DMV Offering Online License Renewals

One Less Reason To Stand In Line

We bring great news to Putnam County commuters: You don’t have to stand in that frustrating line, anymore, to renew your West Virginia driver’s license.

The West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is bringing itself, kicking and screaming, into the modern age.

According to a DMV news release, licenses can be renewed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The most recent picture of the driver will be used for the renewal. (Ladies, we can hear you cheering about not looking older in your renewed license photo.)

One thing hasn’t changed: You still won’t get your renewed license for 10-14 days, so don’t wait until your birthday to renew.

“We are very excited to offer our customers the ability to renew their driver’s license from home with our secure and efficient online services portal. We’ve really worked hard this year to make DMV services more accessible and convenient for our customers,” says DMV Commissioner Pat Reed.

There is some fine print:

  • Your address must not have changed.
  • You must be over 21-years-old.
  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • Your currentlicense must be in good standing.
  • You will need your current/expired license, the renewal notice mailed by the DMV, which includes the 4 digit Personal Identification Number
  • You will need a major credit or debit card. (The West Virginia DMV started allowing plastic in 2001).

To access the DMV license renewal website, please click here.