License renewal procedures by state

License renewal cycle Proof of adequate vision required at renewal Mail or online renewal permitted
State General population Older population General population Older population General population Older population
AL 4 years 4 years no no online, every other renewal online, every other renewal
AK 5 years 5 years when renewing in person 69 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 69 and older
AZ 12 years 5 years for people 65 and older every renewal every renewal no no
AR 8 years 4 or 8 years for people 70 and older, personal option every other renewal(effective 07/24/19) every other renewal(effective 07/24/19) no no
CA 5 years 5 years when renewing in person 70 and older, every renewal both, limited to 2 consecutive renewals not permitted 70 and older
CO 5 years 5 years every renewal every renewal both, limited to 2 consecutive renewals online or every other renewal by mail by mail, every other renewal for people 66 and older
CT 8 years(effective 01/01/20) 2 years for people 65 and older(effective 01/01/20) no no noFootnote 1 noFootnote 1
DE 8 years 8 years every renewal every renewal no no
DC 8 years 8 years every renewal every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 70 and older
FL 8 years 6 years for people 80 and older when renewing in person 80 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal both, every other renewal
GA 8 years 8 years every renewal every renewal online, every other renewal not permitted 64 and older
HI 8 years 2 years for people 72 and older every renewal every renewal by mail, limited to 2 consecutive renewals, but must appear in person at least every 16 years by mail, limited to 2 consecutive renewals, but must appear in person at least every 16 years
ID 4 or 8 years, personal option 4 years for people 63 and older every renewal every renewal by mail, every other renewal; must choose 4-year license not permitted 70 and older
IL 4 years 2 years for people 81 - 86; 1 year for people 87 and older when renewing in person 75 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 75 and older
IN 6 years 3 years for people 75-84: 2 years for people 85 and older when renewing in person 75 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal both, every other renewal(effective 01/01/20)
IA 8 years or 74th birthday, whichever occurs firstFootnote 2 2 years for people 72 and older when renewing in person 70 and older, every renewal online, every other renewal not permitted 70 and older
KS 6 years 4 years for people 65 and older every renewal every renewal noFootnote 1 noFootnote 1
KY 8 yearsFootnote 3 8 yearsFootnote 3 no no noFootnote 1 noFootnote 1
LA 6 years 6 years when renewing in person 70 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 70 and olderFootnote 4
ME 6 years 4 years for people 65 and older first renewal after 40 and every other renewal until 62 62 and older, every renewal both, unless proof of vision required not permitted 62 and older
MD 8 years 8 years when renewing in person 40 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal both, every other renewal
MA 5 years 5 years when renewing in person 75 and older, every renewal online, every other renewal not permitted 75 and older
MI 4 years 4 years when renewing in person when renewing in person both, every other renewal both, every other renewal
MN 4 years 4 years every renewal every renewal no no
MS 4 or 8 years, personal option 4 or 8 years, personal option no no online, every other renewal online, every other renewal
MO 6 years 3 years for people 70 and older every renewal every renewal no no
MT 8 years or 75th birthday, whichever occurs first 4 years for people 75 and older every renewal every renewal both, every other renewal both, every other renewal
NE 5 years 5 years when renewing in person 72 and older, every renewal online, every other renewal not permitted 72 and older
NV 4 years (odd number birth years); 8 years (even number birth years); 8 years all licenses starting in 2018 4 years for people 65 and older when renewing in person 71 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal; available only for holders of a 4-year license both, every other renewal for people 65 and older
NH 5 years 5 years every renewal every renewal online, every other renewal online, every other renewal
NJ 4 years 2 or 4 years for people 70 and older, personal option every 10 yearsFootnote 5 every 10 yearsFootnote 5 by mail, unless new photo requiredFootnote 6 by mail, unless new photo requiredFootnote 6
NM 4 or 8 years, personal option 4 years for people 71-78; 1 year for people 79 and older(effective 10/01/19) when renewing in person 75 and older, every renewal online, every other renewal; by mail, unless new photo required not permitted 75 and older
NY 8 years 8 years every renewal every renewal both both
NC 8 years 5 years for people 66 and older every renewal every renewal online, every other renewal online, every other renewal
ND 6 years 4 years for people 78 and older every renewal every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 65 and older
OH 4 years 4 years every renewal every renewal no no
OK 4 years 4 years no no noFootnote 1 noFootnote 1
OR 8 years 8 years no 50 and older, every renewal no no
PA 4 years 2 years or 4 years for people 65 and older, personal option no no both both
RI 5 years 2 years for people 75 and older every renewal every renewal online, every other renewal online, every other renewal
SC 8 years 8 years every renewal every renewal both both
SD 5 years 5 years when renewing in person 65 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal both, every other renewal
TN 8 yearsFootnote 7 8 yearsFootnote 7 no no both both
TX 8 years(effective 09/01/19) 2 years for people 85 and older when renewing in person 79 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 79 and older
UT 8 years(effective 01/01/20) 8 years(effective 01/01/20) when renewing in person 65 and older, every renewal online, every other renewal online, every other renewal
VT 2 or 4 years 2 or 4 years no no by mail, unless new photo requiredFootnote 8 by mail, unless new photo requiredFootnote 8
VA 8 years 5 years for people 75 and older when renewing in person 75 and older, every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 75 and older
WA 6 years 6 years every renewal every renewal both, every other renewal not permitted 70 and older
WV 8 years 8 years every renewal every renewal online, every other renewal online, every other renewal
WI 8 years 8 years every renewal every renewal no no
WY 5 years 5 years every 10 years every 10 years by mail, every other renewal by mail, every other renewal