Eligibility

Read the full eligibility requirements for using the online renewal and address change application.

If you have unpaid reinstatement fees, you are not eligible to renew online until you pay them.

  1. Who is eligible to renew or change the address on their driver license or ID card online?
  2. Is there an age limit to renew my driver license or ID card online?

About Renewing Your Driver License or ID

  1. How does online renewal work?
  2. Will I get my driver license or ID faster if I renew online?
  3. Where is my license or ID?
  4. Can I renew or change my address online any time?
  5. Can I replace a lost or stolen license or ID online?
  6. Can I change my name online?
  7. Can I renew my driver license and ID card online at the same time?
  8. If I renew my driver license or ID card online, will the picture on my card stay the same?
  9. Can I get a temporary driver license with this service?
  10. How often do I have to renew my driver license or ID card?

About Changing Your Address

  1. How does the online change of address work?
  2. Can I change my address at the same time as my renewal?
  3. Can I change my address even if it is not time for me to renew?
  4. If I change my address online will my expiration date change?
  5. What should I do with the driver license or ID card that has my old address?

Fees and Payments

  1. How much does an online renewal cost?
  2. How much does an online address change cost?
  3. Are the fees different for online, in-person, telephone, and mail-in renewals?

Troubleshooting

  1. What do the options Renew Only, Change Address Only and Do Both mean?
  2. Why do I have to change the address on my second form of identification when changing the address on my first form of identification?
  3. Why am I prompted to give up (surrender) one of my cards?
  4. What does it mean if I choose to become an organ donor?

Who is eligible to renew or change the address on their driver license or ID card online?

Read the full eligibility requirements for using the online renewal and address change application.

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Is there an age limit to renew my driver license or ID card online?

Applicants who are 79 or older must renew driver licenses in person at a driver license office, but can still renew ID cards online. This includes military personnel and people who reside out of state.

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How does online renewal work?

Step 1: Log In

Log in by entering your

  1. Driver license or ID card number,
  2. Date of birth,
  3. Last four digits of Social Security number, and
  4. Audit number (see driver license samples for location of audit number).

Step 2: Select Your Services

You may be eligible to

  1. Renew,
  2. Change your address, or
  3. Renew and change your address.

Step 3: Select Optional Items and Complete Affirmations

Optional Items

  1. Donations to Blindness Education, Screening, and Treatment (BEST) program and the Glenda Dawson-Donate Life Texas Registry
  2. Register to vote

Affirmations

  1. U.S. citizenship – you must be a U.S. citizen to renew or change your address online
  2. Vision and physical/mental condition – you must not have had any changes to your vision or health that affect your ability to drive safely (if renewing a driver license)

Step 4: Review Order and Make Payment

Review order information, make changes if necessary, and submit payment information.

Your new driver license or ID card will be mailed to you in two to three weeks. If you renewed or changed the address for a driver license, you need to print your temporary driver license (valid for 45 days) from the receipt page.

Step 5: Invalidate Old Driver License/ID

Texas law says you cannot have more than one valid driver license or ID card. After receiving your new driver license or ID, invalidate your old card by cutting it up.

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Will I get my driver license or ID faster if I renew online?

Renewing online is faster than filling out and submitting paperwork via mail or waiting in line at a driver license office. After you request a new license or ID, you will receive it in the mail in two to three weeks, no matter what method you used to request it.

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Where is my license or ID?

You can track whether your license or ID card has been produced or mailed on the DPS website. Please wait 72 hours after payment to track the status of your license/ID card.

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Can I renew or change my address online any time?

Yes. The system is available 7 days per week, 24 hours per day except for routine maintenance down time.

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Can I replace a lost or stolen license or ID online?

No. If your driver license or ID card was lost or stolen, you must visit a driver license office to report the incident and get a new card.

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Can I change my name online?

No. Name changes must be done in person at a driver license office.

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Can I renew my driver license and ID card online at the same time?

