Driver Licenses

Are you REAL ID ready?

If your New York State license or ID does not have a star or a flag on it, then you do not have a REAL ID compliant document.

Starting October 2020, you must have a REAL ID compliant document (or a passport) to fly. You will not be allowed to board a plane using your regular ('Standard') license or ID. Learn more about REAL ID or Enhanced Licenses, Permits and IDs.

If you already have a New York State License

Renew, replace or check

Sign up for emails and text reminders when your license is about to expire. You can also edit your subscription. 

License changes

Tickets, points, penalties and restoring license

Get a license for the first time or exchange from another state

New York State residents age 16 or over can apply for a New York driver license.

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Types of licenses


License requirements