|First...||Read the requirements and restrictions on this page.
Use these instructions to renew your driver license by mail. You can renew by mail from another state or country.
Note:Read the instructions in the form MV-2 non-driver ID card renewal notice sent to you by mail. You can renew by mail if your Social Security Number has been verified.
You cannot renew by mail if your Social Security Number has not been verified. You must renew at a DMV office and show your Social Security Card or proof that you are not eligible for a Social Security Card. See the proof of identity requirements.
To replace a lost photo document, see the instructions to replace a lost photo document.
|Next...||Get the forms.
Download form MV-44, form MV-44.1 and form MV-619. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader®. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader®, get the instructions.
|Then...||Determine the fee.
Use the chart to determine the amount of your fee.
|Last...||Complete the forms. Mail the forms, fee and proofs of identity.
Mail the completed forms to the address shown on this page. Include a personal check or a money order for the fee and the copies of your proofs of identity.
All drivers must take a vision test when they renew their driver licenses. You can take the vision test by two methods:
Read the instructions on form MV-44.1, and complete form MV-44. Make sure that you answer the questions on the back (page 2) of form MV-44. Sign your name in the space provided on form MV-44. If you do not know your DMV Client ID Number, write your full name and date of birth exactly as shown on your photo document.
Copy your proofs of identity and send the photocopies with your application. See form ID-44 (Proofs of Identity for Learner Permit, Driver License, and Non-Driver ID Card). Note: Form MV-44.1 states that photocopies are not acceptable, but photocopies are acceptable if you apply by mail. If you lost your photo driver license, you must send photocopies of other proofs of identity that equal a value of six points. If you do not have proofs of identity that equal a value of six points, you must apply at a DMV office. Bring all the proofs of identity that you have to the office.
You can have your document sent to an address that is different from the address on your document. Include a separate note and clearly print the alternate address. Do not write the alternate address on form MV-44. The mailing address you write on form MV-44 is the address that is listed on your photo document and your DMV record.
If your current document is marked "VALID WITHOUT PHOTO" and your photo does not appear, call the DMV Call Center for information.
Download and print these three forms: (Adobe Acrobat Reader® is required.)
(The fees listed include the photo document fee.)
* IMPORTANT For driver licenses that expire on and after September 1, 2009, there is a supplemental Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) fee of $1.00 for every six months the permit or driver license will be in effect. The fee is paid by residents of the five New York City counties of: Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Queens and Richmond (Staten Island). The MCTD fee is also paid by residents of the counties of Dutchess, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk and Westchester. The MCTD fees are marked with an * in the chart below.
|Fees to Renew a Driver License
Class A, Class B or Class C - $164.50/$180.50* 1,2- Valid for eight years
Class E - $112.50/$128.50* 1,2- Valid for eight years
Class D or Class DJ, or Non-CDL Class C** - $64.50/$80.50* 1- Valid for eight years
Class M or Class MJ - $72.50/$88.50* - Valid for eight years
1. If you also hold Class M or Class MJ (for example, photo document reads "Class DM"), add $8 to this renewal fee.
2. If you have a Class A, Class B or Class C CDL with an endorsement of H or X, you must pass the hazardous materials knowledge test at a DMV office within two years before your renewal and pay an additional fee of $5 for the test.
|** See the important information about changes for CDL drivers that result from a law that eliminates the Non-CDL Class C license.|
|Fees to Renew a Non-Driver Photo ID Card|
4-year - $10.00
8-year - $14.00
10-year for a person age 62 or older who does not receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - $ 6.50
10-year for a person of any age who receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI) - $ 6.50 - The person must receive SSI. Bring proof that you receive SSI.
10-year for a person who is both age 62 or older and receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), there is no renewal fee.
|If you owe a fee, pay your fee by check or by money order payable to "Commissioner of Motor Vehicles".|
To renew your license and receive delivery of your photo document by US Postal Service send all of your documents and payments to the Utica address listed below.
To renew your license and receive delivery of your photo document by express mail, you must enclose a pre-paid, pre-addressed express mail package with your application and send all of your documents and your payment to the Albany address listed below.
To receive by US Postal Service:
Department of Motor Vehicles
State Office Building
207 Genesee Street, Ste 6
Utica, NY 13501-2874
To receive by express mail (see above instructions):
DMV License Production Bureau
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228