Wyoming Department of Transportation

Lost / Renewal

Lost / Renewal Drivers License Questions?  Call 307-777-4800 option # 1 for a representative, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed holidays.

Please Note:  Per Wyoming State Statute (W.S. 31-7-119) you are allowed to renew by mail every other renewal ( or once in an 8 year period).

Lost License

If you've lost your Wyoming driver license or identification card, and you are still in Wyoming, you can:

Appear in person at your local driver exam office, complete the Wyoming Driver License/ Identification Card Application, pay the required fee and have a new photo taken.  

Required Documents ( if not previously provided ) per Wyoming State Statue ( W.S. 31-7-111 )

  • Present a valid U.S. passport or state-certified birth certificate 
  • Provide proof of a name change (such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, etc.) if your name is now different or has changed from your birth certificate or U.S. passport.
  • Present proof of your Social Security number (W-2 form, IRS tax form, SSN card, etc.)
  • Present two (2) current forms of proof of Wyoming residency.  (Can be any two documents that have your name and physical Wyoming address on them. This excludes your Wyoming Driver License).

If you've lost your Wyoming driver license or identification card, and you are not currently in Wyoming but will return within 60 days please contact us at (307-777-4806 or click here to email our office.  Our department may be able to issue you a temporary driver license until you are able to return to Wyoming to apply in person.  

If you will not be returning to Wyoming within 60 days, you may be eligible for a "mail in renewal" to replace your lost driver license/ ID card. Follow these steps:  

  • Please refer to the "Required Documents" list above, if you have not previously provided those documents, you will need to submit these documents to our office to process your mail in renewal.  
  • Print and complete the application form.  Have the vision section on the application completed and signed by a vision specialist or DMV office.  
  • Send the form to:  Driver Services - WYDOT, 5300 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, WY  82009-3340, with the appropriate renewal fee: $15 for class C, $20 for CDL, add $3 if you have a motorcycle class code. The fee is $10 to replace an identification card.  
  • If you are a minor, under the age of 18 years, your legal parent or guardian must sign the minor's release on the application form.
  • To have your driver license or identification card mailed to you out of state, you must complete a Forwarding Request Form/. State mail will not be forwarded from the post office.  

 


Renewing Your Driver License

To renew your current Wyoming driver license, you may choose one of the following ways:

  • Renew by mail (Send form to:  Driver Services-WYDOT, 5300 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne, WY  82009-3340)
  • Renew in person

Renewing by mail:    

Wyoming State Law (W.S. 31-7-119) allows for the renewal of a driver's license by mail once every eight years.  An application form is mailed to you 120 days prior to the expiration of your license; however, you may renew prior to that time without any problem.  The vision screening section of the application is required to be completed and signed by a vision specialist or a Driver Services Examiner:  Vision screening must have been within the last 12 months.  Documents required will depend on what you have previously provided.   Please allow 30 days to process your renewal application.  If you renew your license by mail, and you wish to have it sent back to you at an out-of-state address, you will be required to complete a "Forwarding Request" form and provide 2 forms of proof of Wyoming residency.

CDL Drivers:  If you hold a commercial driver's license with the Hazardous Materials endorsement, you cannot renew by mail because you must take the written test for the endorsement you hold.  However, if you are willing to drop the "H" endorsement, you can renew by mail. You are also required to have a valid Federal Hazardous Materials Assessment on file with the department. (Remember, each assessment is only valid for a five-year period.)

Military Exemption: Active-duty military personnel may renew by mail as often as is necessary; however, when you visit Wyoming again, you will  need to appear in person at a local driver exam office to be issued a new Driver License with an updated photo.  The active duty member simply needs to complete the " active duty request form" and to email to the address on the form.  A special statement will be displayed on your driver's license that indicates the license expiration date is waived when accompanied by an active-duty military ID card. There is no fee to renew active duty members.  

