What States Allow You to Renew Your Driver's Licence Online?


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Online driver's license renewal is available in nearly 30 states including Alaska, Colorado, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Washington, as of January 2016. States vary with respect to their requirements for online renewal, including age of driver and timing of renewal.

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Many states allow online renewal in alternate years. Alaska, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Indiana fall into this category, as do Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts and Michigan. Other states allowing every other year online renewal of driver's licenses include Mississippi, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico and Rhode Island, as well as South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Washington. Online license renewal is also available in alternate years in the District of Columbia.

Some states limit online renewal to two consecutive times. These states include California, Colorado and Hawaii.

Age restrictions exist in some states, such that people over a certain age are not eligible for online renewal. States with such restrictions include Alaska, California, Georgia, Illinois and Indiana. Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts and Nebraska also have age restrictions on online license renewals, as do Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

As of January 2016, states without online license renewal include Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut and Delaware. Other states without online renewal are Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky and Minnesota, as well as Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota and Ohio. Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Vermont and West Virginia do not have online renewal options, nor do Wisconsin and Wyoming.

Montana is scheduled to begin online license renewals in January 2017, as of January 2016.

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