You must be at least 24 – 70 years old to renew online or through License eXpress. Other restrictions may apply.
Securely renew and update your driver license or ID card, vehicles, motorcycles, trailers, boats and their addresses all in one place!
To learn more, see What is License eXpress.
You may renew:
Because your residence address is on your driver license, make sure it’s updated. If needed, please change your address before you renew.
You can renew up to 1 year before your license expires. Typically, it expires on your birthday every 6 years.
If you renew before you’re 21 your new license will be in the vertical format for minors. To get a horizontal-format license, you must be 21 years old.
If you don’t get it within 30 days, contact us at email@example.com.
When you get your driver license or ID card, we may ask if you’re a twin or triplet. Answering this question is strictly voluntary.
We share this information with the University of Washington Twin Registry. The Registry will contact you and ask if you’d like to join the Twin Registry. Periodically, as a Twin Registry member you may be invited to participate in scientific studies developed by prominent scientists from around the world. Learn more about this exciting program on the UW Twin Registry website.
You don’t need to renew during the term of your military service if you’re:
Your driver license remains valid as long as you’re on duty. For more information, see Military personnel.
You can ignore the notice or send us a copy of the death certificate by:
The death certificate is issued by the county medical examiner or coroner. After it’s issued, the Department of Health notifies us — this can take several months. As soon as we receive the notice, we’ll update their record. This should stop all future correspondence.
You don’t have to return the person’s license or ID card. You can keep it as a memento if you wish or discard it.