Renewing Your License

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.

Eligible Class D and/or Class M license holders may renew their license online.

Note: You are not eligible to renew online and must renew in person if:

  • your last license renewal was processed online
  • your license photo is nine (9) years older
  • you are 75 years of age or older at the time of renewal

Commercial driver's license holders must renew in person at an RMV Branch office.

Fees

Current renewal fees can be found on our fee chart .

Turning 21?

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.

Non Renewals

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 Contact 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

To renew in person you will need to bring a completed application for license renewal along with the appropriate renewal fee. For your convenience there are also License/ID Express Kiosks for License or MA ID Renewals available at specified Branches.

AAA members can renew their license or MA ID card at select AAA locations that offer RMV services.

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