What is the Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form?
Form 478, Application for Alaska Driver License, Permit or Identification Card, or the Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form is a state-level document issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles in the state of Alaska. Residents of Alaska can use the form to renew their expiring or expired driver’s license.
The Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form also serves as an application form for Alaska residents who want to obtain a driver’s license.
You may renew your Alaska driver’s license using the Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form as early as one year prior to the expiration date on your license. In general, a driver’s license expires on the date of birth of its holder.
How to fill out the Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form?
The Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form is a single-page form that requires personal and driver-related information. Answer all the items accurately and correctly to avoid any problems with your renewal.
Mark the appropriate box to determine the license or permit you are applying for. You may select:
- Instruction Permit
- Identification Card
Mark the appropriate box to determine the classification of license you are applying for. You may select:
- Non-Commercial (D)
Mark the appropriate box to specify any endorsements. You may select:
- Tank (N)
- Passenger (P)
- School Bus (S)
- Doubles/Triples (T)
Full Legal Name
Enter your full legal in the following format: First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, Suffix.
AK license/permit/ID number
Enter your Alaska driver’s license, permit, or identification number, if you have any.
Date of birth
Enter your date of birth.
Enter your gender.
Enter your height in feet and inches.
Enter your weight.
Enter your natural hair color.
Enter your natural eye color.
Place of Birth
Enter your place of birth, including City, State, and Country if other than the U.S.
Enter your mailing address, including City, State, and ZIP Code. This address will appear on your license, permit, or ID card.
Enter your residence address, including City, State, and ZIP Code. The address should be a physical location and not a P.O. box or Mail Receiving Station address.
Enter your email address.
Enter your telephone number.
For each of the following items, mark Yes if the statement is true; otherwise, mark No. If the item is not applicable to you, mark N/A.
- I declare myself an honorably discharged U.S. Armed Forces and authorize DMV to send my personal information to the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to provide benefits to me.
- I have a U.S. Armed Forces honorable discharge and wish to have a veteran designation placed or retained on my license.
Mark Yes if the statement is true; otherwise, mark No.
- Would you like to be an organ donor with a designator displayed on your license/ID card?
If you would like to donate $1 or more to the anatomical gift awareness fund, enter the amount in dollars.
For each of the following items, mark Yes if the statement is true; otherwise, mark No.
You may not register to vote if you are not a U.S. citizen.
- Would you like to register to vote or make changes to your voter registration?
To vote in Alaska, you must provide an Alaska residence address.
- Have been convicted of a felony?
- Have you been unconditionally discharged from your felony?
- Would you like your residence address kept confidential?
Your residence address must be different from your mailing address for it to be kept confidential.
If you have legally used a name or names other than the name you currently have, enter it or them.
Driver License Questions
You do not have to answer this section if you are applying for an identification card.
List any States in which you have ever had a permit, license, or id card.
Mark Yes if your driving privileges or application for a driver’s license have been suspended or revoked; otherwise mark No. If you answered Yes, enter the concerned State, the date of suspension or revocation, and the reason.
Mark Yes if within the last five years you have had a medical condition or impairment, mental or physical disorder, seizure, or any other health problems that could affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle; otherwise mark No. if you answered Yes, provide an explanation.
Mark Yes if within the last five years you have had three or more alcohol or drug-related convictions; otherwise, mark No. If you answered Yes, provide a physician verification that the problem is under control or proof of completion of a rehabilitation treatment program.
Commercial Drivers Only
Mark Yes if you are domiciled (permanent residence) in the States of Alaska; otherwise, mark No.
Signature of Applicant
Affix your signature.
Enter the date you signed the form.
LOGIN ID/Office Number
Enter your login id or office number.
Where to submit the Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form?
You have several options to renew your Alaska driver’s license. If you are renewing and upgrading to a REAL ID, you need to renew in person.
Note: REAL ID is a federal requirement for state-issued driver’s licenses and non-driver IDs to prevent fraud. It is also used for domestic flight purposes.
You may only renew by mail if:
- you are 22 years of age and older;
- none of your personal information has changed; and
- you did not renew by mail during your last renewal.
Submit the Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form and supporting documents to:
Juneau Driver Services
State of Alaska — Division of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 110221
Juneau, AK 99811-0221
You may only renew online if:
- you are between 21 and 68 years old on the license expiration date;
- you have a non-commercial driver’s license;
- your last renewal was done in person; and
- your driver’s license is not canceled, revoked, suspended, or disqualified.
Visit the official Alaska DMV website to process your renewal.
Bring your completed Alaska Driver’s License Renewal form and supporting documents to the nearest DMV office.
Is there a fee to renew my Alaska driver’s license?
The following are the renewing fees based on the submission type:
- By Mail — $21
- Online — $20
- In-Person — $20