Renewing Your License
Happy Birthday!Is your license up for renewal?
Be Sure to Check Your License Expiration Date!
The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles will no longer mail out renewal notices. Be sure to renew at least seven days before your birthday to ensure that you receive your new license before your old license expires.
You may be able to renew online instead of in line. The RMV express lane is always open.
Your Massachusetts license is valid for a maximum of five (5) years and expires on your birthday. You may renew your license up to one (1) year prior to the expiration date by going to any RMV full service or license express office. You may also be eligible to renew your license online.
The temporary photo-imaging license you receive during your renewal is valid for 30 days, and your new Photo-Imaging License will be mailed to your address of record.
Current renewal fees can be found on our fee chart .
If you choose to renew your Driver's License before your 21st birthday, you will receive a vertical license with the words "Under 21" printed on it. However, if you renew your license on or after your 21st birthday, you will receive a standard horizontal license that does not have the words "Under 21" printed on it.
If you have any outstanding parking, excise or abandoned vehicle tickets, you must obtain releases from the city or town concerned in order to renew your license. If your driver's license is marked nonrenewable due to E-ZPass MA violations, a customer service representative in our telephone center can collect the fees for the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority and clear the non-renewal status. We accept MasterCard, VISA, and Discover. For an outstanding warrant, a recall notice from the court will be required. If you have outstanding child support obligations, your license may be suspended and you will not be able to renew it until the Department of Revenue has removed your nonpayment status. For more information regarding outstanding Child Support obligations, please contact the Department of Revenue at 1-800-332-7233.
To Renew your License
Complete a Class D, M, or D/M License and ID Card Application. This form is available at any RMV branch or you may download it from the Download Forms section of our web site.
Bring the completed form, appropriate fee and required documentation to any RMV full service office or license express.