State Driving Laws in New York

New York

Specific rules for older drivers

  • None.

Standard driver's license renewal

  • 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.
For more information

New York State
Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12228
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)

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