Nevada Driver’s License Renewal (A Complete 2023 Guide)

Nevada Driver’s License Renewal (A Complete Guide)

It’s that time again…

…The time when you need to renew your Nevada driver’s license

Now, whether you’re renewing for the first time or want to know if there were any changes made to the process, we have an updated guide for you. 

Here, we’ll walk you through ALL the requirements and steps to the Nevada driver’s license renewal process this 2023. We’ll go through all the methods, too. 

And, we won’t leave anything out, so you won’t be left with any questions. 

Are you ready?

Let’s dive right in! 

How to Renew A Driver’s License in Nevada

In Nevada, there are 3 methods to renew your driver’s license. These are: 

  • Online
  • In Person
  • By Mail

Let’s go through the requirements and steps for each method. 

How to Renew A Nevada Driver’s License Online 

To be eligible for online renewal, you need to meet these requirements: 

  • The renewal notice sent by the DMV says you are eligible. 
  • You are at least 16 to 70 years old.
  • You have a 4- or 8-year non-commercial driver’s license (commercial driver’s license holders are required to renew in person).
  • Your driver’s license is still valid or hasn’t expired for more than a year. 
  • You haven’t had more than two moving violations.
  • Your last renewal was NOT done online. 

For those who are eligible, here are the steps: 

  • Go to myDMV and log in (you can easily create an account for free if you don’t have one yet.
  • Follow the license renewal instructions. 

NOTE: If you need to change your address, you can do so online via the Address Change feature.

  • Pay the license fee with a credit/debit card:
    • For those below 65 years old – $41.25
    • For those 65 and above – $22. 25 
  • Print the interim document that will serve as your new license. Your official license will be mailed to your current address within 10 business days.

And just like that, you’re done. 

Convenient, right?

How to Renew A Nevada Driver’s License In Person

If your renewal notice says that you need to renew in person, then you have no choice but to visit your nearest DMV. 

You also need to renew in person if:

  • You are 71 years old and above
  • You have at least three moving violations
  • You have previously renewed online or by mail
  • Your license has expired for at least 1 year

If so, follow these steps to make your renewal:

  • Prepare these documents before you go to the DMV office:
    • Proof of identity
    • Proof of any name changes (if applicable)
    • Proof of Social Security Number
    • 2 proofs of residence in Nevada
    • Filled up application form

NOTE: Check this list for accepted documents to bring. 

  • Pass the vision exam (if required). 
  • Pass the written exam (if your license has expired more than a year OR if you have 3 or more moving violations). 
  • Pass a driving test (for seniors that have incapabilities in driving) 
  • Pay the license fee of $41.25 for those below 65 years old OR $22.25 for those above 65 years old. You can pay with cash, money order, check, or credit/debit card. 
  • Receive your old license and interim license that you can use when you drive. Your new license will be mailed to you within 10 business days. 

Sure, going to a DMV office is less convenient, but the steps are still pretty easy. So no need to worry about that. 

How to Renew A Nevada Driver’s License By Mail

Only a select few can renew their driver’s licenses by mail. 

Here are the eligibility requirements for mail renewal: 

  • You are out-of-state during the renewal period
  • You are part of the military (applicable to the spouse and children of those in the military)
  • Your last renewal was NOT done by mail. 

Now, to renew by mail, follow the steps: 

  • Make a license payment of $41.25 (if below 65 years old) OR $22.25 (if above 65 years old. 

NOTE: You can pay with a check, money order, or credit/debit card. If you choose the last option, you need to send a Payment Authorization Form

  • Mail the application form and the payment to:

555 Wright Way

Carson City

NV 89711

Fax: (775) 684-4797

  • Wait for your new driver’s license to arrive via mail. 

Remember, mail renewal will take some time, so be sure to do it in advance. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Still have some questions about renewing your Nevada driver’s license? These FAQs might help! 

When does my Nevada driver’s license expire?

Your license expires every 4 or 8 years. The 8-year license is for drivers that are below 65 years old, while the 4-year license is for drivers above 65 years old. 

For the specific expiration date, please check your driver’s license card. 

Is there a grace period for expired driver’s licenses in Nevada? 

Yes, you are allowed to renew your driver’s license 30 days after the expiry date. If you go over 30 days, you will need to pay an additional late fee of $10. 

Can I renew my Nevada driver’s license at a kiosk?

Unfortunately, you can’t renew your driver’s license at a kiosk. You have to go to a DMV office if renewing in person. 

Kiosks can only do vehicle registration renewals, duplicate registration and decal, driver history printout, and insurance suspension reinstatement. 

How much does it cost to renew your Nevada driver’s license?

The fee for an 8-year license is $41.25, and for a 4-year license, it is $22.25. If you are renewing more than 30 days from your license’s expiry date, you need to pay an additional $10. 

At what age do seniors have to take a driving test in Nevada?

There is no set age for when you will be required to take a driving test. If you are asked to renew in person, the DMV may request you take a driving test if they deem that you may have incapabilities in driving. 

Do you need an eye test to renew your license in Nevada?

If you are asked to renew in person, you will most likely be asked to take a vision exam. 

What documents do I need to renew my driver’s license in Nevada?

You need to show these documents to renew your Nevada driver’s license:

  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of any name changes (if applicable)
  • Proof of your Social Security Number
  • 2 proofs of residence in Nevada

Check this page to know all the accepted documents. 


And that was your updated Nevada driver’s license renewal requirements. 

Are you eligible for online renewal? Then we highly suggest you take this route. 

Need to do it in person? Then don’t worry, the steps are very simple. 

What if you’re out of state? Then you can do mail renewal, of course. 

As you can see, renewing your driver’s license is easy! 

So what are you waiting for?

If you need to renew your Nevada driver’s license, you should do it today. You now know all the requirements and steps!

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