Utah Department of Administrative Services Division of Administrative Rules

File No. 33106

This rule was published in the November 15, 2009, issue (Vol. 2009, No. 22) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Public Safety, Driver License

Rule R708-6

Renewal By Mail

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Repeal)

DAR File No.: 33106
Filed: 10/27/2009 02:57:23 PM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

This rule is being eliminated in response to the provisions of S.B. 40 (2009 General Session) which requires all individuals to appear in person, to prove acceptable documentation, to apply for a Utah license certificate, or Utah identification card. (DAR NOTE: S.B. 40 (2009) is found at Chapter 315, Laws of Utah 2009, and will be effective 01/01/2010.)

Summary of the rule or change:

Effective 01/01/2010, it will be necessary to appear in person to renew your Utah license certificate. All persons will be required to provide acceptable documentation. There will be no need for the renewal by mail program for the five-year rotation period. Therefore, this rule is repealed in its entirety.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Section 53-3-214

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

The fee for in-person appearance to renew is $5 higher than renewing by mail, thus the state will see some increase in revenue during that five-year period.

local governments:

Local governments are not involved in providing licenses.

small businesses:

Small businesses are not involved in providing licenses.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

The fee to renew in an office is $5 higher than renewing by mail. This process is necessary to allow them the ability to provide the necessary documentation. These persons will see an increase during the five-year period.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

The fee to renew in an office is $5 higher than renewing by mail. This process is necessary to allow them the ability to provide the necessary documentation. These persons will see an increase during the five-year period.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

I have reviewed this proposal to repeal and I see no fiscal impact on business.

Lance Davenport, Commissioner

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Public Safety
Driver License
4501 S 2700 W 3RD FL
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84119-5595

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Marge Dalton at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4456, by FAX at 801-957-8502, or by Internet E-mail at modalton@utah.gov

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

12/15/2009

This rule may become effective on:

12/22/2009

Authorized by:

Nannette Rolfe, Director

RULE TEXT

R708. Public Safety, Driver License.

[R708-6. Renewal By Mail.

R708-6-1. Purpose.

Effective October 1, 1991, the Utah Driver License Division will conduct a license Renewal-By-Mail Program.

 

R708-6-2. Authority.

This rule is authorized by Section 53-3-214.

 

R708-6-3. Provisions.

(1) Drivers eligible for the license Renewal-By-Mail program may not have more than four traffic violations or any reckless driving convictions on their driving record during the five years prior to the date of expiration.

(a) During the same five year period, the driver's record may not contain suspension(s), revocation(s), or medical impairment which may represent a hazard to public safety.

(2) Drivers that have changed their name or do not have the appropriate restrictions as per (Section 53-3-208) on their present driver's license are not eligible to renew through the mail.

(3) The Driver License Division will contact eligible drivers by mail approximately 90 days prior to the expiration of their driver licenses.

(a) Drivers will be mailed an application form, medical questionnaire, and general instructions.

(b) Drivers renewing 6 months prior to their 65th birthday, or who are currently over 65 years old, must furnish a current Eye Examination Form or have an eye exam at a Driver License Examining Office before renewing through the mail.

(c) Drivers will mail in the completed application and appropriate fee to the Driver License Division, after which the division will mail out a renewal sticker to be placed on the back of the driver's present license.

(4) A driver whose current license has been renewed by mail, may not renew by mail in the following renewal cycle. Drivers may renew by mail only once in a ten year period.

(5) Drivers whose driving record would allow them to renew by mail but whose current license was previously renewed through the mail, will be sent a notification that must be taken to a Driver License Examination Office to complete the renewal process.

(6) It is the responsibility of drivers to insure that their present licenses are renewed before expiration. If a Renewal-By-Mail application is received after the expiration of a license, it will be returned to the applicant and they will be required to appear at a Driver License Examination Office.

(7) Commercial drivers under the "Commercial Driver License Act" do not qualify for the Renewal-by-Mail program as per Subsection 53-3-214(3)(b).

 

KEY: driver licenses

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: 1992

Notice of Continuation: March 23, 2006

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 53-3-214]

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Marge Dalton at the above address, by phone at 801-965-4456, by FAX at 801-957-8502, or by Internet E-mail at modalton@utah.gov.