Renew by Mail

If you already have an Enhanced or REAL ID, or you want to keep your Standard, you can renew by mail. Your document type will stay the same.

Complete the renewal notice we mailed you and return it with:



Mail to:

NYS Department of Motor Vehicles
207 Genesee Street, Suite 6
Utica, NY 13501-2874


If you did not receive a renewal notice, you can use the Application for Permit, Driver License, or Non-Driver ID Card (PDF) (MV-44)

Renew at a DMV Office

You must renew at a DMV Office if you:


To renew a standard document type:



Office Procedures Have Changed Due to COVID-19

We recommend you conduct your DMV business at the office or by mail in the County where you are a resident.

Fees and Payment


Your renewal fee is on the renewal application we mail you and displayed before you pay online. Follow the link below for a chart of fees for different types of licenses. 


Driver License Fees




Payment: If you apply by mail or at a DMV office, you can pay by credit/debit card or a check or money order made out to Commissioner of Motor Vehicles. To apply online, you must use a credit/debit card. The DMV accepts:

  • American Express® Card
  • Discover Card®/Novus®
  • MasterCard®
  • MasterCard® Debit card without personal identification number (PIN)
  • VISA® Card
  • Visa Debit Card without personal identification number (PIN)