STATE: NCDMV expands online services to allow for state-issued ID card renewals

Published 4:29 pm Monday, March 29, 2021

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The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles expanded its online services and now customers can renew state-issued identification cards.

Individuals with a state-issued ID can skip making an office appointment and renew online by going to and follow the instructions.  State-issued IDs can be renewed up to six months before they expire.  The price to renew an ID is $14, plus the $3 online convenience fee. However, there are also ID holders who can renew for free. That information can be found at under No-Fee ID Cards.

Obtaining an initial state-issued ID still requires a visit to a driver license office.  Information on obtaining an ID card can be found on the DMV website.

NCDMV already offers online access for many services, including driver license renewals, ordering duplicate licenses and ID cards, driving record requests, driver license office appointments, registration renewals, vehicle property tax payments, duplicate registration cards, ordering personalized and specialty plates, payment of insurance lapse fines, and applying for voter registration.