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How to Renew a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in New Hampshire

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Renewing a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) in New Hampshire is a relatively simple process compared to applying for a new CDL.


  1. A renewal notice will be sent to you two months before your current CDL expires. Be sure to keep the DMV notified of any address change. If your CDL has been lost or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement CDL, rather than a renewal.
  2. You must renew your CDL in person, at your local driving licensing substation. No testing is required unless you have a hazardous materials endorsement on your CDL.
  3. Bring the following items with you to the local DMV office, when renewing your commercial driver's license:
  4. Your current New Hampshire commercial driver's license and the renewal notice.
  5. Identity and address proof.
  6. A completed Application for a Commercial Driver's License.
  7. Complete a vision test.
  8. A completed Medical Examination Report indicating that you have taken a physical examination approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) within the last two years.
  9. The correct renewal fees. Fees vary depending on your age and the endorsements on your CDL. This could be anywhere from $60 to $105.
    If out of state and unable to visit the local DMV office, you can apply for and receive an interim license for use till you return to New Hampshire and can renew your CDL in person. Send the interim license application to:
    Department of Safety
    Division of Motor Vehicles
    23 Hazen Drive
    Concord, NH 03305    


If your CDL includes a Hazardous Material Endorsement that you wish to retain, you must undergo a fingerprint and background check by the Transportation Security Administration. Start the process at least 30 days prior to the expiration of your CDL, to allow for sufficient processing time.

  1. You must pay a non-refundable fee of $89.25 to initiate the process. Call the Integrated Biometrics Technologies (IBT) Help Desk at 1-877-429-7746, or visit their website at
  2. Contact one of the locations listed on the IBT site to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.
  3. Bring your commercial driver's license and social security card to the IBT office on the scheduled date.
  4. An approval letter will be mailed to you from the TSA, indicating that you have successfully completed the background check. (The check may take one to eight weeks.)
  5. Take the approval to your local driving licensing substation to write the Hazmat Endorsement test. Once you successfully complete the test, the endorsement will be added to your renewed CDL.


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