To receive a driver’s license renewal in Wyoming, drivers are required to submit an application by mail or in-person to their nearest WY Department of Transportation (WYDOT). WY drivers are expected to submit a DMV license renewal application at least once every eight years. To request a renewal, applicants must complete an application form and gather supporting documentation as proof of meeting the state’s eligibility requirements. In addition, every complete application packet must be accompanied by the appropriate processing fee.

Drivers cannot renew a driver’s license online in Wyoming like in some states, but they can use the state’s web portal to learn more information about the renewal process. Licenses issued in Wyoming are REAL ID-compliant and therefore accepted as valid proof of identification at federal locations across the country. Wyoming residents who are temporarily out-of-state can submit an application by mail during every other renewal cycle. Read on to find out everything you need to know to renew your license in Wyoming.

Eligibility for Drivers License Renewal in Wyoming

Wyoming Drivers License

Note: Drivers can locate the expiration date of their current WY driver’s license directly above their date of birth.

Before visiting a driver’s license office to submit a renewal request, all WY drivers registered in the state should receive a renewal notice in the mail about four months before their document’s expiration date. This notice will tell the driver where to renew a driver’s license nearest to their home address and any specific renewal instructions that the driver is required to meet.

Applicants who do not want a REAL ID-compliant license can receive their document by meeting fewer requirements than applicants who would like a license that is up to federal standards. Drivers applying for a renewed REAL ID license must usually provide the following supporting application material:

  • Valid U.S. passport or state-certified birth certificate
  • Proof of Social Security Number (SSN) through a W-2 form, IRS tax form, SSN card, etc.
  • Two current proofs of Wyoming residency, such as a recent utility bill or bank statement
  • Proof of a name change, such as a marriage certificate (if applicable)

Instances When You Cannot Renew Your Drivers License in Wyoming

In many cases, even drivers with an expired driver’s license can be found eligible for renewal in Wyoming if they meet the other necessary requirements. Non-citizens are not eligible to renew by mail, however, along with drivers who completed a renewal by mail during the previous renewal cycle.

Wyoming DMV License Renewal Options

The WYDOT states that all applicants for a renewal should submit a request in-person at a licensing agency. Information on licensing locations around the state can be requested from WYDOT in order to find where to renew a driver’s license. Only applicants who are temporarily out-of-state are encouraged to submit an application by mail.

How to Renew Your Drivers License in Person

To understand how to renew a driver’s license in-person in Wyoming, drivers can review the application form that outlines every requirement of the process. Luckily, submitting the driver’s license renewal application in-person is a relatively straightforward process that can be completed in a few steps. Not all applicants will be asked to provide the same supporting material because the criteria depends on what the driver presented to WYDOT during his or her last license issuance. The basic process to submit a driver’s license renewal form in-person at a Wyoming licensing agency is:

  1. Locate your nearest WYDOT licensing station. Schedule an appointment for submission if possible at your WYDOT location.
  2. Gather the necessary supporting material in acceptable formats, including proof of ID, residency, lawful presence in the U.S., etc.
  3. Print or pick up the WY Driver License Application form. Complete, sign and date it.
  4. Head into your nearest Driver Licensing agency.
  5. Take a vision exam or get the Vision Evaluation form completed by a competent doctor. If necessary, complete the Medical Evaluation form as well.
  6. Retake your license photo.
  7. Submit your complete application packet and receive a temporary license. Wait to receive your new permanent license in the mail.

How to Renew Your Driving License by Mail

Any drivers registered in Wyoming, who are active duty military personnel or are temporarily out of the state can submit a DMV license renewal request by mail-in submission in just a few quick steps. Drivers wondering how to renew a driver’s license by mail should note that the cost for renewal does not change based on the request method. Drivers should receive their renewal notice in the mail about 120 days before their license is due to expire, but they can renew before receiving the notice if desired.

Wyoming residents who are temporarily outside of the state can follow these instructions to submit a DMV license renewal request by mail:

  1. Gather the necessary supporting material in acceptable formats, including proof of ID, residency, lawful presence in the U.S., etc.
  2. Get a vision exam done within the year before you plan on renewing. Have the doctor complete the Driver Vision Evaluation form.
  3. Print or use the WY Driver License Application form mailed to you. Complete, sign and date it.
  4. Make a check or money order out for the application fee.
  5. Complete a Forward Request form to receive your new license at an address other than that listed on your license, if applicable.
  6. Package the application, supporting material, application fee and envelope and mail it to:
Driver Services-WYDOT
5300 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY  82009-3340

Military Renewal in Wyoming

Driver’s license renewal requirements for active duty members of the military and their families are a little different. WY drivers in this situation are eligible to request a driver’s license renewal by mail as often as they need. Once the driver returns to Wyoming, however, he or she is obligated to visit WYDOT to receive a new permanent license with an updated photo. The WYDOT will issue a letter to the military member stating that an extended license is valid as long as it is accompanied by a valid active duty military card.

The typical driving license renewal fee is waived for active duty personnel and discounted for their family members. Most other application requirements, such as providing proof of passing a vision exam, are required of military members and their families as well in Wyoming.

Wyoming REAL ID Drivers License Renewal

Drivers completing a DMV license renewal in Wyoming will receive a REAL ID-compliant license. Licenses that are REAL ID-compliant meet federal standards and can therefore be used to access federal areas across the country.

Wyoming Drivers License Renewal Fees

In Wyoming, the driving license renewal fee is $30 for all basic class C licenses, regardless of application method. There is an additional $6 fee if you are renewing a motorcycle class license.

Last updated on Tuesday, March 3 2020.