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missouri drivers license renewal - MO

Renew your Missouri Drivers license. Prepare all your DMV info. Get all the forms, rules and steps required for your MO drivers license renewal. There are two different ways in which to renew your license in Missouri. They are the following: By Mail or in person at a Driver's License Office. Every driver has the option of showing up in person to any driver license office. The option of renewing by mail is only allowed if you meet the conditions, which we will clearly describe below. Your other alternative is to use our site and download your checklist. We’ll supply you with all of the necessary forms, rules, and steps. Please continue reading below to get started with your Missouri license renewal.

Missouri Drivers License Renewal Information

Expiration Date

The expiration date of your Missouri drivers licenses will vary depending of your age.

  • Three (3) year license duration - If you are between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty (20).
  • Six (6) year license duration- If you are between the ages of twenty one (21) and sixty nine (69).
  • Three (3) year license duration- If you are seventy (70) or older. 
  • If you are a Non U.S. Citizen, your license expiration will be set according to however long your immigration documents allow you to reside in the U.S.

The expiration date will always be on your birthday. Please remember that you must carry your license on you, at all times while driving. 

Renewal Notice

The MO Department of Revenue will mail you a friendly renewal notice reminder to the address on file. The notice will contain the exact cost of the renewal. If you have moved or changed address, please file a Change of Address with the Department. Note: Even if you do not receive a notice, It is always your responsibility to renew on time.

When To Renew

Renewing your driver’s license on time is always the best option.  If you would like to prepare ahead of time, Missouri allows you to renew your license six (6) months before its expiration. Drivers with licenses expired for more than six (6) months or one hundred eighty four (184) days will be required to retake the Driving and Written Exams. Please remember that It is against the law to drive with an expired license.

Expired License

If your license is currently expired, do not drive. You will be ticketed for driving with an expired license. Driving without a valid license is against the law. If your license has been expired for more than six (6) months, you will be forced to pass the Written and Driving tests again. A suspended license must go through the reinstatement process. The process differs depending on the reason for your suspension or revocation. For instance, licenses that were suspended due to points must file an SR-22 form and pay a fee of $20.00. DUI or drug charges require an additional Substance Abuse Traffic Offender program to be taken and a fee of $45.00.  

Renew Missouri Drivers License Online

This method is not available in Missouri.

Missouri Drivers License Renew by Mail

Most drivers cannot renew their license by mail. You may ONLY use the renew by mail option if you are currently serving in the U.S. Military. Please read below.

Missouri Drivers License Renewal for Military Drivers

If you are currently temporarily out of state because you are in active duty or if you are a military dependent, the Missouri DOR will allow you to renew by mail provided that you follow the directions below. 

Renewal Steps for U.S. Military Drivers

  • Download the following Form 4317.
  • Please prepare a photocopy of your Military Photo ID or a document which shows proof of your current status.
  • Prepare a photocopy of a documents that shows proof of your Name, Birth Date and Birth Place. Examples of these documents could be a U.S. Birth Certificate, U.S. Passport, Military ID, etc.. The full list of items are listed in the application form (page 2) or can be found Here.
  • Your Social Security Number is required. If you do not have a number, contact the and have them prepare a letter which explains your status. 
  • You will not have to take the Eye and Road Signs tests.
  • You must be a resident of the state of Missouri.
  • Prepare payment for the Fee. If you are between the ages of 21 and 69, the renewal amount will be $20.00. Drivers outside that age group will pay $10.00. Please make the payment written to MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE. The only methods of payments accepted are Personal check, Cashier's check, Traveler's check or Money Order. Make sure to include drivers license number in check.
  • Please send the above documents to the following address:

    PO BOX 200
    JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65105-0200

It will take no longer than ten (10) days to process your renewal once your application packet is received. 

Note: If you have not received your license, please contact the MO DOR at either (573) 751-2730 or use the following state Contact Page

Renew Missouri Drivers License In Person

Everyone has the right to visit a drivers license location.

Requirements to Renew In Person

  1. Find a local driver license office location.
  2. At each renewal cycle, you must pass an Eye and Road Signs Test.
  3. Drivers with licenses expired for more than six (6) months will need to retake the Driving and Written tests.
  4. Be sure you to take the required Name, Birth Date, Birth Place, and Social Security documents (read below).
  5. Pay the required FEE for your license renewal.

You will be issued your newly renewed Missouri drivers license.

Missouri Drivers License Renewal Documents

When going in person to your nearest Drivers License office, please have the required Name, Birth Date, Birth Place, and Social Security documents with you. You can view a list of the documents Here.

Auto Insurance

Car insurance is a requirement by law in Missouri. Please visit our auto insurance guide for a comparison of rates.


Other Driver License Topics in the State of Missouri

  • New Driver's License
  • Renew Driver's License
  • Learner's Permit