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Online renewal requirements

To renew your driver’s license or nonoperators ID card online click on one of the boxes below for requirements and to begin the renewal process.

 Driver's license

To renew your Iowa driverís license ONLINE you MUST:

checkmark Be at least 18 years old, but younger than 70.

checkmark Be an Iowa resident and a United States citizen (as shown by the Iowa DOT's existing records).

checkmark Have a valid noncommercial Iowa license and/or motorcycle license. (Commercial driverís licenses, minorís licenses, instruction permits, and work permits CANNOT be renewed online.)

checkmark Have a driverís license that expires within 180 days or has not been expired for more than one year and 60 days. If the expiration date on your card falls between and , you can renew online today.

checkmark Have renewed your current driverís license at a driverís license issuance site. Driver’s licenses may only be renewed online every other issuance.

checkmark Have no changes to your name, residential address, date of birth, sex, class type, endorsements, or restrictions.

checkmark Not have restrictions G, J, T, Q, or R listed on the back of your current license.

checkmark Not be required to submit a medical or vision report at the time of renewal.

checkmark Have no pending requests for re-examination.

checkmark Not have a current license marked ďValid Without Photo.Ē

If you want to add a REAL ID or veteran's designation at the time of renewal, you will need to appear in person. (But if your card already has a REAL ID or veteran's designation, you may renew it online and keep that designation.)

If you renew online, you will not receive a temporary document valid to board an aircraft, but you can use your existing card if it has not yet expired. You will receive your new card in the mail in approximately 21 days. If your license does not arrive within 21 days, call 800-532-1121.

During the online process, we will ask you questions. We may deny your online application and ask you to appear in person at a driver's license issuance site based on your answers to those questions.

To renew online you will need:
  • Your current Iowa driver's license.
  • A credit card.
Do you meet all of the requirements and have all the items listed above?


 Nonoperator's ID card

To renew your Iowa nonoperator's ID card online you MUST:

checkmark Be at least 18 years old.

checkmark Be an Iowa resident and a United States citizen (as shown by the Iowa DOT's existing records).

checkmark Have an Iowa ID that expires within 180 days or has not been expired for more than one year and 60 days. If the expiration date on your card falls between and , you can renew online today.

checkmark Have no changes to your name, residential address, date of birth, or sex.

checkmark Have renewed your current ID at a driverís license issuance site. ID’s may only be renewed online every other issuance.

checkmark Not have a current ID marked ďValid Without Photo.Ē

If you want to add a REAL ID or veteran's designation, you will need to appear in person. (But if your card already has a REAL ID or veteran's designation, you may renew it online and keep that designation.)

If you renew online, you will not receive a temporary document valid to board an aircraft, but you can use your existing card if it has not yet expired. You will receive your new card in the mail in approximately 21 days. If your ID card does not arrive within 21 days, call 800-532-1121.
To renew online you will need:
  • Your current Iowa ID card.
  • A credit card.
Do you meet all of the requirements and have all the items listed above?