Wyoming Drivers License Renewal
To renew drivers licenses in Wyoming, drivers can complete the process by mail or in person at a local Department of Transportation office. Note that the option to renew drivers license online is not currently available in the state. The steps of renewing drivers licenses must be completed before the expiration date on your credential. Drivers completing the drivers license renewal process are also required to submit the necessary information and pay the mandatory renewal fee. Learn more about how to renew drivers licenses in Wyoming in the following sections.
How to Renew Your WY Driver's License
Wyoming drivers license renewals can be completed by mail or in person. To avoid an expired drivers license, motorists must renew their drivers licenses as quickly as possible. While the required information varies, according to the chosen renewal method, you can expect a variation of the documents below to be requested:
- Proof of identity (such as a Social Security number or passport).
- Proof of WY residency.
- A passed vision test, road test or written test.
- Payment for a required drivers license renewal fee.
When renewing drivers licenses in WY, you are required to pay the standard drivers license renewal fee. A drivers license renewal fee is $15 in the state. This fee can be paid by cash (unless renewing by mail), check or money order. Call your local WY DMV to confirm the manner of payment prior to renewing your driver's license.
When to Renew
Your Wyoming Driver's License
It is illegal to drive with an expired drivers license in the state. Standard WY Class C drivers licenses must be renewed every eight years. Drivers can begin renewing drivers licenses in Wyoming up to six months prior to the license expiration. You will receive your drivers license renewal notice within 120 days of your current license expiring. Note that license renewal can take up to 60 days to process. Drivers short on time should consider completing a drivers license renewal in person at a local WY DOT.
Driving with an expired drivers license in Wyoming is illegal and can result in a fine, traffic court or points added onto your driving record. Drivers who allow their drivers license to expire must apply for a new license and re-take the written and driving exams. If you have an expired drivers license you must complete the drivers license renewal in person at your local WY DOT. You are strongly advised to make an appointment first to avoid extensive wait time. Once you have made your appointment and visited the DMV, you will be asked to submit the following documents:
- Two documents proving identity.
- Proof of WY residency.
- Passed vision test, written test or road test.
Note: Drivers who are required to pass additional testing are recommended to first complete an online practice test to improve their chances of passing.
Requirements To Renew A Wyoming License
Drivers renewing drivers licenses in Wyoming must have a currently valid drivers license. Licenses that are suspended, revoked, or canceled for any reason will not be eligible for drivers license renewal until the driving privileges are reinstated. Drivers with a valid drivers license must follow the requirements for their corresponding license renewal method. While the requirements may vary, all drivers will be asked to submit some form of the following information:
- Proof of identity.
- Proof of Social Security Number.
- Proof of physical residence in the state of Wyoming (such as a lease agreement, pay stub, or utility bill).
- Payment for the WY drivers license renewal fee.
Renewing An WY Suspended License
Drivers license renewal for suspended, revoked or canceled drivers license in Wyoming is not permitted. In order to renew drivers licenses that are suspended, you must first reinstate your driving privileges. In order to reinstate driving privileges, drivers may be required to attend traffic court, pay any outstanding fines or pass a written and/or on road exam. It is highly recommended that drivers who need to retake a written exam first complete an online practice test to improve their likelihood of passing. Once you have reinstated all driving privileges you may continue renewing drivers licenses in WY.
WY Drivers License Online Renewal
The option to renew drivers license online in Wyoming is not currently available. To renew drivers licenses, you must do so by mail or in person. To learn more about how to renew drivers licenses in Wyoming, review the sections below.
Renewing Your WY Drivers License In-Person
WY drivers license renewal is a process that must be completed every eight years at a Department of Transportation branch. Those drivers who are renewing drivers licenses in person at a WY DMV office are encouraged to first make an appointment to avoid long wait periods. Once you have made your appointment, gather the following documents:
- Your current Wyoming drivers license.
- A completed drivers license form.
- A valid U.S passport or birth certificate.
- Two documents providing proof of address, such as a recent bank statement, current rental contract or recent utility bill.
- Payment for the WY drivers license renewal fee.
Note: Depending on the current status of your drivers license, you may be required to complete a vision test, road test or knowledge exam. Drivers who are required to complete a written exam are recommended to first take an online practice test to improve their chances of successfully passing.
Renewing Your WY Drivers License by Mail
Drivers may only complete a drivers license renewal in WY by mail once every eight years. Note that this process can take up to 60 days before issuance of a new license. If you recently changed your address or currently have a suspended license, you will not be eligible for renewing drivers licenses by mail. Drivers that are eligible to renew by mail must submit the following:
- A completed drivers license renewal application.
- Two documents proving your residency in Wyoming.
- A forwarding request for renewed drivers licenses sent to an out-of-state address.
- Payment for the driver's license renewal fee.
Non US Citizen
Non U.S. citizens are eligible for drivers license renewal in Wyoming. To complete this process, you must visit a local DMV office. Be aware that you will be required to present a valid residency card, along with proof of residency in the state and payment for the drivers license renewal fee.
Note: Only non residents with valid permanent residency or temporary residency cards are eligible to renew drivers licenses in Wyoming.
Out-of-State Military Renewal
Out-of-state military members are eligible to renew drivers license by mail while deployed. If you are currently an active military member you may request an "I" designation to be added onto your drivers license as long as your application is accompanied by a copy of your active duty orders or your military ID. To renew drivers licenses by mail as a member of active duty, continue reading below.
Drivers License Extensions
Drivers license extensions are automatically granted to active members of the U.S. military. This extension allows all military drivers licenses to remain valid until up to six months after deployment or return to the state of Wyoming. This extension is also available to the spouses and dependent family members of active duty members. Members of the US military may also have their drivers license renewal fees waived.