How do I renew an expired license?

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Call your local DMV office on how to get your drivers license current. Or, if you prefer, visit its Web site and look under expired license. You'll find detailed information. Forgetting to renew is a common oversight.  

But, you’ll need to update your license as quickly as possible. Otherwise you’ll risk getting a citation for driving with an expired license. Claiming ignorance won’t sway the ticketing officer. Especially since most states send out license renewal notifications.

Plus, the longer you wait the greater the repercussions. For instance, some states, such as Wisconsin, charge late fees. Other states, if you wait beyond 30 days to renew, impose tough renewal requirements, similar to those of new drivers. You may be asked to retake the written test and, in some cases, the road test as well, costing time and money.

Make sure you keep your address of record up-to-date with the DMV so that you do not miss any important corespondence from that agency; most DMVs do not allow the post office to forward mail to a new address.

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