DRIVER LICENSE & DMV INFORMATION BY STATE

State DMV And Driver Licensing Information


Your state department of motor vehicles provides important information.  Your state DMV may manage several programs:


  1. Driver’s Education and Safety Programs

  2. Driver’s License Testing and Vision Checks For License Tests

  3. Driver’s License Renewals (in person, on the Internet or by mail)

  4. Vehicle Registration & Renewals

  5. State Organ Donation Registration

  6. Voter Registration


Find information and links below for your state Motor Vehicle Offices.

AK    Alaska
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles
907-269-5551
www.state.ak.us/dmv

Alaska Driving Manual                                                     http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/dlmanual/dlman.pdf                                                                 

Alaska driver's license renewal information

   •As of 2010, drivers 69+ cannot renew license by mail.

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person

•Vision test: Yes

•Written test: No

•Road test: No

 
AL    Alabama
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Alabama Department of Public Safety 
334-242-4400
http://www.dps.state.al.us/DriverLicense/Default.aspx

Alabama Driving Manual                                                    http://www.dps.state.al.us/DriverLicense/manuals/DriverManual.pdf

Alabama driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years

•Renewal conditions: In person

•Vision test: No

•Written test: No

•Road test: No

 
AR    Arkansas
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Arkansas Office of Driver Services
501-682-7059
http://www.arkansas.gov/dfa/driver_services/ds_index.html

Arkansas Driving Manual                                                          

http://www.asp.state.ar.us/divisions/hp/pdf/ar%20dl%20study%20guide_october%202007.pdf


Arkansas driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years

•Renewal conditions: No age-based conditions. In person;        by mail only if out of state

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
AZ    Arizona
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Arizona Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division
602-255-0072 (Phoenix)    520-629-9808 (Tucson)
800-251-5866 (elsewhere in Arizona)
www.azdot.gov/mvd/index.asp

Arizona Driving Manual                                                                http://mvd.azdot.gov/mvd/formsandpub/viewPDF.asp?lngProductKey=1420&lngFormInfoKey=1420

Arizona driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 12 years; over 65 every 5 years

•Renewal conditions: At age 65, reduction of cycle to 5 years (from 12 years)

•Vision test: Yes

•Written test: No, unless recommended by the Medical Review Program or a Motor Vehicle Division personnel observation.

•Road test: If recommended by the Medical Review Program or a Motor Vehicle Division observation.

 
CA    California
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

California Department of Motor Vehicles
800-777-0133
www.dmv.ca.gov

California Driving Manual                                                            http://www.dmv.ca.gov/top_nav/top_nav_pdf_link.htm#

California driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, but qualified drivers (that is, drivers under 70 who are not on driving probation or suspension) can renew by mail or Internet for no more than 2 license terms in a row. 

   •     No renewal by mail or Internet after age 70.

•Vision test: Yes, at in-person renewal.

•Written test: Yes, at in-person renewal.

•Road test: Only if there are indications of driver impairment, based on a report by a law enforcement officer, a physician, or a family member.

 
CO    Colorado
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Colorado Division of Motor Vehicles
303-205-5600, 303-205-5609, or 303-205-5613
www.revenue.state.co.us/mv_dir/home.asp

Colorado Driving Manual                                                                http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?c=Page&cid=1212657832969&pagename=Revenue-MV%2FRMVLayout

Colorado driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: If eligible, mail-in or online renewal every other cycle.

•People 66 and older can't renew electronically, but they can renew by mail (effective August 2008) if a licensed ophthalmologist or optometrist certifies that they passed a  vision exam given within the previous six months.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: Only if point accumulation for traffic violations has resulted in suspension.

•Road test: No. However, a medical clearance is required if drivers answer "yes" to a question about whether they have  had a condition (such as heart attack, stroke, epilepsy, seizures, etc.) that could impair their driving ability.

 
CT    Connecticut
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

State of Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles
860-263-5700 (within Hartford area or outside CT)
860-842-8222 (elsewhere in CT)
www.dmvct.org

Connecticut Driving Manual                                                            http://www.ct.gov/dmv/cwp/view.asp?a=2594&q=400260

Connecticut driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 6 years for those under age 65; choice, based on fee structure, of every 2 years or 6 years for those 65 and older.

•Drivers aged 65 and older can select a 2-year or a 6-year renewal cycle, based on fee structure. Typically, a personal appearance at renewal is required. If they show hardship (such as a medical reason), those 65 and older may renew by mail.

