Driver License & ID Card

Driver License Renewal

Current Ohio License

A driver license that is current or expired less than six months can be renewed at any deputy registrar license agency at any time before the expiration date.

  • If the driver license is renewed more than 90 days before expiration, the license will expire in three years.
  • If the driver license is renewed within 90 days of expiration, the license will expire in four years.
  • Drivers turning 21 cannot renew more than 30 days before their birthday.

If an Ohio driver license that is current or expired less than six months is not presented for renewal, the applicant must provide proof of:

  • Full legal name
  • Date of birth
  • Social Security number (if assigned)
  • Ohio residency
  • Citizenship or legal presence

If applicant requests a name change, he or she must provide proof of the change.

Click HERE for more information about acceptable documents.

Expired More Than Six Months

If the driver license is expired more than six months, a driver must obtain a temporary permit and successfully complete all required testing before a new driver license can be issued.

Under Age 21

An Ohio license issued to a driver under 21 years of age expires on the driver’s 21st birthday. Drivers turning 21 cannot renew more than 30 days before their birthday.

Ohio Revised Code: 4507.09, 4507.10

Ohio Administrative Code: 4501:1-1-19, 4501:1-1-21, 4501:1-1-22

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