Driver licensing agency
contact information
Missouri Department of Revenue
Division of Motor Vehicle and Driver Licensing
Room 470, Truman Office Building
301 West High Street
Jefferson City, MO 65105
573 751-4600
Licensing Requirements
Visual acuity

Visual fields

Color vision requirement
Restricted licenses
Each eye with/without correction
Both eyes with/without correction
If one eye blind—other with/without correction
Absolute visual acuity minimum
Are bioptic telescopes allowed?

Minimum field requirement

Visual field testing device
As long as the client meets the vision requirements, Missouri has restrictions for equipment, speed, radius (location of driving), time of day and/or length of time driving, or any restriction a doctor or examiner recommends.
20/160 with restrictions
Not for meeting vision
requirements; however, they can
be used for skills tests and while driving.
55˚ or better in each eye; 85˚ in one eye only with restrictions.
Licensing Renewal Procedures

Age-based renewal procedures
Length of license validation
Renewal options and conditions

Vision testing required at time of renewal?
Written test required?

Road test required?

At age 70, renewal cycle is reduced to 3 years.
6 years
In-person, or renewal by mail if out of state.
If license has been expired for more than 6 months (184 days). Also, if an individual is cited, after the review process a written test may be required.
If license has been expired for more than 6 months (184 days). Also, if an individual is cited, after the review process a road test may be required.
Reporting Procedures
Physician/medical reporting

Legal protection

DMV follow-up

Other reporting

Reporting is not required. However, for any condition that could impair or limit a person’s driving ability, physicians may complete and submit a statement (Form 1528, “Physician’s Statement”). Form 1528 is available on the Missouri Department of Revenue Web site.
Yes, an individual is immune from civil liability when a report is made in good faith.
Medical professionals will not be prevented from making a report because of their physician-patient relationship (302.291. Rsmo).
Depending on the information received, the DMV may request additional information; add restrictions; require a written exam, skills test, vision exam, or physical exam; or deny the privilege of driving.
Will accept information from courts, DMV clerks, peace officers, social workers, and family members within three degrees of consanguinity.
Medical Advisory Board
Role of the MAB

MAB contact information
The MAB evaluates each case on an individual basis. Action is based on the recommendation of the majority.
Missouri Department of Review
Attention: Medical Review
PO Box 200
Jefferson City, MO 65105-0200
573 751-2730

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