV office. Required documents include:

  • Proof of vehicle ownership:

o Car title

o Manufacturer s Certificate of Origin (MCO)

You must also bring the DMV car registration fee.

For more information: How to Register a Vehicle in Arkansas

What documents do I need to present to renew my car registration?
Driversrenewing car registrations in Arkansas may have to provide certain documents and information including:

  • VIN information
  • License plate number
  • Zip code
  • Drivers license renewal notice

To learn more about how to renew car registration, contact a local AR State Revenue Office.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

What documents do I need to present to renew my drivers license?
Applying to renew drivers licenses in Arkansas requires residents to visit a local AR Revenue Office and present certain identification documents as well as proof of residency. If asked, you will need to present two primary identification documents and one secondary documents. Acceptable documentation includes:

  • Primary Documents
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Resident Alien Card
    • Military ID
    • Valid Passport
    • Military discharge papers
  • Secondary Documents
    • Work or school photo ID
    • Vehicle Registration or title
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs Card
    • Health Insurance Card
    • Tax Document from IRS
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Parent or Guardian Affidavit
    • Certified School Record or Transcript
    • Prison Release Document

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
If you are looking to transfer car titles in Arkansas, you are required to submit certain documents to a local AR DMV office including:

Additionally, you will be required to pay the $10 title transfer fee.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

What documents will I need to present to replace my drivers license?
Arkansas drivers applying to replace licenses must visit a local State Revenue Office and are required to submit one form of primary identification and two forms of secondary identification. Acceptable documents include:

  • Primary documents:
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of Naturalization
    • Certificate of Citizenship
    • Resident Alien Card
    • Military ID
    • Valid Passport
    • Military discharge papers
  • Secondary documents:
    • Work or school photo ID
    • Vehicle Registration or title
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs Card
    • Health Insurance Card
    • Tax Document from IRS
    • Marriage Certificate
    • Parent or Guardian Affidavit
    • Certified School Record or Transcript
    • Prison Release Document

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

What exams do I need to pass to get a motorcycle license?
Arkansas drivers must partake in the following exams when getting a motorcycle license:

  • Motorcycle written knowledge test
  • On-motorcycle skills test

For more information: How to Apply for a Motorcycle License in Arkansas

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
Arkansas residents looking to replace lost car titles must submit certain forms to a local AR DMV office, which include a Vehicle Registration Application and a Permission to Issue a Replacement Title form if you have a lien on the vehicle. Additionally, you must also pay the $10 car title copy fee.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

What happens if I get traffic ticket fines and I have a CDL?
Consequences of getting traffic ticket fines in Arkansas when you hold a CDL are the same as for drivers with noncommercial licenses. Additionally, you would have to report the violation to your employer, which may or may not affect your employment. Certain traffic fines such as DUIscome with harsher penalties for CDL drivers.

For more information: Arkansas DMV.com’s Commercial Drivers

What happens to my commercial driver license if I am convicted of a DUI?
The penalties in Arkansas for driving under the influence while in possession of a CDL license are harsher than they are for drivers with noncommercial licenses. CDL drivers automatically lose CDL license privileges for a year for a first offense. If you are transporting hazardous materials, you will lose your commercial drivers license for three years. A second offense will result in a lifetime revocation of your license to drive commercial.

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
Once you have applied for a duplicate car title in Arkansas, the car title copy becomes your only valid car title. If you find the original, you should contact a local AR DMV office and inquire what you should do with the original title.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

What information does a driving record contain?
Driving records in Arkansas are documents that provide information on your entire driving history. Driving records include all past violations, accidents, DUI convictions and any other driving penalties received since you obtained your drivers license.

To learn how to check driving records in the state, visit a local AR OMV office or visit the Online Driver Record Request System.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

What is an ID card?
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration s Office of Motor Vehicles issues non-driver identification cards for state residents who do not already possess an ID Card, drivers license or drivers permit. ID cards are considered an official form of identification, and can be used to fly within the country or open bank account, among other things.