•Renewal conditions: In person at a DMV location. By mail typically only to residents who are temporarily out of state, or for a medical reason.

•Vision test: No.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: For new applicants and for those who have had an expired license for two years or more.

 
Washington, DC    District of Columbia
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Washington, D.C.                                                                        District of Columbia Department of Motor Vehicles
202-737-4404, or 311 outside the 202 area
http://dmv.dc.gov/main.shtm

Washington DC driver’s license renewal inforamtion

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: Those with a clean driving record and no medical specifications or conditions (such as a change in vision, diabetes diagnosis, recent episodes of or treatment for fainting or seizures) can renew online every other cycle.

•Vision test: Yes.  A vision test is required, and a reaction test may be necessary starting at age 70 or at the nearest renewal date thereafter. A practicing physician must certify that the applicant is physically and mentally competent to drive. Starting at age 75, drivers may be required to complete a written test and a road test.

•Written test: Regardless of age, if a person is believed to be incompetent as a licensed driver, and if a license has been expired for more than 180 days, a written test is required. Starting at age 75, drivers may be required to complete a written test.

•Road test: Regardless of age, if a person is believed to be incompetent as a licensed driver, and if a license has been expired for more than 180 days, a road test is required. At age 75, drivers may be required to complete a road test.

 
DE    Delaware
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles
302-744-2500
www.delaware.gov/yahoo/DMV

Delaware Driving Manual

Delaware driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years

•Renewal conditions: In person

•Vision test: Yes

•Written test: No

•Road test: No

 
FL    Florida
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles
850-617-2000
www.hsmv.state.fl.us/html/dlnew.html

Florida Driving Manual                                                                    http://www.flhsmv.gov/handbooks/

Florida driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 6 years if no driving infractions;     every 4 years otherwise.

•Renewal conditions: By mail, phone, Internet, or in person, every third license term.

•Vision test: Yes, at in-person renewal. 

   •Vision test mandatory starting at age 80.

•Written test: May be required, based on driving history, signs     of physical or mental impairment based on observations of a department clerk, or a report by a law enforcement officer, a physician, a family member, or another member of the public.

•Road test: May be required if there are signs of physical or mental impairment, based on observations of a department clerk or in response to a report by a law enforcement officer,     a physician, a family member, or other member of the public.

 
GA    Georgia
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Georgia Department of Driver Services
678-413-8400
http://www.dds.ga.gov/

Georgia Driving Manual                                                                 http://www.dds.ga.gov/docs/forms/FullDriversManual.pdf

Georgia driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years for those 60 and older. Veterans' licenses are valid until age 65. Under age 60, license renewed every 5 or 10 years at the driver's choice. [Note: 10-year renewal is $30; 5-year renewal is $20.]

•Renewal conditions: In person for those 64 and over. Those under age 64 may be eligible to renew by mail or Internet.

•Vision test: Yes.  Those age 64 and older need a vision test.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
HI    Hawaii
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Hawaii Driver License Section
808-532-7730
www.co.honolulu.hi.us/csd/vehicle/index.htm
www.honolulu.gov/csd/vehicle/dlicense.htm

Hawaii Driving Manual                                                                  http://hawaii.gov/dot/highways/hwy-v/HIDrvManV2DriversManual.pdf

Hawaii driver's license renewal information

  •License renewed: Every 2 years for those 72 and older, otherwise every 8 years (starting November 2008).

•Renewal conditions: In person or mail in (with a doctor's certification for vision and general health, regardless of age).

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: If required; need is usually based on medical reports.

 
IA    Iowa
http://www.AsYouAge.com/
                                                                                   Iowa Office of Driver Services
800-532-1121
www.dot.state.ia.us/mvd

Iowa Driving Manual                                                                        http://www.iowadot.gov/mvd/ods/dlmanual.htm

Iowa driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 2 years for those 70 and older or those under 18. Every 2 years or 5 years, based on a fee structure, for those 18 to 69.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: If physical or mental conditions (such as changes in health status) warrant.

 
ID    Idaho
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Idaho Division of Motor Vehicles
208-334-8735 or 208-334-4443
http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/index.htm

Idaho Driving Manual                                                                        http://itd.idaho.gov/dmv/driverservices/documents/driver_manual.pdf                                                         

Idaho driver's license renewal information

Standard driver's license renewal:

•License renewed: Every 4 years for those over age 62. Those 21 to 62 can choose between 4-year and 8-year renewals.

•Renewal conditions: Mail in every other cycle.                         No renewal by mail after age 69.

•Vision test: Yes, for in-person renewal.

