AMES, Iowa – Feb. 15, 2012 – All drivers need to do it, but many forget - to renew their driver’s license on time. Now, Iowa licensed drivers can receive an email renewal notification approximately 30 days before their driver’s license is set to expire.
All drivers are responsible for renewing their driver’s license on time. Your license expires on the expiration date printed on the license. The license is valid for driving for an additional 60 days after expiration. After those 60 days, you may be ticketed for driving with an expired driver’s license.
Persons that hold a nonoperator’s identification card rather than a driver’s license may also sign up for a free e-mail renewal reminder.
The renewal reminder is not the only new, free service the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is offering.
It’s simple - sign up for the renewal notification, change your mailing address, if needed, and view your driving record. All you need is a valid email account and Internet access.
To get started, visit the Iowa DOT’s Motor Vehicle Division “myMVD” website at https://mymvd.iowadot.gov/. Select “Create an Account” and then follow the instructions to gain access to your account. Scan the QR code below to go to the website. This image can be downloaded by right clicking on it and choosing "save image as."
Media contact: Kim Snook, director, Office of Driver Services, 515-237-3253 or firstname.lastname@example.org