Can I renew my driver’s license online in California?
It looks like my license is about to expire so I’m going to need to renew soon. I hate driving through LA traffic just to sit at the DMV, though. Is there any way I can just renew my California driver’s license online?
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Driving through traffic is a chore in the best of times. Driving through it just to sit at a Los Angeles DMV might seem like a cruel and unusual punishment.
Luckily, California does allow you to renew your driver’s license online. However, you will need to meet the following requirements to be eligible to do so:
- You did NOT complete your last two renewals online
- You have no changes to your personal information or address
- You’re NOT applying for a REAL ID compliant license for the first time
- You’re NOT renewing a commercial driver’s license
If you’re eligible for online renewal, you can complete the process through California DMV’s online portal. There will be a $39 renewal fee along with a 2.1% processing fee if you use a debit or credit card—you can also pay directly from your bank account at no additional cost.
You should receive your renewed license in the mail within two to four weeks.
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