If you have a MA driver’s license, you must renew it every 5 years. The expiration date always fall on your birthdate, which makes it somewhat easier to remember. You have a few different renewal options including visiting in-person or renewing online. Here is some helpful information on renewing MA drivers licenses.
Online Renewals for MA Drivers Licenses
Online renewals are quick and easy. You simply fill out your information online and submit a credit card for payment. Your new license is then mailed to you. However, you must meet certain criteria in order to use the online renewal process. First and foremost, your information must remain the same as your existing license. You must not have any outstanding parking tickets (or other similar financial obligations). Additionally, only drivers under age 75 and not requiring an eye exam can renew online. For additional information and to start the process, visit the MA RMV License Renewal page.
Using Express Kiosks
The MA RMV has introduced express kiosks in certain locations throughout the state. You may use these kiosks to fill out your renewal form, take an updated personal photograph, and submit payment by credit card. Keep in mind that the requirements for using these kiosks are similar to the online renewal qualification criteria noted above.
Full Service MA RMV Centers
The last and most common option for renewing MA drivers licenses is visiting a full service RMV Center. MA RMV full service centers are located throughout the state. The process is streamlined as follows. When you first enter the center, you must check in at the front desk where your paperwork will be reviewed to ensure that you are not missing anything. You will be given an eye test and then assigned a number. You will then meet with an RMV clerk who reviews your application, takes your photo, processes your payment, and prints out your temporary license.
More Info on Renewing MA Drivers Licenses
No matter which option you use above, your new license will arrive in the mail. The address on file must be a physical address and not a PO Box. Additionally, the post office is not authorized to forward this mail so be sure that you use a valid address.