•Written test: No, unless examiner thinks it necessary.

•Road test: If requested by DMV examiner, law enforcement agency, family member, or physician.

 
IL    Illinois
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Illinois Driver Services Department
312-793-1010 or 800-252-8980
217-782-6212 (Springfield)                                                                 http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/home.html

Illinois Driving Manual                                                                        http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/publications/rules_of_the_road/rrtoc.html

Illinois driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years for those under age 81.    Every 2 years for those 81 to 86 years, and every year for those 87 and older.

•Renewal conditions: For those under 75 with a clean driving record and no medical report (based on physician or community member filing a report questioning driving ability or physical or cognitive skills), mail-in or telephone renewal available every other cycle.                                                        No renewal by mail for those 75 and older

•Vision test: Yes, for those 75 and older, and for in-person renewal.

•Written test: Every 8 years if traffic convictions have occurred.

•Road test: Yes, for those 75 and older.

 
IN    Indiana
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles, Driver Services
317-233-6000
www.mybmv.in.gov

Indiana Driving Manual                                                                    https://myweb.in.gov/BMV/mybmvportal/LicensesAndIDCards/DriversManual.aspx

Indiana driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years for drivers age 18 to 74;     every 3 years for those 75 to 85; every 2 years for drivers     older than 85.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No, unless license has been expired for more than 2 years or driver has six or more points accumulated for traffic violations.

•Road test: Only if there is a medical reason, or if license has been expired for more than three years.

 
KS    Kansas
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Kansas Department of Revenue, Division of Motor Vehicles
785-296-3963
http://www.ksrevenue.org/vehicle.htm

Kansas Driving Manual                                                                        http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/dlhb.pdf

Kansas driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: License renewed every 4 years for those   65 and older; every 6 years for those 64 and under.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: Yes.

•Road test: Yes, if examiner indicates, for visual acuity of 20/60 or worse, or per a physician's request.

 
KY    Kentucky
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Kentucky Division of Driver Licensing
502-564-6800
www.kytc.state.ky.us/drlic

Kentucky Driving Manual                                                                         http://drlic.kytc.ky.gov/drivers_manual/driversmanual.htm

Kentucky driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: No.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
LA    Louisiana
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles
877-368-5463
www.expresslane.org

Louisiana Driving Manual                                                                    http://dpsweb.dps.louisiana.gov/omvpubs.nsf

Louisiana driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or every other cycle by mail, phone, or Internet.  No mail, phone, or Internet renewal for those 70 and older or for those under 70 whose previous renewal was by phone, mail, or Internet.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: If license has been expired 12 months or longer.

•Road test: If license has been expired 2 years or longer.

 
MA    Massachusetts
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles
617-351-4500
http://www.mass.gov/rmv

Massachusetts Driving Manual                                                http://www.mass.gov/rmv/dmanual/index.htm

Massachusetts driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or every other cycle by Internet or mail.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No, unless indicated for legal or medical reasons.

•Road test: No, unless indicated for legal or medical reasons.

 
MD    Maryland
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Maryland Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Administration
800-950-1682
http://www.marylandmva.com

Maryland Driving Manual                                                                    http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Resources/DL-002B.pdf

Maryland driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person or by mail every other cycle.

•Vision test: Yes, for age 40 and older.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
ME    Maine
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles
207-624-9000
www.state.me.us/sos/bmv

Maine Driving Manual                                                                http://www.maine.gov/sos/bmv/licenses/MaineExamManual.pdf

Maine driver's license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years for those age 65 and older; every 6 years for those under age 65.

•Renewal conditions: Mail in or in person.

•Vision test: Vision test is required at each renewal for those age 62 and older. (At the first renewal after age 40, a vision test is required, then at every second renewal until age 62.)

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
MI    Michigan
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Michigan Department of State Information Center
888-767-6424
www.michigan.gov/sos

Michigan Driving Manual                                                                    http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-1642-103522--,00.html

Michigan driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: Mail in every other cycle, if no traffic convictions and no changes in physical or mental condition.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No (unless license has been expired for four years or more).

•Road test: No (unless physical or mental condition indicates a need).

 
MN    Minnesota
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Minnesota Department of Public Safety
Driver and Vehicle Services Division
651-297-3298
www.dps.state.mn.us/dvs

Minnesota Driving Manual                                                                  https://dutchelm.dps.state.mn.us/dvsinfo/mainframepublic.asp

Minnesota driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No (unless license has been expired for more than 1 year).

•Road test: No (unless license has been expired for more than 5 years).

