How can I renew my license while out of state?
First, check to see if you can renew online by visiting our website GoRenew. If eligible, you can renew and have the license mailed to where you are. While placing the order, please be sure to make any necessary changes to the residential and mailing address. You can track when the license is printed and mailed by viewing our DL/ID Tracking System and entering your driver license number. Please allow 7 to 10 business days for delivery by the US Postal Service.
If your last renewal was by mail, phone or internet, then this time you are required to visit a Florida driver license office to renew. That's because Florida law now requires every other renewal occur in the office. If that's the case, be sure to visit GatherGoGet to find out the documents you need to bring with you when you return to Florida to renew in person. You can visit our website to find an office that's convenient to you and make an appointment.
If you are active duty military, assigned out of state, and know your Florida driver license number, then click here to find out more information and download renewal or extension forms. Military extension cards may not be accepted in some countries when serving overseas.
If it's necessary you return to Florida to renew in person and need a temporary permit in the meantime, please email us and select Temporary Driving Permit. You must provide your complete out of state mailing address, driver license number, full legal name, date of birth, last four numbers in your social security number and a short note related to your inquiry. The temporary permit will NOT have a photo. We can only mail you one 90-day temporary permit. So please make plans to return to Florida during this time to obtain a license at an office.
Although you may currently be eligible to renew or obtain a replacement driver license or identification card by mail or online, please consider this important note:
We encourage those who have not obtained a Real ID compliant driver license or identification card plan a visit to a driver license office in the future to ensure your license or identification card is accepted by federal authorities. The Department of Homeland Security announced on December 20, 2013, that enforcement of REAL ID credentials will begin in a measured, fair and responsible way. Floridians will first see enforcement at nuclear power plants and restricted areas of certain federal facilities. No changes in enforcement are planned to occur any sooner than 2016 at airports across the country.
For additional information regarding the REAL ID Act or its enforcement please visit the Department of Homeland Security website at this link: http://www.dhs.gov/secure-drivers-licenses
To become Real ID compliant, you must take documents (see GatherGoGet.com) to a driver license office when you renew or replace your license.
*Effective 8/19/2015 a $2.00 convenience fee will be charged when using gorenew. The $2.00 convenience fee will be charged per order (or shopping cart) NOT per transaction. For example, if you are renewing a driver license and a registration, you will be charged one $2.00 convenience fee for the entire order. This fee is non-refundable.*