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

What is considered the legal alcohol limit?
What is the cost of a DUI?
The cost of DWI or DUI citations in Arkansas depends on a couple of factors, including the severity of the incident and the number of offenses the driver has had. Fees and penalty costs are as follows:

  • First offense: $150 to $1,000
  • Second offense: $400 to $3,000
  • Third (or more) offense: $900 to $5,000

Additionally, DUI and DWI citations will result in drivers license suspensions and possible jail time.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Louisiana

What is the cost of a traffic ticket?
Traffic ticket prices in Arkansas vary based on the violation committed. Drivers can find the exact traffic ticket price on the citation. In order topay traffic tickets, visit the Arkansas Online Court Payment system website.

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

What is the cost to get a driver record?
Driving record fees in Arkansas vary depending on what method you are using to request a drivers record and what type of driving record is being requested.

Fees for driving records requested online are as follows:

  • Insurance driving record: $10
  • Commercial driving record: $10

Fees for driving records requested in person or via mail include:

  • Insurance driving record: $7
  • Commercial driving record: $10

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

What is the DUI penalty for a CDL driver?
Arkansas drivers who receive a DUI ticket while operating a commercial vehicle will receive some of the same penalties as non-commercial drivers, in addition to a few harsher penalties. For a first offense, drivers will receive a one-year drivers license suspension (three years if you are transporting hazardous materials). For a second violation, drivers receive a lifetime commercial drivers license revocation.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Louisiana

What is the DUI penalty for a minor?
DUI penalties for minors in Arkansas are harsher than for those of legal drinking age. Underage drivers with chemical alcohol test results over 0.02 percent will be cited. Penalties are as follows:

  • First offense:
    • 24 hours to one year jail time
    • $150 to $1,000 fines
    • Drivers license suspension for period set by court
    • Mandatory alcohol and drug abuse counseling
  • Second offense:
    • Seven days to one year jail time
    • $400 to $3,000 fines
    • Drivers license suspension for period set by court (typically two years)
    • Mandatory alcohol and drug abuse counseling

Additionally, minors can be assessed penalties for any of the following offenses:

  • Distributing alcohol to other minors
  • Soliciting alcohol as a minor
  • Child endangerment law violations
  • Possession of a fake ID
  • Moving and traffic violations in addition to DUI

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Louisiana

What is the minimum liability insurance coverage?
The minimum insurance for cars must include a liability policy. Coverage must include the following:

  • Bodily injury: $25,000 per person
  • Total bodily injury: $50,000 per accident
  • Property damage: $25,000 per accident

To find out more about how to get car insurance in Arkansas, research OMV-approved insurance companies in Arkansas.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
To receive a car title for a scooter or motorcycle in Arkansas, follow these steps:

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

What languages is the written test available in?
General knowledge written tests for getting drivers licenses in Arkansas are available in English. If you need to have the test in a language other than English, contact the local AR OMV office to make arrangements for taking the test in your native language.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

What must I do to reinstate my driver’s license as a result of a DUI/DWI?
Drivers in Arkansas who have received DUI or DWI tickets must wait until their drivers license suspension period is over before they can apply to reinstate their license. To reinstate your drivers license following a DUI or DWI, follow these steps:

  • Visit a local AR OMV office
  • Complete an approved drug and alcohol education course
  • Pay the $150 drivers license reinstatement fee

Additionally, drivers may have to complete other requirements outlined by the court that handled the case.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Louisiana

What penalties will I face if I do not change my address with the DMV?
Residents of Arkansas who do not report a moving change address to the OMV in a timely manner may be subject to a fine by local law enforcement. In order to request an address change with the OMV, drivers can visit a local AR OMV office or follow these steps:

  • Print and complete a Change of Address form for Arkansas Motor Vehicle and Driver s Licenses
  • Submit the address change form by email to driverservices@dfa.arkansas.gov, or by mail to:

Attention: Room #2033, Ragland Building

Department of Finance & Administration

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203-1272

  • Pay any applicable fees

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

What penalties will I face if I do not renew my expired drivers license?
Arkansas residents have 31 days after their drivers license expiration date to renew drivers licenses. Once the grace period is over, you will have to retake the written exam to apply. Driving with an expired drivers licenses is prohibited.

