How To Renew Your Arizona Drivers License

Do you need to renew your drivers license in Arizona? We've collected useful and up-to-date information to help save you time when renewing your drivers license. Select from the options below to get started. 

Sponsored Link Ad

1: Get Started with Online Application Assistance

Online application assistance can simplify the process for many MVD related services for a fee, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the MVD offices or websites, you will receive value added products such as a comprehensive Easy Guide containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your MVD forms and/or provide links to MVD online services. You will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service from Road America. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips, trends, legislative updates and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.

2: By mail

Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the MVD in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local MVD.

3: Via a MVD office

If you prefer to access MVD services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical MVD office location. Varying MVD offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the MVD closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local MVD allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in-person visit is either preferred or required.

If you are trying to renew your Arizona drivers license, bringing the right documents will help you save time in the event that you need to visit the MVD office  in person.

Renewing An Arizona Drivers License Without A Photo

Sometimes after an extended period of time, the Drivers License Renewal Division of the MVD in Arizona is unable to locate the photo that the applicant has on file. In these instances, a second form of identification is required. The person seeking a renewal must:

  • Provide a passport or any other form of government-issued identification
  • Take a new photo
  • Complete vision testing
  • Pay a $10 fee

Renewing An Arizona Drivers License In Person Only
When an Arizona drivers license renewal applicant opts to renew his or her license, the applicant will have to visit the MVD in person. Make sure to bring:

  • The Arizona drivers license renewal application
  • Currently expired driver’s license.

A replacement license and a new photo are required at 12-year intervals.

The license holder should do a status check on his or her license when the expiration date is approaching. There are no mailed notifications to inform driver of expiration. Notices are sent out to license holders reminding them to renew their Arizona drivers license and photo every 12 years.

Renewal applicants 65 or older may need an additional payment. For renewal applicants who are employed in the military there is a different policy.  Arizona drivers license renewal is available on the website of the Arizona MVD.

For a list of related services, see below: