Renewing your license doesn't have to be a complicated or annoying process. Below is a guide on how to renew your Nevada driver’s license.
When to Renew your Nevada Driver’s license
The expiration date or renewal on your license will let you know when to renew your Nevada drivers license. You are able to renew by mail, in person, or online within 30 days of the expiry date. If the license exceeds this 30 day period you will have to renew your license in person at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office and you will be charged a $10 late fee. Renew your license as soon as possible and do not drive with an expired license as that could result in a citation.
There are also some special conditions that you must meet if you renew your license well after the renewal date.
Nevada is currently moving to a new system in which drivers licenses will be valid for 8 years instead of the typical 4.
Requirements for Renewing your NV Driver’s License
You must meet the conditions below to renew online, by kiosk, or by mail:
Renewing your Nevada drivers license online:
The first step to renewing your Nevada drivers license online is going to the Nevada DMV website:
When on the website, enter the required personal information. Have your renewal notice handy because you will need the access code that can be found on the notice. If you did not receive a notice contact the Nevada DMV office directly.
Next pay the Nevada Drivers license renewal fee:
The renewed driver's license should arrive within 10 business days by mail.
Renewing your Nevada drivers license in person at a Kiosk
To renew at a kiosk you must bring along your renewal notice as it has your access code. YOu cannot complete a late renewal at a kiosk.
Once you are at the kiosk follow the instructions that appear on the screen and input the information it asks you. There will be an $3 processing fee in addition these renewal fees:
Renewing your Nevada driver's license By Mail
To pay by mail fill out the information on your renewal notice. To pay your renewal fee you will need to pay with either money order, check, or a credit/debit card authorization using form VP-205. Do not send cash as it will not be accepted.
For more information on mail renewal and to see if you qualify visit the Nevada DMV office website. If you are an out-of-state Nevada resident call 775-684-4560 to see if you qualify for by Mail renewal.
Renewing your Nevada drivers license in person at the Nevada DMV office
If you do not qualify to renew by mail, by kiosk, online, or if you just like talking to people you can also renew your license at the Nevada DMV office. You must renew at the DMV office if you received a postcard requesting you renew at the DMV office.
Follow these simple steps to renew your license at the Nevada DMV office:
Once you complete the steps at the DMV office you will get a temporary license until you receive your new driver's license in the mail.
Renewing your driver's license early in Nevada
You can renew your license at any time in person at the Nevada DMV office. The Nevada DMV office recommends renewing your license early especially if you plan on an extended trip outside of Nevada or if you are an active-duty military member.
If the date of expiration on the Nevada driver's license is 6 months away, the new date of expiration will be set four or eight years ahead. If the expiration date is between 6 months to 1 year than the driver's license will be set to three or seven years ahead.
If you have any lingering questions please check out the official Nevada DMV website.