For drivers license, you must also pass a vision test in the Motor Vehicle Office or bring a valid form MV-619 (Eye Test Report) (pdf 163 kb) completed by an eye-care professional. If the form MV-619 (Eye Test Report) (pdf 163 kb) has a print date of 9/03 or earlier, the form is valid for 6 months after the date of the eye test. If the form has a print date of 3/04 or later, the eye-care professional marks a box on the form to indicate if the form is valid for 6 months or for 12 months after the date of the eye test.
*Note: If there are new disabilities or an existing disability has worsened, you may be required to present a medical statement prior to your renewal. A completed Physician's Statement MV-80 (Physician's Statement) (pdf 89 kb) may be needed if the medical question has been checked with a yes for a heart ailment on the renewal or the MV-44 (Application for License or Non-Driver ID Card) (pdf 191 kb) form. A completed Medical Statement for loss of consciousness may need to be submitted to medical review in Albany if the question for convulsive disorder, epilepsy, fainting or dizzy spells has been checked with a yes.
You can renew a driver license no more than one year before the expiration date,or no more than two years after the expiration date. The expiration date of your driver license is your date of birth. The DMV mails you a renewal notice approximately 45 to 60 days before your driver license expires. If you do not receive your renewal you must come to the Motor Vehicle Office and complete form MV-44 (Application for License or Non-Driver ID Card) (pdf 191 kb).
If your driver license or your learner permit expires, you cannot drive. Do not drive after the expiration date.
If your driver license or your learner permit is expired for two years or more, you cannot renew. There are no exceptions. You must apply for an original license. You must pass the vision test, the written test, and the road test. A pre-licensing course will also need to be completed.
If you use an expired driver license to drive and you get a traffic ticket, you will receive fines and penalties:
- 60 days or less after the expiration date: a fine of $25 to $40, plus state and local surcharges.
- 60 days or more after the expiration date: a fine of $75 to $300, plus state and local surcharges.
Allow two to three weeks from the date of process at the Motor Vehicle Office to receive the photo document by mail