No one likes having to renew their driver’s license.
Thankfully, in Utah, the process is SUPER simple.
And we’ll make it even easier by going over the Utah driver’s license renewal process with you.
We’ll show you the steps for each of the available channels.
We’ll also talk about the requirements.
What’s more, we’ll answer your frequently asked questions about driver’s license renewal in Utah.
So are you ready?
How to Renew A Driver’s License in Utah
In Utah, driver’s license holders have two options to renew: online and in person.
Unfortunately, the option to renew by mail was removed in 2010 — so you can’t do that anymore.
That said, let’s just walk you through the two options…
How to Renew Your UT Driver’s License Online
The online process is the easiest and fastest way to get your driver’s license renewed.
However, you can only take part in this if you receive an email or mailed notice informing you that you can renew online.
Now, this notice will have a PIN in it, which you have to input into the online portal.
Most of the time, those receiving an online renewal notice are those who:
- Renewed their driver’s license in person the last time (you can only renew online every other cycle)
- Don’t need to take a knowledge test (this is required for those with a suspended or revoked license, have at least 6 points in their record, or are renewing an expired license after 6 months)
Also, take note that this notice is only given 90 days before your license’s expiration date. So if you’re planning to renew earlier, you might need to renew in person.
So you received the online renewal notice — here’s what you need to do:
- Go to the Utah Driver’s License Online Renewal Portal.
- Input the following information:
- Last Name
- Driver License Number
- Date Issued
- PIN (found on your notice)
- Follow the prompts you see on the screen.
- Pay the $52 renewal fee through a credit or debit card.
- Receive the PDF version of your temporary driver’s license. Print this document and bring it with you when you drive to show that you’ve already renewed your license.
- Wait for your new driver’s license to be mailed to you. This can take anywhere between 4 to 6 weeks.
That was easy, right?
|NOTE: If you lost your notice, you can contact the Utah government’s customer service hotline at 801.965. 4437 or toll-free at 888.353. 4224.
How to Renew Your UT Driver’s License In-Person
Yes, renewing in person is never fun.
But if you aren’t allowed to renew online, this is the only choice you have.
Also, if you need to renew much earlier (you can renew 6 months before the expiration date), then in-person renewal is a must.
Don’t fret — the process is still rather easy.
Just follow these steps for in-person renewals:
- Fill out and submit the online application (click here).
- When you complete the application, you will be directed to schedule a renewal appointment.
- Provide the following documents on your appointment:
- Your driver’s license
- Proof of Utah address (or proof of address change, which you can also upload online here).
- Proof of Social Security Number
- Proof of name change (if applicable)
- Get your photo taken for your new license.
- Take and pass a vision test.
- Take and pass a knowledge test. This is only if you have a suspended or revoked license, have at least 6 points on your record, or are renewing a license that was expired for more than 6 months.
- Pay the renewal fee of $52 or $27 (for those 65+ years old) through cash, credit/debit card, money order, or check.
- Surrender your old driver’s license and receive your temporary driver’s license. You can use this to drive around.
- Wait for your official driver’s license to arrive by mail within 4 to 6 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions About Utah Driver’s License Renewal
The Utah driver’s license renewal process, both online and in-person, is very straightforward.
But you might still have some questions…
When Does My Utah Driver’s License Expire?
A Utah-issued driver’s license expires every 8 years on your birthday. Your exact license expiration date is found on your license.
For licenses issued to those below 21 years old, the expiry date will be 5 years or when you turn 21 years old. Once you renew that, you will be given an adult driver’s license.
Can I Renew My Utah Driver’s License by Mail?
Unfortunately, the renewal by mail option has been suspended.
You can only renew your Utah driver’s license online (if you receive a notice with a PIN) or in person.
Do I Need to Make an Appointment to Renew My License in Utah?
Yes, you must schedule an appointment to renew your driver’s license at a Utah driver’s license office.
Can I Renew My License if it is Expired in Utah?
Yes, you can still renew your license even if it has expired. However, if it has expired for more than 6 months, you will have to renew in person and take a written knowledge exam. You will also be asked to pay some penalty fees.
How Much Does it Cost to Renew Your Utah Driver’s License?
The Utah driver’s license renewal fee is $52 for people aged 18-64. For those who are 65 and above, the renewal fee is only $27.
For driving privilege cards (those that are issued to non-US citizens), the renewal fee is $23.
Can I Renew My Utah Driver’s License Online Without a PIN?
No, you can’t renew your driver’s license online without a PIN. The PIN is one of the details you need to input on the portal so you can proceed with your online renewal.
What Happens if You Drive With an Expired License in Utah?
If you drive with an expired license and you get caught, you will face a fine of $50.
And that’s how to go through the Utah driver’s license renewal process.
It wasn’t so complicated, right?
Sure, doing in-person renewals might take some time — but if you just do the right steps, it’ll be over in no time.
If you’re lucky to take part in online renewal, then even better!
Now that you know the process, go ahead and renew your Utah driver’s license today.