The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles is planning to change how residents renew driver’s licenses and state identification cards.
The DMV is re-designing the licenses and ID cards, and in July will cease printing them in offices while you wait. Instead, the licenses and cards will be printed at a high-security facility and delivered in seven to 10 days.
DMV officials say the re-designed licenses and cards will be more secure and do a better job of protecting Vermonters from fraud and identity theft. They also note that credit cards and passports are already processed this way.
When you renew, the DMV will give you a temporary paper I.D. card, and it’ll be valid for 30 days. Current Vermont licenses and state I.D. cards will remain valid until their listed expiration date.