To learn how to renew drivers licenses, visit a local AR Revenue Office.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

What proof of insurance can I provide when registering my car?
When you apply for car insurance in Arkansas, you must do so with an OMV-approved insurance company that provides you with the minimum liability car insurance. Once you have gone about getting car insurance, your company should issue you an insurance card. You should keep this insurance card on you at all times as proof of insurance. If your insurance company doesn t issue you an insurance card, you should ask them to provide you with one. You can also keep your insurance policy documentation in your vehicle as proof of insurance.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

What should I do if I have not received my registration tags or stickers?
Drivers in Arkansas will receive car registration renewal documentation in the mail within a couple of weeks. If you do not receive your documents, contact the Office of Motor Vehicles at 1-800-941-2580.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

What should I do if I have not received my renewed license?
Drivers applying for drivers license renewals in Arkansas must do so by visiting a local AR Revenue Office. Once you have finished the renewal process, you will be issued your new license at the office before you leave.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

What test do I need to take for my learners permit?
Arkansas residents must first pass a few tests before obtaining a permit for driving. Testing is administered by the Arkansas State Police:

  • Vision exam
  • Written knowledge test

The Arkansas Driver License Study Guide is the official published by the Arkansas State Police is the official DMV handbook to study when getting drivers permits.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

What tests do I have to take to obtain a CDL?
The type and number of tests you must take in Arkansas when completing the CDL application process depends on the type of endorsement you are applying for. All drivers must take the general knowledge test as well as the vision exam. The following endorsements require a separate skills test in addition to the general knowledge exam:

  • P – Passenger
  • S – School Buses

For more information: Arkansas Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Application

What tests will I need to take for my drivers license?
Arkansas residents applying for drivers licenses are required to pass certain tests prior to receiving a license which include:

  • A vision test
  • A written general knowledge test
  • A driving skills test

If you fail the general knowledge test, you may be required to wait a certain amount of time before retaking the test.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

What type of car insurance am I required to have?
All Arkansas drivers must possess a minimum liability insurance to operate vehicles in the state, which covers:

  • Bodily injury
  • Total bodily injury
  • Property damage

Prior to purchasing a policy, you should research car insurance quotes. There are many online car insurance companies that can provide you with the minimum insurance for a competitive price.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

What type of noncommercial license will I need?
Most non-commercial Arkansas drivers will have to apply for Class D drivers licenses. Additionally, you can also apply for the following classes of licenses:

  • Class A: operating a combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or more, as long as the GVWR of the vehicle(s) being towed is more than 10,000 pounds (18 and older)
  • Class B: single vehicle with GVWR of 26,001 pounds or more and towing a vehicle less than 10,000 pounds (18 and older)
  • Class C: single vehicle with GVWR of less than 26,001 or any vehicles towing another vehicle with a GVWR less than 10,000 pounds that is: (1) designed to transport 16 passengers or more, including driver, or (2) designed to transport hazardous materials (18 and older)
  • Class M: any motorcycle with over 250 cc’s (16 or older)
  • Class MD: any motorcycle with 250 cc’s or less (14 or older and expires on 16th birthday)

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

What will happen if I fail to get or keep car insurance?
Arkansas drivers who are found to be operating motor vehicles without proper car insurance will be assessed certain penalties. Depending on how many offenses you have on your record, you can receive fines as well as drivers license and car registration suspensions.

