2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 31 - MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 7 - DRIVER'S LICENSES
31-7-119. Expiration and renewal; required tests; extension.


WY Stat § 31-7-119 (1997 through Reg Sess) What's This?

(a) Every driver's license shall expire on the licensee's birthday in the fourth year following the issuance of the license.

(b) The division shall require every person applying for renewal of a driver's license to take and successfully pass a test of his eyesight. The division may require any applicant to take and successfully pass any additional tests or provide affidavits required or authorized under the original application as the division finds reasonably necessary to determine his qualification according to the type or class of license. The written test for a hazardous materials endorsement shall be taken and passed if the person wants to retain an "H" endorsement unless the applicant's written test results are less than two (2) years old.

(c) Notwithstanding subsection (f) of this section, the division may defer the expiration of the license of a licensee who is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States for successive four (4) year periods, upon terms and conditions as it may prescribe. The division may similarly defer the expiration of the license of the spouse or dependent child of the person in the armed forces if residing with that person.

(d) Except as provided in article 4 of this chapter, any person whose license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways has been revoked is not entitled to apply for a new license until the expiration of the period of revocation. Any person making false application for a new license before the expiration of the period of revocation is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than six (6) months, a fine of not more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), or both.

(e) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this section, the driver's license of any person who has not attained his twenty-first birthday may be renewed within thirty (30) days prior to the date of his twenty-first birthday upon application, payment of the required fee and satisfactory completion of the examination required or authorized by subsection (b) of this section.

(f) Once in any eight (8) year period, a driver's license may be extended for a four (4) year period without the examination required by subsection (b) of this section for a licensee:

(i) Whose license has not been suspended or revoked in the four (4) years immediately preceding the date of license expiration;

(ii) Who, according to affidavits required by the division indicates no medical impairment which might represent a hazard to public safety;

(iii) Whose license is not restricted pursuant to W.S. 31-7-117(c);

(iv) Who does not have a material change in any personally identifiable information that requires the applicant to present one (1) of the documents listed in W.S. 31-7-111(a).

(g) The division shall send an application for license extension pursuant to subsection (f) of this section to the last known address of an eligible licensee within one hundred twenty (120) days prior to license expiration. The license extension application shall be returned to the division with a postmark at least thirty (30) days prior to the license expiration date. The application shall be accompanied by written evidence that the applicant's visual acuity is 20/40 or better with or without corrective lenses, as tested within one (1) year prior to submitting the application. Upon receipt of a completed application and the fee prescribed by W.S. 31-7-113(a)(v), the division shall issue a license extension to eligible licensees. The division shall provide a summary of changes in the law relating to motor vehicles to licensees who receive a license extension.

(h) Repealed by Laws 2009, Ch. 35, 2.

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