A drivers license in New Jersey will be valid for four years. You have to renew drivers license after it has expired. The requirements that need to be met in order to renew your driver’s license can vary depending on whether the license is valid, lost, stolen or suspended.
If You Have a Valid License
You can renew your driver’s license by mail up to six months before it expires. If your driver’s license is supposed to expire within 20 days, then you will have to go to the DMV to renew it. Keep in mind that there is not a grace period. This means that you will not be able to use your license after it has expired.
If You Have a Suspended Driver’s License
You will not be able to renew a suspended driver’s license by mail You will have to pay $100 to get your license back and go the DMV to renew it. Avoid driving with a suspended license because this can lead to jail time and fines.
Lost or Stolen License
You can renew your license if the expiration date is coming up soon. If it is not time for your license to expire, then you will need to replace it.
Renewing Your License In Person
You will need to provide a proof of identity. This includes things such as a passport, birth certificate or your current driver’s license. You will also need to provide a secondary document such as a college ID, marriage certificate or military ID.
You will need to bring your Social Security card. Additionally, you will need to bring a copy of your proof of address. This can be a utility bill that you received in the past 90 days or bank statements that you received within the past 60 days. You will also need to bring your payment.
Renewing By Mail
If you choose to renew by mail, then you will need to mail in an application. You will need to send in a money order or check. You should receive your new driver’s license within 10 days.
Fees to Renew Your License
It costs $24 to renew a Class D/E license. It costs $42 to renew a Class D license with a motorcycle endorsement. You can pay with a credit card, debit card, check or money order at the DMV. You can only use a check or money order to pay for your license by mail.