To reinstate car registrations that have been suspended due to failure to hold car insurance, you must buy the minimum car insurance, provide the DFA with proof of this insurance and pay the car registration reinstatement fee.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

When can I reinstate my license after it has been suspended?
You will be allowed to reinstate suspended drivers licenses in Arkansas at the end of your suspension period. The suspended drivers license reinstatement process requires you to wait the amount of time agreed upon at your court hearing, pay the reinstatement fees and submit all reinstatement documents.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

When does my car registration expire?
The date when Arkansas drivers must renew expired car registrations depends on when the car registration was initially received. Your expiration date will be included on your car registration renewal notice that is mailed out in advance.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

When does my ID card expire?
Arkansas ID cards are valid for either two or four years depending on the age of the ID card holder. Once your ID card has expired, you must visit a local AR OMV office to complete an ID card renewal. The fee for renewing ID cards is $5.

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

When must I change my address with the DMV?
Arkansas residents must notify the Arkansas OMV of their changing address when moving within 10 days. In order to request an address change with the OMV, drivers can visita local AR OMV office or follow these steps:

  • Print and complete a Change of Address form for Arkansas Motor Vehicle and Driver s Licenses
  • Submit the address change form by email to driverservices@dfa.arkansas.gov, or by mail to:

Attention: Room #2033, Ragland Building

Department of Finance & Administration

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203-1272

  • Pay any applicable fees

For more information: How to Handle a Change of Address in Arkansas

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
Arkansas residents are required to complete a Bill of Sale in the event that the seller of a vehicle would like to apply for a sales tax credit. Additionally, if you are buying a vehicle and there is no room on the car title for the seller to sign the vehicle over to you, the signature can be replaced with a completed Bill of Sale.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Alabama

When will I need to renew my license?
Drivers licenses in Arkansas expire every four years on the drivers birthday. The Department of Revenue mails out drivers license renewal notices prior to your expiration date with instructions for renewal.

To renew drivers licenses, visit a local AR Revenue Office with the notice and drivers license renewal fee.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

When will I receive a replacement license after applying?
Drivers applying to replace stolen drivers licenses in Arkansas must apply at a local State Revenue Office. In addition to providing identification documents, you must also pay the $10 drivers license replacement fee. Drivers will receive their license upon applying at the Revenue office.

For more information: Replace a Lost, Stolen, or Mutilated Arkansas Driver’s License or ID Card

Where can I check to see if my license is suspended?
Drivers in Arkansas can check the status of their drivers license by visiting a local AR DMV office. Drivers may also visit the Online Driver Record Request System to check driver record status.

For more information: Suspended License Information for Arkansas

Where can I find a local tax county collector office?
There are many different offices throughout Arkansas which allow residents to apply for a car registration replacement. To find a location, visit the local AR DMV office page.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Where can I find more information about an ignition interlock device?
In the event that you receive a DWI or DUI ticket in Arkansas, your drivers license will be suspended for a period of time depending on whether or not this is your first offense. In certain situations, the court may allow you to receive a hardship license provided you install an Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on your vehicle.

To find out more about IIDs in Arkansas, refer to the Arkansas Regulations for Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Devices. IID installers in Arkansas can be found by searching local companies in the area.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Louisiana

Where can I find my traffic or parking ticket information online?
Arkansas residents with traffic finescan find their ticket information online by visiting the Arkansas Online Court Payment system, which provides information on:

  • Traffic ticket prices
  • How to pay traffic fines
  • How to set up court dates

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

Where can I get a new drivers license?
To obtain a driving license in Arkansas, applicants must follow these steps:

  • Visit a local AR OMV office
  • Submit proof of identification
  • Submit proof of residency
  • Pass a vision exam
  • Pass a written general knowledge test
  • Pass a driving test
  • Pay the $20 driving test fee

Applicants cannot apply for a new drivers license online.

