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utah drivers license renewal - UT

Renew your Utah Drivers license. Prepare all your DMV info. Get all the forms, rules and steps required for your UT drivers license renewal. Beginning in 2010 Utah's law changed the way drivers can renew their license. There is now only one way in which to renew your license in Utah. You will need to go in person to any driver license office. 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 in order for you to be fully prepared for your licensing visit. Please continue reading below to get started with your Utah license renewal.

Utah Drivers License Renewal Information

Expiration Date

The expiration date of your license expires on the date listed on your actual driver’s license. If you are trying to renew your class D drivers license, your license is valid for five (5) years and therefore must be renewed at every 5 year interval. 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 fined.

Renewal Notice

You will receive a renewal notice via mail before the expiration of your drivers license. The Utah Drivers License Division will mail the renewal notice to the address on file. Note: It is still your responsibility to renew even though you did not receive a notice.

When To Renew

Never allow your license to expire. Always make your best effort to renew before its expiration date. You can take advantage of Utah's early renewal law which allows to renew your license six (6) months before it expires. Please remember that it is against the law to drive with an expired license.

Expired Utah License

If you are driving with an expired or lapsed license, you may be given a ticket. Driving without a valid license is against the law. Once your license expires for a period greater than six (6) months, you must apply again as a new applicant (In Person at a drivers license office). You will be required to retake all exams. These include the written tests. 

If your license was suspended do not drive. If you are caught with a suspended license you will face jail time and your vehicle could be taken away.

Renew Utah Drivers License Online

As of January 2010, the law in the state of Utah does not allow online renewals.

Utah Drivers License Renew by Mail

As of January 2010, the law in the state of Utah does not allow drivers to renew their license via mail.

Utah Drivers License Renewal for Military Drivers

If you are currently serving in the military and your drivers license has expired, the law in Utah grants you an additional privilege. If your license was valid (not expired) when you began active duty, you and your family members (dependents) may return to Utah (after termination or discharge) and use your expired drivers license for an additional ninety (90) days without any problems. 

Renew Utah Drivers License In Person

This is the only option available to all residents of the state of Utah. 

Requirements to Renew In Person

Note: The following steps also apply if you are a new resident of Utah and you wish to renew your license from another state.

  1. Find a local driver license office location.
  2. Download, print, fill out and take the following Renewal Application to your DMV office. If you do not have access to a printer, this form will be given to you at the DMV office.
  3. Although not required, bring the renewal notice (if one was mailed out to you). 
  4. Bring your current expiring drivers license (or license from another state).
  5. You must have a Social Security Number (this will be asked in application).
  6. All renewal applicants will need to take their identity documents  (see below).. These include Proof of Identity, Proof of Lawful Status in the U.S. Proof of Social Security, and Proof of Utah Residency. Photocopies are not allowed.
  7. You must pass a Vision Exam and a questionnaire about your Medical condition.
  8. All drivers with an expired license for a period greater than six (6) months, drivers who are reinstating their suspended license, drivers who have had more than 4 tickets in 5 years, or drivers with licenses from another state, must take the Written test. The test is open book and there are a total of twenty five (25) questions.
  9. Make sure to have money in order to pay for the $25.00 FEE. If you are older than sixty five (65) years of age the fee is reduced to $13.00.
  10. Be prepared to have your picture taken.

Upon meeting all of the required conditions you will be handed your new Utah drivers license.

Renewals for Drivers Who are Temporarily Out of State

Since drivers can renew no greater than six (6) months before their expiration dates, if you will not be residing in Utah during this 6 month period, you will be allowed to renew before you leave the state. You will need to show up at driver license office and show Proof of your Absence. In other words you will be allowed to renew before the 6 month allowed limit with proof of your out of state situation. 

Utah Drivers License Renewal Documents

All drivers must bring their Identification and state required documents. All documents must be either original or certified copies. The following is a list of those documents. 

  • A document which shows Proof of Identity. An example of this could be your passport or birth certificate. 
  • A document which shows Proof of Social Security. Your Social Security Card is a perfect example. If you do not have a Social Security Number, you can show a W-2 Form or contact and ask them to create a letter explaining your case.
  • Two (2) documents which proof that you live in the state of Utah (P.O. Boxes not allowed). An example of this can be a Bank Statement, or Mortgage papers. 
  • A list of the exact documents allowed can be viewed at this Utah Documention Page.
  • Note: Foreign documents in a language other than English must be certifiably translated. 

Auto Insurance

Financial responsibility is a requirement by law in Utah. If you drive any motor vehicle or motorcycle without insurance you will be found guilty of a misdemeanor, your license can be suspended, your vehicle registration can be removed, and your vehicle can be confiscated. If charged with not having insurance you will have thirty (30) days to show proof that you have purchased adequate coverage, or your vehicle registration will be taken away. Use our service to get a free comparison of car insurance in Utah



Other Driver License Topics in the State of Utah

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