State Driving Laws in Illinois


Specific rules for older drivers

Drivers 69 to 80 must renever their license every 4 years; drivers 80 to 86 must renew every 2 years. Drivers 87 or older must renew their license annually. For those 74 and older, no renewal by mail. Those renewing their license aged 75 and older must pass a road test.

Standard driver's license renewal

  • License renewed: Every 2 years for those 81 to 86 years, and every year for those 87 and older. Every 4 years for those under age 81.
  • 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, telephone, or online renewal available every other cycle.
  • Vision test: Yes.
  • Written test: Every 8 years if traffic convictions have occurred.
  • Road test: Yes, for those 75 and older.

For more information

Driver Services Department
2701 S. Dirksen Parkway
Springfield, IL 62723

Driver Services Department
17 N. State Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60602
312-793-1010 or 800-252-8980

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