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Renew your Massachusetts ID (Mass ID)

Learn how to renew your Mass ID before it expires.
Your Mass ID will be mailed to your address on record with 5–7 days.

Registry of Motor Vehicles

The Details

What you need

Effective March 26, 2018, to get or renew any driver's license, ID card, or learner's permit, you need documentation showing U.S. citizenship or lawful presence as required by federal and state law. Visit for more information.

To renew your Mass ID:

  1. Decide what type of ID you want – a REAL ID (valid for federal purposes) or Standard Massachusetts ID (not valid for federal purposes). Go to our website at to decide
  2. Complete your application online
  3. Bring your required identification and completed application to an RMV Service Center

Turning 21 soon? You may want to wait to renew until your birthday. See the 'More info' section below. 

How to renew

You may be eligible to renew your Mass ID online. If eligible, you will need to provide your:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • ID number
  • Last 4 digits of your Social Security Number
  • Email address


Bring your completed application, required documentation, and payment to:

Most RMV service centers accept cash, check, money order, and credit or debit cards. Since payment methods vary by location, check what’s accepted at the site you will be visiting.

More info

Turning 21?

If you renew your Massachusetts ID before your 21st birthday, you will receive a vertical ID with the words "Under 21" printed on it. That ID will be good for 5 years. However, if you renew your ID on or after your 21st birthday, you will receive a standard horizontal ID without "Under 21" printed on it.




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