How to Renew Your Driver's License in Missouri

It’s typically free to renew a driver’s license in Missouri, but in most cases you’ll have to do so in person.
Written by Sara Brody
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Depending on your situation, you can renew your
Missouri driver’s license
by mail or in person. In most cases, this process is free, and you should expect to receive your new license by mail in 7-10 business days.
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When to renew your driver’s license in Missouri

driver’s license has an expiration date listed near the top of the card, just above your date of birth.
You can renew your license up to six months before it expires. The Department of Revenue will send you a reminder—but keep in mind that if you’ve since moved away from the address listed on your license, you may not receive it.  

How to renew your driver’s license in Missouri

In Missouri, only out-of-state military members and military dependents may renew their licenses by mail. Otherwise, you’ll have to go to the DMV in person.

Renew your license by mail

If you are an out-of-state military member or military dependent, you can use
this form
to renew your license by mail. As with in-person renewals, you’ll need to present acceptable documents for:
  • Proof of identity
  • Date of lawful status
  • Proof of social security number
  • Proof of military active duty or dependent status
If you are eligible to renew by mail, just fill out the form linked above and send it to the following address:
PO BOX 200
Since license renewals are free in Missouri except in certain rare circumstances, you needn’t attach a check, and you can expect your new license to arrive within 10 business days.

Renew your license in person

If you’re not eligible to renew your license by mail, you’ll need to go to the DMV in person to renew. 
To start, prepare documentation of the following:
  • Proof of identity
  • Date of lawful status
  • Proof of social security number
  • Proof of Missouri residency
Applicants with a current Missouri driver’s license, nondriver license, or permit record with a previously verified Social Security Number on file may be eligible to provide their number verbally to complete the required electronic verification inquiry to the Social Security Administration.
Additionally, drivers over the age of 70 with an “S” endorsement must pay a $6 renewal fee and take a skills test annually to have their licenses renewed.

Real ID and commercial licenses

Be aware that if you are requesting a
REAL ID-compliant document
, a
commercial driver’s license
, or a commercial learner’s permit, you must submit two acceptable documents as proof of Missouri residency and state of domicile. 

How long does it take to renew a Missouri driver’s license? 

Missouri’s turnaround for driver’s license renewals is quick. You should expect to receive your new license within 7-10 business days. If your license is currently expired, do not drive until receiving the new one.

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The standard grace period to renew a Missouri driver license (without having to retest) is 6 months after the expiration date on the license.
No—Missouri does not currently offer an option for any residents to renew driver’s licenses online.
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