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Renewing your Driver's License as a Senior Citizen

Question: Can an elderly person be denied a driver's license due to age? Answer: If an elderly person has a safe driving record, then he or she can renew their driver's license for four years between the ages of 69 and 80. Up to the age of 86, they can renew for two years, and after 87 years, the license needs to be renewed annually. Drivers who are 74 or older at the time their current driver's license expires generally are required to renew their license in person at a local driver's license facility rather than opting for the safe driver renewal. For additional information visit the Secretary of State's website at For more information about Illinois law, visit If you have a legal question, send it to