How To Renew Your Massachusetts Drivers License

Need to renew your Massachusetts drivers license? We've collected helpful information that will save you some time, and we offer links to resources that will get you going in the right direction. Select from the options below to get started.

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1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the RMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local RMV.

3: Via a RMV office

If your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at your local RMV office. Varying RMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the RMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your RMV allows you to make a personal appointment.

Renewing Your Massachusetts Drivers License

To renew your license, you'll need to go to your local RMV office or renew online. You need to renew seven days before your birthday to ensure you receive your new one before your current license expires. Here are the steps you need to take to renew your license in Massachusetts:

To complete a Massachusetts driver's license renewal online, you will need to do the following:

  • Enter your license number, name, date of birth and Social Security number
  • You will be asked a few more questions to determine eligibility
  • If you can't renew online, you’ll be able to download documents which you can fill out and take with you to the RMV office.
  • Pay $50 renewal fee

Note: Those that are 75 or older must renew at the RMV office.

In Person

  • Pass a vision test
  • Provide a valid Social Security number or a Social Security Denial Notice that's not more than 30 days old
  • The receipt you get can be used as your temporary license until the new one arrives in the mail, which usually takes about two weeks.
  • If you have any warrants, tickets, or haven’t paid any child support, you cannot renew your license.

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