How do you renew a driver's license in Florida?

My Florida driver’s license will expire in three weeks, but I’m out of state for the next two months. How can I renew my driver’s license?

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Answer provided by
Andrea Barrett
Answered on May 12, 2022
Having a valid driver’s license is essential to avoid unnecessary fines. There are two options to renew your driver’s license in Florida: eitherrenew online through the Florida DMV website or visit a local DMV branch and renew in person.
To renew online, here’s what you need to do:
  • Head to the MyDMV Portal on the FLHSMV website to see if you’re eligible to renew online
  • Have your Social Security number verified (if it’s unable to be verified, you’ll have to follow up with the Social Security Administration)
  • Follow the instructions on the online portal
You will receive your credentials by mail within 2-3 weeks from the transaction date. There is a $2.00 processing fee for online renewals.
To renew in person at a DMV office, here’s what you need to do:
  • Gather the required documents (one original document with full name, social security number, proof of residential address)
  • Find your local Florida DMV
  • Turn in your current license
  • Pass the vision test
  • Provide the required documents
  • Pay the renewal fee
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