For more information: How to Apply for a New Driver’s License in Arkansas

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
If you lose an Arkansas car title while out-of-state, you may apply for a car title replacement by mail. To do so, submit a Vehicle Registration Application to the following address:

Department of Finance and Administration

Special License Unit

P O Box 1272

Little Rock, AR 72203

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

Where can I obtain an ID card?
To apply for ID cards in Arkansas, you must visit a local AR OMV office in person. There are certain identification documents you must present when completing an ID card application, as well as proof of residency and a verifiable Social Security Number. You must also pay the $5 ID card application fee.

For more information: How to Apply for an Arkansas Identification Card

Which types of vehicles need to be insured?
All motor vehicles registered in Arkansas require minimum liability car insurance. Minimum insurance requirements include injury and property damage coverage. To get car insurance in Arkansas, research car insurance quotes from OMV-approved insurance companies.

For more information: How To: Save on Arkansas Auto Insurance

Who can sign for my permit or license if I am under 18?
Driving permit applicants under 18 years old must have a parent or legal guardian present at the testing site when getting drivers permits. The parent or legal guardian must sign the drivers permit application thus giving their consent.

For more information: Learner’s Permits for Beginner Drivers in Arkansas

Why doesn’t a recent traffic ticket I received appear on my driving record?
If you find that a traffic ticket you received is not appearing on your drivers record or there are any other discrepancies, you should contact the driving records office by dialing 501-682-7207.

For more information: Your Arkansas Driving Record

Will I be required to take a vision test for a drivers license renewal?
You will not be required to take a vision test during the drivers license renewal process. However, if you renew drivers licenses after the grace period is over you will be required to retake the written drivers test. To do so, visit a local AR Revenue Office.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

Will I get a drivers license renewal notice in the mail?
Yes, drivers in Arkansas are issued drivers license renewal notices prior to their license expiration date. Drivers license renewal notices have all the information you will need for applying to renew expired drivers licenses.

You have 31 days after your drivers license expires to renew. If you do not receive a drivers license renewal notice, contact a local AR Revenue Office to notify an official.

For more information: How to Renew a Driver’s License in Arkansas

Will I have points against my driver’s license if I get a ticket?
All traffic violations in Arkansas are assigned a set amount of points that are posted to your driving record. Each week, a computer program run by the Department of Finance and Administration searches driver records and flags drivers who have a certain range of points. Penalties for points include:

  • 10-13 points: Warning letter
  • 14-17 points: Possible three-month drivers license suspension
  • 18-23 points: Possible six-month drivers license suspension
  • 24 or more points: Possible one year drivers license suspension

For more information: How to Pay a Traffic Ticket in Arkansas

Will I have to take an alcohol awareness class to reinstate my driver’s license?
Yes, Arkansas requires drivers who have received DWI or DUI tickets to take an alcohol and drug abuse awareness course to reinstate suspended drivers licenses. Driving schools must be approved by the Arkansas OMV.

For more information: DUI/DWI Information for Arkansas

Will I need to fill out an application to replace my car registration?
Yes, you must print and complete an Arkansas Vehicle Registration Application when applying for a car registration replacement. To learn more about how to replace car registration, visit a local AR DMV office. Replacing car registrations also may require you to present proof of identity. You must also pay the car registration copy fee.

For more information: How to Replace a Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
Arkansas residents applying for a car title replacement are not required to submit proof of insurance to replace car titles. However, applicants should submit a Vehicle Registration Application to a local AR DMV office. Additionally, if there is a lien on the vehicle, drivers are must submit a Permission to Issue a Replacement Title form.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Arkansas

Will I receive a renewal registration notice in the mail?
The Arkansas Office of Motor Vehicles mails out car registration renewal notices prior to the expiration date of your car registration. The notice will have complete instructions for how to renew car registrations, whether by mail, online, by phone or in person.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas

Will my registration expire on my birthday or birth month?
Car registration expiration dates in Arkansas vary based on the type of car you drive and the date you received your initial registration certificate. Car registration renewal notices are mailed out 90 days prior to your car registration expiration date.

To find out more about car registration renewal, contact a local AR State Revenue Office.

For more information: How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Arkansas