Avoid Peak Times
Avoid peak busy times at the Driver Licensing offices: 1) after 3:00 p.m. each work day, 2) when schools are not in session, and 3) the day before and after a holiday.
Driver License Renewals
You may be able to Renew your driver license online.
The Department of Motor Vehicles sends renewal notices to all individuals 90 days prior to the expiration of their current operatorís license, commercial driverís license or state identification card. Please take this renewal notice with you to the driver's licensing office.
All individuals will be required to complete a DMV Operators License-ID data form or Commercial Drivers License data form. You may download this form from this website and complete it and take it with you to the exam station or fill one out at the exam station. You will be required to provide acceptable proof of identification and address verification. Refer to ID and Address verifications requirements document. Once all requirements have been met, a DMV Issuance Certificate will be issued and must be reviewed and signed by the applicant affirming the information furnished.
Nebraska licensed drivers that are out of the state during their renewal period (60 days prior to license expiring for those turning 21, 90 days for all other renewals), may apply for renewal, prior to expiration or within one year after expiration of their operators license by mail. You cannot renew a Commercial Driverís License by mail or an Identification Card.
To make application, you will be required to complete a DMV Operators License Out of State Renewal data form, complete vision testing requirements and include a copy of your valid Nebraska driverís license or Nebraska approved identification as well as two forms of address verification. Refer to ID and Address verifications requirements document. Please include your out of state address, telephone number and/or fax number. Mail this information to the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles, PO Box 94726, Lincoln, NE 68509 or fax to 402-471-4020. An issuance certificate will then be sent to you. You will be required to sign it, attach the appropriate fee and return it to the Lincoln office. Once payment is received, your 30 day Temporary Driving Receipt will be mailed to the address you have provided. Within 10-14 business days your Nebraska driver's license will be mailed to the address you have provided. NOTE: If your driver's license has previously been renewed while out of state and does not have an updated photo, no further out of state renewals will be allowed until you have appeared at a driver licensing office in Nebraska and updated your photo.
Nebraska licensed drivers; 21 years and older, who know they will be out of the state during their renewal period, may apply for renewal of their license (operator's or commercial) prior to their leaving the state. They may be asked to provide proof that they will not be in the state during renewal period, and all standard testing requirements would be followed for their renewal. Contact the Driver Licensing Services main office for details.
There are special driverís licensing rules if you are on active duty in the military and stationed outside of Nebraska as well as renewing in person upon your return
to Nebraska. These rules also apply to family members of active duty military personnel. There is a military Exemption process or you can chose to keep your
license current by renewing by mail. Click on this link for complete information about this Exemption process: Military Exemption
If you are in the state of Nebraska, you will follow the regular In-State Renewal process listed above.
If you are stationed out of the state of Nebraska and wish to keep your license current you can renew by mail, following the Out-Of-State Renewal process listed above, as well as
including one of the following: a) copy of your current orders, b) copy of your leave papers, c) copy of your discharge papers, valid for 60
days after discharge, or d) military ID card.
You will be required to prove Nebraska residency, even if stationed outside of Nebraska. If you no longer have a physical Nebraska resident address, you will need to provide a current LES statement showing taxes paid to Nebraska and then two proofs of resident address for the state you are now residing in, or APO/FPO address.