In an effort to make Iowan’s lives easier, House Republicans passed House File 355, which gives individuals the opportunity to renew their Iowa Drivers License online, 24/7.
The bill, which was signed by Governor Branstad on May 15, allows drivers between the ages of 18 and 70 the option to renew their drivers license online and extends the expiration date on the license from 5 years to 8 years. The $4 renewal fee will still be required but the transaction will be possible online as well. Individuals with vision or physical deficiencies will be required to renew their licenses every two years , which is already the current practice, at a DOT office.
The bill is estimated to save the Iowa Department of Transportation $1.2 million and many hours of waiting in lines for Iowans. It is also estimated that HF 355 will save Iowans nearly $3 million in fuel cost savings and lost wages as they will no longer have to drive to a DOT office and stand in line to renew their license.
To check if you are eligible to renew your drivers license online, visit the Iowa DOT’s website.