State Driving Laws in Virginia


Specific rules for older drivers

  • Starting at 75, must renew every 5 years.
  • In-person renewal and vision test required for those 80 and older.

Standard driver's license renewal

  • License renewed: Every 8 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.

For more information

Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 27412
Richmond, VA 23269

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