Driver’s License

An out-of-state driver with a valid license MUST obtain an Arkansas driver’s license within 30 days of relocating to Arkansas. A valid out-of-state license may be surrendered in exchange for an Arkansas driver’s license. You must visit the Department of Motor Vehicles (the same place you register your car; see the previous section) and take the following with you:

  • Two forms of identification
  • Your old license or proof that your license is not revoked
  • Proof of new address (e.g., checkbook, utility bill, etc.)
  • Form of payment

It is advisable to be prepared for a written driving test or vision test if out-of-state driver’s license is expired. Licenses are good for four years and cost $20 to renew. See web site for details:                                                                                  http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/driverServices/Pages/FAQ’s.aspx#a