 
MO    Missouri
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Missouri Department of Revenue
Driver License Bureau
573-751-4600
http://dor.mo.gov/mvdl/drivers

Missouri Driving Manual                                                                    http://dor.mo.gov/mvdl/drivers/dlguide/

Missouri driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 6 years for those under age 70;    Renew every 3 years for those 70 and older.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No (unless license has been expired for more than 6 months or a review process indicates).

•Road test: No (unless license has been expired for more than 6 months or a review process indicates).

 
MS    Mississippi
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Driver Services
601-987-1287
www.dps.state.ms.us
or
https://www.ms.gov/hp/drivers/license/Main.do

Mississippi driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or every other cycle by Internet regardless of age.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
MT    Montana
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Montana Department of Justice, Motor Vehicle Division
406-444-1772
http://www.doj.mt.gov/driving/

Montana Driving Manual                                                                    http://www.doj.mt.gov/driving/forms/25-1500.pdf

Montana driver’s license renewal information

•For drivers age 68 to 74, all renewed licenses expire at age 75. For drivers 75 and older, renewal is every four years.

•License renewed: Every 8 years                                               For drivers age 68 to 74, all renewed licenses expire at age 75.   For drivers 75 and older, renewal is every four years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or by mail every other renewal cycle for residents of counties that do not provide driver’s license services or those residents temporarily living out of state.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: Yes, if driver's ability is in question.

•Road test: Yes, if driver's ability is in question.

 
NC    North Carolina
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

North Carolina Department of Transportation
Division of Motor Vehicles
919-715-7000
www.dmv.dot.state.nc.us

North Carolina Driving Manual                                                    http://www.ncdot.org/dmv/driver_services/drivershandbook/

North Carolina driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 8 years, or every 5 years for those 54 and older.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or by mail if out of state for 30 or more days.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: Yes.

•Road test: At the discretion of the examiner.

 
ND    North Dakota
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

North Dakota Department of Transportation
Drivers License & Traffic Safety
701-328-2600
http://www.dot.nd.gov/public/licensing.htm

North Dakota Driving Manual                                                        http://www.dot.nd.gov/divisions/driverslicense/docs/rulesroad.pdf

North Dakota driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person; one-time mail-in renewal if   out of state at time of renewal.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
NE    Nebraska
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles
402-471-3918
www.dmv.state.ne.us

Nebraska Driving Manual                                                                http://www.dmv.ne.gov/examining/fee.html

Nebraska driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or via mail if out of state.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No, unless license has been expired for more than one year or has been suspended, revoked, or canceled.

•Road test: No, unless license has been expired for more than one year or has been suspended, revoked, or canceled.

 
NH    New Hampshire
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

New Hampshire Department of Safety
Division of Motor Vehicles
603-271-2371
www.state.nh.us/dmv

New Hampshire Driving Manual                                                            http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/documents/nhdm.pdf


New Hampshire driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: Yes, for those 75 and older.

 
NJ    New Jersey
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

State of New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Commission
609-292-6500 or, in NJ, 888-486-3339
http://www.state.nj.us/mvc

New Jersey Driving Manual                                                            http://www.state.nj.us/mvc/About/manuals.htm

New Jersey driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Periodically, if indicated.

•Written test: If indicated, by referral, from the Motor Vehicle Commission's medical review process.

•Road test: If indicated, by referral, from the Motor Vehicle Commission's medical review process.

 
NM    New Mexico
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue
Motor Vehicle Division
888-683-4636
http://www.tax.state.nm.us/mvd/mvd_home.htm

New Mexico Driving Manual                                                                 http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/assets/dlm.pdf

New Mexico driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 or 8 years for drivers under age 75.                                Must renew every year for drivers 75 or older. Drivers who will turn 75 during their 4-year or 8-year license term need to renew at age 75.

•Renewal conditions: In person or by mail.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: May be required.

•Road test: May be required.

 
NV    Nevada
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

State of Nevada ,Department of Motor Vehicles
702-486-4368 (Las Vegas area)
775-684-4368 (Reno/Carson)
877 368-7828 (rural Nevada)
http://www.dmvnv.com/

Nevada Driving Manual                                                                    http://www.dmvnv.com/pdfforms/dlbook.pdf

Nevada driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: For those under age 71, mail in or by Internet every other cycle.                                                     Those 71 and older may not renew by Internet.                   Drivers 71 and older who renew by mail must supply a vision and medical report.

