State Applicable Code Section(s) Length of regular renewal cycle Accelerated renewal Other provisions Notes
Alabama 32-6-1(b), 32-6-3 4 years none none none
Alaska 28.15.101, 28.15.091 5 years none mail renewal not available to people 69 and older and to people whose prior renewal was by mail none
Arizona 28-3171, 28-3172 until age 65 none none In Arizona, the license is valid until age 65. Any person 65 years and older who is renewing by mail must submit a vision test verification form, provided by the department, or verification of an examination of the applicant’s eyesight. The vision test or examination must be conducted not more than 3 months before.
Arkansas 27-16-901 4 years none none none
California Vehicle Code §§ 12814, 12814.5 5 years none at age 70, mail renewal is prohibited; no more than two sequential mail renewals are permitted, regardless of age none
Colorado 42-2-118 10 years 5 years for people 61 and older people 66 and older cannot renew electronically, but they can renew by mail if a licensed physician or optometrist certifies that they passed a vision exam given within the prior six months; no one may renew by mail or electronically whose prior renewal was by mail or electronic none
Connecticut 14-41, 14-41a 4 years or 6 years none that are safety related none that are safety related In Connecticut, people 65 and older may choose a 2-year or 6-year renewal cycle. A personal appearance at renewal generally is required. Upon a showing of hardship, people 65 and older may renew by mail.
Delaware Title XXI § 2715 8 years (effective 12/11/11) none none none
District of Columbia 50-1401.01 5 years none at age 70, or nearest renewal date thereafter, a vision test is required and a reaction test may be required; applicant must provide a statement from a practicing physician certifying the applicant to be physically and mentally competent to drive The District of Columbia specifically states that an applicant shall not be required to retake the written or road test based solely on advanced age
Florida 322.121, 322.18 8 years 6 years for people 80 and older renewal applicants 80 and older must pass a vision test administered at any driver’s license office or if applying by mail or electronically must pass a vision test administered by a licensed physician or optometrist Florida allows only two successive renewals may be made electronically or by mail, regardless of age.
Georgia 21-2-221 5 or 10 years, at the option of the driver; veterans’ licenses are valid until age 65 5 years for people 60 and older vision test for people 64 and older none
Hawaii 286-106 8 years 2 years for people 72 and older none none
Idaho 49-319 4 years drivers ages 21-62 have the choice of a 4- or 8-year license; drivers 63 and older will receive a 4-year license none none
Illinois 625 ILCS 5/6 115, 625 ILCS 5/6 109(c) 4 years 2 years for drivers ages 81-86; 1 year for drivers 87 and older renewal applicants 75 and older must take a road test none
Indiana 9-24-12-1, IC 9-24-12-5 6 years 3 years for drivers 75 through 84; 2 years for drivers 85 and older mail or electronic renewal not available to people 70 and older and to people whose prior renewal was electronic or by mail none
Iowa 321.196 5 years 2 years for drivers 70 and older none none
Kansas 8-247 6 years 4 years for drivers 65 and older none none
Kentucky 186.4101 4 years none none none
Louisiana R.S. 32:412 4 years none mail renewal not available to people 70 and older and to people whose prior renewal was by mail none
Maine 29A-11-1406, 29A-11-1303 6 years 4 years for drivers 65 and older vision test required at first renewal after driver’s 40th birthday and at every second renewal until age 62; thereafter, at every renewal none
Maryland 16-115 5 years none vision test required at age 40 and older at every renewal5 Some states’ licensing laws specifically prohibit licensing administrators from treating people differently solely by virtue of advanced age. Maryland law specifies that age alone is not grounds for reexamination of drivers; applicants for an initial license age 70 and older must provide proof of previous satisfactory operation of a vehicle or physician’s certificate of fitness.
Massachusetts I-XIV-90-8 5 years none renewal applicants 75 and older must apply in person none
Michigan 257.314 4 years none none none
Minnesota 171.27 4 years none none that are safety related Some states’ licensing laws specifically prohibit licensing administrators from treating people differently solely by virtue of advanced age. Minnesota law specifies that age alone is not a justification for reexamination.
Mississippi 63-1-47 4 or 8 years, at the option of the driver none none none
Missouri 302.177.1 6 years 3 years for drivers 70 and older and 21 and younger none none
Montana 61-5-111 8 years, 4 years if by mail, or on 75th birthday, whichever occurs first 4 years for drivers 75 and older none that are safety related Montana allows only two successive renewals may be made electronically or by mail, regardless of age.
Nebraska 60-490 5 years none people 72 and older may not renew electronically none
Nevada 283-380 4 years none none that are safety related Some states’ licensing laws specifically prohibit licensing administrators from treating people differently solely by virtue of advanced age. Nevada law specifies that age alone is not a justification for reexamination. In Nevada, applicants for mail renewal age 70 and older must include a medical report.
New Hampshire 263-10,263-7(where road test requirement used to be) 5 years none none Provision stating “Renewal applicants age 75 and older must take a road test” was REMOVED this year.
New Jersey 39:3-10f 4 years None A person 70 years of age or older may elect to have a license issued for a period of 2 or 4 years. none
New Mexico 66-5-21 4 or 8 years, at the option of the driver 4 years for drivers who would turn 75 in the last half of an 8-year renewal cycle none none
New York Vehicle and Traffic 5-19-503 8 years none none none
North Carolina 20-7 8 years 5 years for drivers 66 and older none that are safety related In North Carolina, people 60 and older are not required to parallel park in the road test.
North Dakota 39-06-19 6 years 4 years for people 78 and older none none
Ohio 4507.09 4 years none none none
Oklahoma 47-6-115 4 years none none that are safety related10 In Oklahoma, the license fee is reduced for drivers 62-64 and is waived for drivers 65 and older.
Oregon 807-130 8 years none vision screening is required every 8 years for drivers 50 and older none
Pennsylvania 67 Pa. Code § 73.4 4 years none none none
Rhode Island 31-10-30 5 years 2 years for drivers 75 and older none none
South Carolina 56-1-210 10 years 5 years for drivers 65 and older vision test required for people 65 and older Beginning 10/01/08, every licensee will be required to submit to a vision test every 5 years.
South Dakota 32-12-42 5 years none none none
Tennessee 55-50-337 5 years none none that are safety related12 In Tennessee, fees are reduced for drivers 60 and older and licenses issued to people 65 and older do not expire.
Texas 521.271, 521.2711 6 years 2 years for drivers 85 and older mail or electronic renewal not available to people 79 and older none
Utah 53-3-205 5 years none vision test required for people 65 and older none
Vermont 23-9-601 4 years none none none
Virginia 46.2-330 8 years none vision test required for people 80 and older none
Washington 46.20.181 5 years none none none
West Virginia 17B-2-1 5 years none none none
Wisconsin 343-20 8 years none none none
Wyoming 31-7-119 4 years none none none