Renew or Replace Your Florida Driver License or ID Card

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General Information

Customers must renew their Florida driver license or ID poster every eight years. The passing date is listed on the certificate. Florida driver license holders may renew their certificate up to 18 months in promote of the passing date and ID card holders may renew 12 months in advance of the termination date .
Drivers can replace their driver license or ID circuit board anterior to its passing if the certificate is lost, stolen or they need to make an update. The succeed may require a replacement certificate .

  • If there is a change of address, Florida driver license or ID card holders have 30 days to update their address on the credential.
  • If there is a name change, Florida driver license or ID card holders must update their name with the Social Security Administration prior to updating their name on the credential and they must present an original or certified court order of marriage certificate when applying to change the name on their driver license or ID card.
  • If a driver license or ID card is lost or stolen.
  • If a customer wishes to add or update a designation or other information listed on the credential.
  • Important: Effective February 15, 2021, customers with Class E driver licenses that have been expired for more than one year will be required to complete the Class E knowledge exam and vision exam prior to obtaining a valid Class E driver license. The Class E knowledge exam may be completed up to one year before applying for a Class E driver license. If the period between completion of the Class E knowledge exam and application for a Class E driver license exceeds one year, retesting of the knowledge exam will be required prior to issuance.

For a list of fees to renew or replace a certificate, please visit our fees page.

For more information about obtaining a Florida driver license, please visit our driver license page .

Renew Online

FLHSMV offers a quick, commodious way to renew your driver license or ID card on-line at MyDMV Portal. The comply driver license services are offered through MyDMV Portal :

  • Renew a driver license
    • Florida offers an online convenience renewal service for customers every other renewal period. Visit MyDMV Portal to see if you are eligible.
  • Update the address on your driver license or ID card.
  • Replace a lost or stolen credential.

To renew or replace a certificate on-line, the department must verify a customer ’ s Social Security number. If the department is unable to verify, the customer must follow up with the Social Security Administration.

For a list of fees to renew or replace a certificate, please visit our fees page .
Customers using MyDMV Portal should receive their certificate in the mail within 2-3 weeks from the transaction. A $ 2.00 march tip is assessed to the total transaction. Customers can receive an e-mail confirmation receipt of the transaction. On the payment confirmation page customers must select ‘ yes ’, enter an e-mail address, and chatter ‘ Send Email Confirmation ’ for the information to be emailed.

Renew in Office

Customers may visit any driver license overhaul center statewide to renew or replace their certificate. Please visit our locations page for a full moon list .
Customers must go into an office :

  • If a customer used the online convenience service on their last renewal.
  • If a customer is not REAL ID compliant.
  • If a customer wishes to update their photo.
  • If the customer is changing their name using an original or certified court order or marriage certificate.
  • If a customer wishes to add or remove a designation, or has a court order to update their credential.
  • If a customer is getting a Florida driver license or ID card for the first time.
  • If the customer holds a commercial driver license.
  • If the license has the word “TEMPORARY” printed on it.

For information regarding what to bring to renew or replace a certificate, please visit our What To Bring page .

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