•Vision test: Yes, in person.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
OH    Ohio
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Ohio Department of Public Safety
Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles
614-752-7500
http://bmv.ohio.gov

Ohio Driving Manual                                                                    http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/hsy7607.pdf

Ohio driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or by mail if out of state.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No, unless the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has good cause to believe that the driver is incompetent or incapable of safely operating a vehicle. Good cause may be considered if a request for re-certification is received from a law enforcement agency or court, medical personnel, a relative, friend, neighbor, or other community member.

•Road test: No, unless the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has good cause to believe that the driver is incompetent or incapable of safely operating a vehicle. Good cause may be considered if a request for re-certification is received from a law enforcement agency or court, medical personnel, a relative, friend, neighbor, or other community member.

 
NY    New York
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

State of New York, Department of Motor Vehicles
800-342-5368
212-645-5550 or 718-966-6155 (New York City metro area)
800-342-5368 (for area codes 516, 631, 845, and 914)
800-225-5368 (for all other area codes)
518-473-5595 (outside the state)
www.nydmv.state.ny.us

New York Driving Manual                                                                http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/dmanual/default.html

New York driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years for initial renewal; subsequent renewals every 8 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person or via Internet or mail. No matter how a license is renewed, if the driver has or has been treated for certain medical conditions, such as hearing impairment, heart ailment, lost use of a limb or eye, convulsive disorder, or any condition that causes unconsciousness, he or she must submit a medical form that can be either mailed or shown in person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
OK    Oklahoma
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Oklahoma Department of Public Safety                                         Driver License Examining
405-425-2424
http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/

Oklahoma Driving Manual                                                                    http://www.dps.state.ok.us/dls/okdm.html

Oklahoma driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, or by mail if out of state.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No, unless the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has good cause to believe that the driver is incompetent or incapable of safely operating a vehicle. Good cause may be considered if a request for re-certification is received from a law enforcement agency or court, medical personnel, a relative, friend, neighbor, or other community member.

•Road test: No, unless the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has good cause to believe that the driver is incompetent or incapable of safely operating a vehicle. Good cause may be considered if a request for re-certification is received from a law enforcement agency or court, medical personnel, a relative, friend, neighbor, or other community member.

•License Fee: License fee is reduced for those age 62 to 64 and is waived for those age 65 and older.

 
OR    Oregon
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Oregon Department of Transportation
Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division
503-945-5000
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/

Oregon Driving Manual                                                                    http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/forms/manuals.shtml

Oregon driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 8 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person only, regardless of age.

•Vision test: Yes, every 8 years for those 50 and older.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No. However, DMV may test if family members, friends, law enforcement, medical professionals, or social service providers have reported an unsafe driver.

 
PA    Pennsylvania
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Driver & Vehicle Services
800-932-4600 (within state)
717-391-6190 (out of state)
http://www.dmv.state.pa.us/

Pennsylvania Driving Manual

Pennsylvania driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person or via mail or Internet.

•Vision test: No.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
RI    Rhode Island
http://www.AsYouAge.com/

State of Rhode Island
Division of Motor Vehicles

401-462-4368
www.dmv.state.ri.us

Rhode Island Driving Manual                                                        http://www.dmv.state.ri.us/manuals/

Rhode Island driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years for those under 70;           Every 2 years for those 70 and older.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
SC    South Carolina
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South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
803-896-5000 or 800-442-1DMV                                         (803-896-8623 in Columbia)
http://www.scdmvonline.com/

South Carolina Driving Manual                                                 http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/forms.aspx

South Carolina driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 or 10 years for those younger than 65; every 5 years for those 65 and older.

•Renewal conditions: In person for 5 or 10 year license renewals. Only the 5-year renewal is available by mail (if there are no violations totaling more than 5 points in the past two years, and no suspensions, revocations, or cancellations); or via Internet (if driver is under 65 and there are no violations totaling more than 5 points in the past two years, and no suspensions, revocations, or cancellations).                          Drivers 65 and older cannot renew online

•Vision test: Every 5 years.

•Written test: Only if there are 6 or more points on the driver's record for traffic violations, or a condition exists affecting driving ability.

•Road test: Only if there is a need, such as a medical condition affecting driving ability.

