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nebraska drivers license renewal - NE

Renew your Nebraska Drivers license. Prepare all your DMV info. Get all the forms, rules and steps required for your NE drivers license renewal. There are three different ways in which to renew your license in Nebraska. You can either complete the application by Mail, Online or appear in Person at any dmv office. Every driver has the option of showing up in person to any nebraska dmv office. The option of renewing by mail is only valid if you meet all of the required 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 Nebraska license renewal.

Nebraska Drivers License Renewal Information

Expiration Date

The expiration date of your operator's license (Class O) expires on the date listed on your actual driver’s license. Your expiration date is based upon the age at which you were issued the license.

  • If you were either twenty one (21) years or older, your license will be valid for five (5) years. 
  • If you were younger than twenty one (21) your license will have to be renewed on your twenty first (21st) birthday. 

Your expiration date will always fall on your date of birth. Finally, please remember that you must carry your license on you, at all times while driving. It is illegal to drive without your license and you can be ticketed.

Renewal Notice

The NE DMV will mail you a friendly renewal notice reminder ninety (90) days before its expiration. However please remember that it is always your responsibility to renew on time, regardless of whether you have received the notice or not. 

When To Renew

It’s best if you renew your driver’s license the date of, or before its expiration date. If you would like to prepare ahead of time, Nebraska will allow drivers who are older than twenty one (21) to renew their license ninety (90) days before its expiration. If you are younger than 21 you may only renew sixty (60) days before its expiration date (by law your new license will only be valid 10 days before your birthday). Do renew on time, as it will save you from having to retake the Written and Driving tests. If you are not in Nebraska (out of state) when your license expires, you will be given one (1) year to renew it. Please remember that it is against the law to drive with an expired license.

Expired Nebraska License

If your license is currently expired, do not drive. It will not be valid past the expiration date. You will be given a ticket for driving with an expired license. Try not to let your license expire for more than one (1) year or you will be required to retake both Driving and Written tests upon renewal. Driving without a valid license is against the law.

A suspended license holder will have to pay all required fees and go through the process of license reinstatement. 

Renew Nebraska Drivers License Online

This is the fastest and most convenient manner in which to renew your license. 

Requirements to Renew Online

  • Only regular Class O (operator's) licenses, motorcycle or ID's can be renewed online.
  • You must have Lawful U.S. Status. 
  • Your name must be the same one as the last license that was issued to you. If not, you must go through the process of a change of name.
  • You are between the ages of twenty one (21) and seventy one (71). You cannot use the online method if your license expires after you turn 72. 
  • If you require bioptic or telescopic lenses while driving, you may not renew online.
  • If you are restricted to driving at certain times, or at a certain speed or locations, you may not use this method.
  • If you have a physical condition which must checked, you may not use this method.
  • You cannot renew online but once every ten (10) years.
  • Your signature must be on file with the DMV.
  • Your license is not currently suspended, revoked or canceled. 
  • Any changes concerning your weight, height or hair color must be done in person. 
  • You are able to make the $26.50 payment FEE (for 5 year licenses) , PLUS an additional $2.50 online convenience fee, with a MasterCard, Visa, Discover Card or Check (for checks you will be asked to give your account number info). For a complete list of Fees for all licenses click Here.
  • You will be asked for your drivers license Number, Birth Date, Last Name and Zip Code. 

If you meet all the above conditions, you can RENEW ONLINE HERE

Your license will be mailed and will arrive in twenty (20) days.

Note: If you have not received your renewed license in over twenty days, please use the following Status Inquiry Form webpage to ask about your card. You will be asked to enter your Order Reference number. 

Nebraska Drivers License Renew by Mail

This is also a very convenient manner in which to renew your license. Note: Commercial Driver Licenses (CDL) and ID's may not renew via mail. 

Requirements to Renew By Mail

  • Mail in renewals are only allowed for Class O licenses and Permits.
  • You must have Lawful U.S. Status. 
  • You must have a Social Security Number.
  • You must have primary residence in Nebraska.

Out of State Renewal By Mail

If you are a resident of the state of Nebraska and are currently outside of the state, you may apply for your license via mail.


  1. Please download and complete the following Renewal Form.
  2. Your eye car specialist (or out of state drivers license office) will need to complete the Vision part of the application. 
  3. Prepare a photocopy of your current drivers license. 
  4. You must write your Social Security Number on the application, as it is required for all renewals.
  5. Write down your current out of state address along with the phone number.
  6. You will be required to send a photocopy of your Proof of Nebraska Residence. Two documents are needed for this.
  7. You may also Register To Vote in the application.
  8. Send payment (Check or Money order) for the Cost to the following address:

    Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
    PO Box 94726
    Lincoln, NE 68509

    OR Fax to: 402-471-4020

You will first be sent a receipt which will serve as a temporary license for thirty (30) days. Your actual license card will be sent via mail in no later than 10 or 14 business days.

If you have any additional questions, please use the following Page or you may call 402.471-3918.

Nebraska Drivers License Renewal for Military Drivers

If you are an active duty military driver, the Nebraska DMV will allow you and your family to renew by mail provided that you follow the directions below. 

Renewal Steps for U.S. Military Drivers

  • In order to apply the military exemption law to your drivers license you must request the Form 07-08 from the DMV. 
  • In order to receive Form 07-08 you must send a letter with a photocopy of your Military Orders and a photocopy of your currents drivers license.
  • Also include your current out of state address because the DMV will mail the form to that address.
  • Sign and Date the letter.
  • Please send the above documents to the following address:

    Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
    Driver and Vehicle Records Division
    Attn: Military Exemption
    P.O. Box 94789
    Lincoln, NE 68509-4789
  • You may also call the DMV at 402-471-3918 in order to request Form 07-08.

The Form 07-08 card will be sent via mail, which is basically a small card that you'll need to attach to your current expiring drivers license. Please note that your drivers license will still be active for sixty (60) days after you finish active duty or after you move back to Nebraska. Its very important that you complete the directions above or you will lose your license one (1) year after its expiration date.

If you have any additional questions, please use the following Page or you may call 402.471-3918.

Renew Nebraska Drivers License In Person

Every Nebraska resident can take advantage of this option. 

Requirements to Renew In Person

  1. Find a local nebraska dmv office location.
  2. Please download, complete and bring the following Renewal Form to your DMV office. if you cannot print the form, one will be provided at the office.
  3. If you were mailed a renewal notice, please bring it (this is optional).
  4. Be sure you to take the required Identity, Nebraska Residence, and Social Security documents (read below).
  5. You must pass a Vision Exam.
  6. The Written and Driving tests are not required if your license has not been expired for over one (1) year. However, please note that DMV staff may require you to take a Driving Test at their discretion. Note: If you have a bioptic restriction, it is mandatory to take the driving test.
  7. Bring money to pay the required $26.50 FEE for your license renewal.
  8. Your photo will be taken.

You will be issued your newly renewed Nebraska drivers license.

Nebraska Drivers License Renewal Documents

When going in person to your nearest DMV office, please bring the following list of documents.

  • One (1) Identification document.
  • Two (2) documents that demonstrate that you reside in Nebraska.
  • Proof of Social Security. If you do not have a Social Security Number please contact and ask them to create a letter explaining your case.
  • A list of the exact documents allowed can be viewed at this Document Verification Form.

Auto Insurance

All drivers must carry a minimum required amount of car insurance by law in the state of Nebraska. We can help you find the best rates at our free auto insurance guide.