Arkansas reveals new driver's license, IDs, rollout dates

AR to issue redesigned driver's licenses, ID cards starting July 9

ARKANSAS (KSLA) - Arkansas drivers and residents needing to renew their ID may see something completely different next time they're at the DMV.

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration on Tuesday revealed a newly designed Arkansas driver's license and ID card.

The card will be issued beginning July 9 at certain Revenue Offices, with each of the 134 Revenue Offices throughout the state issuing the new card by Aug. 28.

"Over the last three years, DFA has prioritized the use of new technology to improve and simplify the services we provide to Arkansans," DFA Director Larry Walther says in a news release. "The new license is a great example of this effort. We incorporated new security features that protect citizens from fraud through duplication."

The cost is $10 for a license and $5 for an ID. Both are available online beginning July 9.

Arkansas Real IDs also are eligible for a duplicate order either in person or online.

Existing licenses and cards, including those issued recently, remain effective through the expiration date.

However, if residents would like the new version, they may order a duplicate either in person at a revenue office or online at mydmv.arkansas.gov.

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