New Hampshire License Renewal

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The Division of Motor Vehicles oversees the New Hampshire license renewal process.

The state sends a renewal notice about two months before the license expiration date. You can renew your New Hampshire license up to 6 months before its expiration. Failing to renew your license on time may result in penalties and loss of driving privileges (beyond the red expiration date).

New Hampshire license renewals are available via:

  • In-person
  • Online

The following sections share the step-by-step process to renew your NH driver’s license.

How to Renew Your NH Driver’s License

A valid NH driver’s license is required if you drive on state roads and highways. New Hampshire auto insurance is also required if you plan to operate your vehicle. The renewal process doesn’t take long if you have documents ready, and follow the steps below.

You will do the following to renew in person:

  1. Go to an NH DMV location
  2. Present your NH driver’s license
    1. Alternative #1: Photo ID (on file)
    2. Alternative #2: Accepted identifying document
  3. Submit an Application for Driver’s License or Non-Driver ID Card (DSMV450)
  4. Pass your vision test
  5. Get a photo taken
  6. Pay the $50 license renewal fee

Congratulations! You’ve successfully renewed your New Hampshire driver’s license. You’ll receive a temporary license until the permanent one arrives by mail in about 60 days.

Temporary residents will complete these same steps at the Concord DMV office. Drivers will bring their license, visa or work employment card, apply, and pay the renewal fees.

You can process a REAL ID when renewing, too. This involves bringing a couple extra documents proving your ID, SSN, residency, and legal presence.

Online Renewals

Did you receive a renewal notice with a 10-digit PIN? You’re can renew online!

  1. Visit the NH online renewal portal
  2. Input your driver’s license number
  3. Follow the on-screen prompts
  4. Pay your $50 renewal fee
  5. Print your temporary license

Your license photo will be the same as you have on file. You should receive your new, permanent license within 60 days of completing the online renewal process.

Become a Better New Hampshire Driver

Looking for more information and guides to become a better New Hampshire driver? Check out our NH DMV topics, browse our DMV directory, or get active in the community.


We hope this guide has helped you with your New Hampshire driver’s license renewal. If you have any additional questions, please get in touch with us at the NH DMV. We’d be happy to help! Good luck and safe travels!

If you need more information about getting a new or replacement driver’s license in New Hampshire, please visit the NH DMV website. You can find details about all the requirements for licensing, including vision screening, educational courses, fees, age restrictions, and more – all in one place. Thanks for visiting! We wish you safe travels and lots of luck on your journey to becoming a better New Hampshire driver.

Happy Driving!