Iowa’s online driver’s license renewal system is reality
More than a quarter-million Iowa drivers will be eligible to avoid lines and an office visit by renewing their driver’s licenses online.
The ability to renew an Iowa driver’s license online became available immediately after Governor Terry Branstad signed the option into law May 15, 2013.
Drivers were cautioned to beware of scammers using the online service as a way to try to get personal information from Iowans.
Branstad joined Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III to officially unveil the online system Monday, July 22, 2013.
“Nearly 284,000 Iowa drivers will be eligible to renew their driver’s licenses or identification cards 24-hours a day, seven days a week from any computer or mobile device with a web browser starting today,” said a statement from the governor’s office.
“This system was created to give Iowans the flexibility to renew their driver’s license or I.D. when and where it is convenient for them,” said Branstad. “There is no better way for government to serve its citizens than to find efficiencies while at the same time offering quicker service and better access.”
With some exceptions, you will be able to renew your license online if:
- You have a valid Iowa driver’s license or ID (non CDL).
- You are at least 18, but younger than 70 years old.
- Your license or ID has not been expired for more than a year.
- It is less than 180 days to the renewal date on your current license or ID.
- You are a U.S. citizen.
- You do not have any medical or vision conditions that would impact your ability to drive.
- You do not need to change the address or name printed on your card.