Renew your EDL/EID
You can renew:
- By mail if you received our letter stating you can renew. When mailing your renewal, be sure to include all of the following:
- The payment coupon.
- A check or money order for the fees.
- In person at a driver licensing office:
- If you’ve changed your name after you got your EDL/EID, you must renew at an EDL/EID office location.
- To renew your EDL:
- Show us your current or expired Washington EDL.
- Pass the vision screening exam. You may be asked to take other exams to determine if you can safely operate a vehicle.
- Pay the renewal fee. If you’re renewing 60 days or more after it’s expired, you’ll be charged a late fee.
- To renew your EID:
- Show us your current or expired Washington EID.
- Pay the renewal fee.
When you renew, we match your residence address with the United States Postal Service (USPS). If it doesn’t match, you’ll be required to provide documents that verify your address. In many cases, addresses that don’t match with USPS are new construction or in rural areas that don’t receive mail delivery.
To verify your address
To find out which documents you should bring to verify your address, see: Proof of Washington state residence.
Check if you need proof of residence
Find out if your address matches the USPS: http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp. If the search results don’t match, or no results are found, you may want to bring verification of your address when you renew.
Frequently asked questions
How can I tell when my EDL/EID expires?
It’s located on your license. Typically, your license expires on your birthday every 5 years.
How far in advance can I renew my EDL/EID?
- If you’re eligible to renew online, you can renew up to 6 weeks before it expires.
- If you renew in person, you can renew up to 1 year before it expires.
What if I’ve changed my name or address?
See Update your EDL/EID.