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Iowa Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV): Older adults

Iowa drivers are required to disclose any mental or physical impairments that might inhibit their driving skills. As well as complete a “Medical or Vision Conditions and Driving” forms available HEREAlso, the DMV is required to investigate reports received from law enforcement, family, and medical professionals of unsafe drivers. 

If you or your loved ones are thinking of retiring from driving the “Plan Ahead: Retiring from Driving” is available HERE.

License renewal occurs every 2 or 5 years (this depends on the fee that the applicant chooses to pay). Older adults (age 70+) must renew their license every 2 years.