Massachusetts Drivers License Renewal

Renewing your Driver License

If your driver's license is about to expire, you need to act now. Renewing your license before it's too late can save you a lot of time and money. Our staff has researched the driver's license renewal process for every state, so all the information you need is right here at your fingertips. Click "Continue" below to get started..

Renew your driver's license in Massachusetts

How to renew your driver's license in Massachusetts

You can renew your Massachusetts driver's license online or in person at any registry of motor vehicles full service office or a license express office.

When you should renew your driver's license in Massachusetts

  • Your Massachusetts driver's license is valid for five years and expires on your birthday. The Massachusetts RMV usually sends you a renewal form about 60 days prior to the expiry date.
  • It is advisable to renew your driver's license before the birthday on which it will expire. You can renew your license up to a year leading up to its expiration.

To renew in person, you must:

  • Bring a completed application form.
  • Bring your current license.
  • Pass a vision screening test.
  • Provide your SSN or updated Social Security Denial Notice (not more than 30 days old)
  • Pay the renewal fee 0f $40 (at limited service branches you can only pay by check or credit card).

You will get a temporary license during renewal which is valid for 30 days but it cannot be used as an ID. Your new license will be mailed to you.

How to renew online:

You have the option to renew your driver license online but only every ten years. You will need a valid e-mail address, your current driver's license and the necessary documents. You are not eligible for online renewal if:

  • Your license photo is more than nine years old or was taken before your 21st birthday.
  • You do not have an SSN.
  • You hold a commercial driver's license.
  • You have initiated an online Change of Address transaction but have not received a confirmation e-mail yet.
  • You need to change your name.
  • You want to change your organ donor status as indicated on your current license.
  • You want to register to vote.
  • Your license is currently under suspension or has been revoked in any other state.
  • You have a medical condition which may affect your ability to safely drive a motor vehicle. For more information refer to the medical affairs section of the RMV website.
  • Outstanding parking tickets and warrants, unpaid child support, fast lane violations and unpaid excise taxes, etc. can also be reasons for rejection of your driver's license renewal application in Massachusetts.