Renewing Your Driver’s License in Nevada

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.

  • If over one year has passed since your license expired you must retake your written test.
  • If over one year has passed since your REAL ID license has expired you must show all identity and residency documents again.
  • If over four years have passed since your license expired you must retake your road test as well as the conditions above.

Nevada is currently moving to a new system in which drivers licenses will be valid for 8 years instead of the typical 4.

  • If you were born in an even-numbered year, you will get a 8-year license when you renew your license. To do this you must renew in person at the Nevada DMV office and pay a $42.25 fee.
  • If you were born in an odd-numbered year, you will get a 4-year license at any renewal through 2017. You will be able to renew online, by mail, or at a kiosk, with a $23.25 fee. If you renew in 2018 or later you will receive a 8-year license
  • If you are age 65 or above the age of 65 you will only receive a 4-year license.

Requirements for Renewing your NV Driver’s License

You must meet the conditions below to renew online, by kiosk, or by mail:

  • You must have held a valid license for 4 years
  • You must have renewed in person within the last 4 years
  • You must be at least 20 years old by your next birthday
  • You must no have more than two moving violations or any license revocation, license cancellation, license suspension, or license denial in the last 4 years

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:

  • For a typical 4 year renewal the fee is $23.25
  • For drivers over the age of 65: $18.25

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:

  • For a typical 4 year renewal the fee is $23.25
  • For drivers over the age of 65: $18.25

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:

  • Go to your nearest Nevada DMV office using this helpful locator.
  • Bring your expired Nevada drivers license
  • Bring additional documentation if you need to prove your immigration status
  • Complete and pass both a driving skills test and knowledge test if you meet the following conditions
  • You must no have more than two moving violations or any license revocation, license cancellation, license suspension, or license denial in the last 4 years
  • Pay the required fees for your drivers license renewal

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 to renew your license early especially if you plan on an extended trip outside of Nevada or if you an active-duty military member.

If the date of expiration on the Nevada driver’s license is than 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.