New 8-Year Iowa Drivers License Starts Jan. 1st

Beginning January 1st, you’ll be able to renew your drivers license every eight years, instead of five.

The new change is designed to save customers time and money as well as the DOT. The yearly fee will not change. It will remain at $4 per year for a noncommercial license, $8 for a commercial, and $2 for a motorcycle endorsement.

Not everyone however, is eligible. If you are 72 years or older, you still have to renew every two years. Minors aren’t included in this new transaction either.

This new legislation will save the DOT about$1.8 million annually in resource and production costs.