Military Dependents:  May renew by mail as often as necessary; however, when in Wyoming again, you will need to appear in person at a local driver exam office to be issued a new license with an updated photo.  Military dependents are required to complete the application form, have the vision section completed and signed by a vision specialist or DMV office and pay the required fee.  $15 for a class C, $20 for a CDL, add $3 if you have a motorcycle class code.  The fee is $10 for an Identification Card.  

Non-U.S. Citizens: If you are not a U.S. citizen, you cannot renew your Wyoming driver's license by mail unless you are classified as a "Permanent Resident" by the Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services, and are currently licensed with Wyoming with that classification.

E-mail requests or questions regarding renewing your license by mail.

Renewing in person:      

Real ID requirements:         When renewing your Wyoming driver license and/or your Wyoming identification card, you are required to present all of the following documents if not previously provided:

  1. Valid U.S. passport or state-certified birth certificate **
  2. Proof of Social Security Number (W-2 form, IRS tax form, SSN card, etc.)
  3. Two (2) current forms of proof of Wyoming residency (see below under Proof of Residency)
  4. **Proof of a name change (such as a marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, etc.) if your name is now different or has changed from your birth certificate or U.S. passport. 

Once every eight years, you are required to appear in person to renew your driver's license. An updated photo will be taken at that time and you will be required to pass a vision screening. If you have any medical or vision problems, you may be asked to have your doctor complete a Medical Evaluation form  and/or a Vision Evaluation form. . If you do not have your current Wyoming driver license to surrender at the time you renew it, you must present two other forms of identification such as a certified birth certificate, valid U.S. passport, car registration, W-2 form, etc.  

CDL Drivers:  You are required to present a valid federal DOT Medical Certificate upon renewal. If you have the Hazardous Materials endorsement on your license ("H" or "X"), you are required to take the Hazmat written test each time you renew your license. You are also required to have a valid Federal Hazardous Materials Assessment on file with the department. (Remember, each assessment is only valid for a five-year period.)

Non-US Citizens :  If you were not born in the United States, you are required to present one of the following documents every time you renew your Wyoming driver license in person or have any kind of service provided:

 

Permanent Resident Authorization Card,  Employment Authorization Card, Valid  passport with VISA and I-94, and any other documents that may have been issued to by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services which verifies legal entry in to the United States.Your lawful status will be verified with the BCIS.

Citizens Born Outside the U.S.

  • U.S. Department of State Certificate of Birth Abroad,
  • U.S. Department of State Certificate of Naturalization or Citizenship.
  • Bureau of Citizenship and Naturalization documents including: Resident Alien card, Employment Authorization card, valid passport with VISA and I-94, and any other documents that may have been issued to you by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services which verify legal entry into the United States. Your lawful status will be verified with the BCIS.

 

 


Veteran Designation

Wyoming veterans have the option of requesting a veteran designation be shown on the front of their Wyoming driver license or identification card. 

The red “V” in the upper right-hand corner of the license or card will allow Wyoming veterans to validate their honorable service with a government-issued identification card.

To qualify for the designation, applicants must submit a verification form and copy of their separation papers (Form DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to the Wyoming Veterans Commission. The form is available on the Forms page.

The commission will notify WYDOT Driver Services if an applicant qualifies as an honorably discharged veteran. The Veterans Commission will not keep the DD 214 copies on file, they will be destroyed to protect privacy. The commission will notify the applicant if there is a problem with the separation documents submitted.

Veterans will need to indicate on their driver license or ID card application that they wish to have the veteran designation on their card. Veterans who get their status verified before going to a WYDOT Driver Services office to renew their license should get their new license with the red “V” in the mail in about three weeks.

It is recommended that veterans contact the Veterans Commission for verification at least a week before going to a WYDOT Driver Services office to renew a license.  There is no additional fee required to get the veteran designation, but the normal fee charged for a new or renewal license will apply.

Applicants who already have the veteran designation on their license from another state will still be required to have their status verified by the Wyoming Veterans Commission to get the designation when they come in to get a Wyoming license, because some states do not require the veteran to be honorably discharged, as required by Wyoming law.

Veterans Commission contact number is 307-777-8152.


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