It depends on whether you’re also changing your address:

If you are only renewing and not changing your address, you will have to log in with your second form of identification and renew it separately.

If you are changing your address as well as renewing, you will be asked to update the address on your second form of identification, and you can then renew it at the same time.

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If I renew my driver license or ID card online, will the picture on my card stay the same?

Yes. The picture on your new driver license or ID card will stay the same. If you want a new picture, you must go to a driver license office to renew.

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Can I get a temporary driver license with this service?

Yes. When you complete a driver license renewal or address change, you will print the receipt and use it as a temporary driver license (valid for 45 days). You should keep the temporary license with your old card until the new one arrives.

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How often do I have to renew my driver license or ID card?

You must renew every six years.

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How does the online change of address work?

Step 1: Log In

Log in by entering your

  1. Driver license or ID card number,
  2. Date of birth,
  3. Last four digits of Social Security number, and
  4. Audit number (see driver license samples for location of audit number).

Step 2: Select Your Services

You may be eligible to

  1. Renew,
  2. Change your address, or
  3. Renew and change your address.

Step 3: Select Optional Items and Complete Affirmations

Optional Items

  1. Donations to Blindness Education, Screening, and Treatment (BEST) program and the Glenda Dawson-Donate Life Texas Registry
  2. Register to vote

Affirmations

  1. U.S. citizenship – you must be a U.S. citizen to renew or change your address online
  2. Vision and physical/mental condition – you must not have had any changes to your vision or health that affect your ability to drive safely (if renewing a driver license)

Step 4: Review Order and Make Payment

Review order information, make changes if necessary, and submit payment information.

Your new driver license or ID card will be mailed to you in two to three weeks. If you renewed or changed the address for a driver license, you need to print your temporary driver license (valid for 45 days) from the receipt page.

Step 5: Invalidate Old Driver License/ID

Texas law says you cannot have more than one valid driver license or ID card. After receiving your new driver license or ID, invalidate your old card by cutting it up.

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Can I change my address at the same time as my renewal?

Yes. You can change your home and mailing address when you renew.

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Can I change my address even if it is not time for me to renew?

Yes.

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If I change my address online will my expiration date change?

No. Your new driver license or ID card will retain the expiration date that is on your current driver license or ID card, unless you renew it.

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What should I do with the driver license or ID card that has my old address?

Texas law says you cannot have more than one valid driver license or ID card. After receiving your new driver license or ID, invalidate your old card by cutting it up.

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How much does an online renewal cost?

The Texas.gov price is:

  • Driver License Renewal: $25.00
  • Driver License with Motorcycle Class Renewal: $33.00
  • ID Renewal: $16.00

There is no extra cost to change your address if you change your address with a renewal.

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How much does an online address change cost?

If you change your address without renewing your card, the Texas.gov price is $11.00.

There is no extra cost to change your address if you change your address at the same time as renewing.

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Are the fees different for online, in-person, telephone, and mail-in renewals?

The renewal fee is the same for online, in-person, and telephone renewals.

There is no additional fee for mail-in renewals (but you have to pay for postage).

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What do the options Renew Only, Change Address Only and Do Both mean?

  • Do Both – Renew & Change Address: There is no extra cost to change your address if you change your address with your renewal.
  • Renew Only: You will not be able to change the address on your card if you select this option.
  • Change Address Only: You will only change your address and the expiration date on your card remains the same.

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Why do I have to change the address on my second form of identification when changing the address on my first form of identification?

If you hold a driver license and an ID card, the addresses on both cards must match. If you don’t want to change the address on both cards, you may give up (surrender) one of them. If you surrender one of your cards, you must destroy it by cutting it up.

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Why am I prompted to give up (surrender) one of my cards?

If you hold a driver license and an ID card, the addresses on both cards must match. If you don’t want to change the address on both cards, you may give up (surrender) one of them. If you surrender one of your cards, you must destroy it by cutting it up.

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What does it mean if I choose to become an organ donor?

Learn more about organ donation at the Donate Life Texas website.

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