 
SD    South Dakota
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South Dakota Department of Public Safety
Driver Licensing Program
800-952-3696 (within state) or 605-773-6883 (out of state)
http://www.state.sd.us/dps/dl/

South Dakota Driving Manual                                                        http://dps.sd.gov/licensing/driver_licensing/online_manuals.aspx

South Dakota driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
TN    Tennessee
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Tennessee Department of Safety
Driver License Issuance

615-253-5221 or 866-849-3548
http://state.tn.us/safety/dlmain.htm

Tennessee Driving Manual                                                                http://state.tn.us/safety/dlhandbook/menu.htm

Tennessee driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person every other cycle for those under age 60.                                                                     Licenses issued to those 60 and older may be non-photo licenses and can be obtained by mail or Internet every cycle.  Renewal fees are reduced for drivers 60 and older who wish to obtain a driver's license with no photo.

•Vision test: No.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
TX    Texas
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Texas Department of Public Safety, Driver License Division
512-424-2600 (English) or 512-424-7181 (Spanish)
www.txdps.state.tx.us

Texas Driving Manual                                                                            http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/InternetForms/Forms/DL-7.pdf

Texas driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 2 years for those 85 and older; every 6 years for those under 85.

•Renewal conditions: In person. Mail, phone, and electronic renewal options are available for those under 79, but not for those 79 and older.                                                                                Renewal is every 2 years for those 85 and older. Mail, phone, and electronic renewal are not available for those 79 and older.

•Vision test: At in-person renewals.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No, unless there is a concern regarding the driver's ability to safely operate a motor vehicle (determined through observation and/or interview by a Driver License Division employee).

 
VA    Virginia
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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
866-368-5463
www.dmv.state.va.us

Virginia Driving Manual                                                                        http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/citizen/drivers/manual.asp

Virginia driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 8 years (as of July 1, 2008; currently, every 5 years).

•Renewal conditions: In person only for those 80 and older. Vision test required for those 80 and older. Alternative methods can be used (for those younger than 80 with a clean record and no medical indicators) every other cycle. These include mail in, Internet, touch-tone telephone, and fax.

•Vision test: Yes, for those 80 and older.

•Written test: Only if driver is under 21 and is convicted of 1 or more moving violations.

•Road test: No.

 
UT    Utah
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Department of Public Safety
Driver License Division

801-965-4437
publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/

Utah Driving Manual                                                                            http://publicsafety.utah.gov/dld/handbooks.html

Utah driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person, mail in, or Internet every other cycle if no suspensions, revocations, convictions, and not more than 4 traffic violations.

•Vision test: Vision test required for those 65 and older.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No, unless examiner questions driver's ability.

 
VT    Vermont
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State of Vermont  Department of Motor Vehicles
802-828-2000
www.aot.state.vt.us

Vermont Driving Manual                                                                    http://dmv.vermont.gov/publications/drivers

Vermont driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person or by mail.

•Vision test: No.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
WA    Washington
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State Of Washington, Department of Licensing, Driver Services
360-902-3600
www.dol.wa.gov

Washington Driving Manual                                                                http://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/driverguide.pdf

Washington driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person only at age 65 and older. Those under age 65 can renew in person; or online or by mail every other cycle.

•Vision test: Yes, in person only.

•Written test: Only if warranted by a vision, health, or medical screening.

•Road test: Only if warranted by a vision, health, or medical screening.

 
WI    Wisconsin
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Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Bureau of Driver Services
608-266-2327
http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/

Wisconsin Driving Manual                                                                http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/driver-forms.htm

Wisconsin driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 8 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person or by mail if driver is out of state at time of renewal.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: Yes, if a Department of Transportation official, vision specialist, or physician deems it necessary.

•Road test: Yes, if a Department of Transportation official, vision specialist, or physician deems it necessary.

 
WV   West Virginia
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West Virginia Department of Transportation
Division of Motor Vehicles

800-642-9066 (within state)
304-558-3900 (out of state)
http://www.transportation.wv.gov

West Virginia Driving Manual                                                            http://www.transportation.wv.gov/dmv/Driver-Licenses/Pages/Handbooks.aspx

West Virginia driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 5 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person.

•Vision test: No. However, beginning January 1, 2009, a vision test will be required for all renewals.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: No.

 
WY   Wyoming
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Wyoming Department of Transportation
5300 Bishop Boulevard
Cheyenne, WY 82009-3340
307-777-4800 or 307-777-4810
www.dot.state.wy.us

Wyoming Driving Manual                                                             http://www.dot.state.wy.us/wydot/site/wydot/lang/en_US/pid/1158

                                                              

Wyoming driver’s license renewal information

•License renewed: Every 4 years.

•Renewal conditions: In person; by mail every other cycle.

•Vision test: Yes.

•Written test: No.

•Road test: Only if a physician or examiner deems it necessary.

 

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