On and after January 1, 1990, the fee for each driver’s license other than a commercial driver’s license shall be $ 2.40 per year. If the license is a commercial driver’s license or seasonal restricted commercial driver’s license, the fee shall be $ 6 per year. Persons 21 years old or older may be issued a scenic driver’s license, learner’s permit, or commercial driver’s license for an additional fee of $ 5. For any one or more driver’s license endorsements or classifications, except a motorcycle classification, there shall be an additional fee of $ 1 per year; for a motorcycle classification, there shall be an additional fee of $ 2 per year. For any and all driver’s license classifications, there shall be an additional fee of $ 1 per year. For any revalidation of a seasonal restricted commercial driver’s license, the fee shall be $ 5.In addition to any other fee imposed and collected by the Department, the Department shall impose and collect a service charge of $ 5 upon each person who carries out the renewal of a driver’s license or special identification card in any of the Department’s Customer Service Centers if such renewal can be conducted by mail or telephone or by using an electronic medium in a format prescribed by the Commissioner. Such service charge shall not apply if, concurrently with the renewal of the driver’s license or special identification card, the person undertakes another transaction at a Customer Service Center that cannot be conducted by mail or telephone or by using an electronic medium in a format prescribed by the Commissioner. Such service charge shall be paid by the Commissioner into the state treasury and shall be set aside as a special fund to be used to meet the expenses of the Department.A reexamination fee of $ 2 shall be charged for each administration of the knowledge portion of the driver’s license examination taken by an applicant who is 18 years of age or older if taken more than once within a 15-day period. The reexamination fee shall be charged each time the examination is administered until the applicant successfully completes the examination, if taken prior to the fifteenth day.An applicant who is less than 18 years of age who does not successfully complete the knowledge portion of the driver’s license examination shall not be permitted to take the knowledge portion more than once in 15 days.A fee of $ 50 shall be charged each time an applicant for a commercial driver’s license fails to keep a scheduled skills test appointment, unless such applicant cancels his appointment with the assigned driver’s license examiner at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled appointment. The Commissioner may, on a case-by-case basis, waive such fee for good cause shown. All such fees shall be paid by the Commissioner into the state treasury and set aside as a special fund to be used to meet the necessary expenses incurred by the Department.If the applicant for a driver’s license is an employee of the Commonwealth, or of any county, city, or town who drives a motorcycle or a commercial motor vehicle solely in the line of his duty, he shall be exempt from the additional fee otherwise assessable for a motorcycle classification or a commercial motor vehicle endorsement. The Commissioner may prescribe the forms as may be requisite for completion by persons claiming exemption from additional fees imposed by this section.No additional fee above $ 2.40 per year shall be assessed for the driver’s license or commercial driver’s license required for the operation of a school bus.Excluding the $ 2 reexamination fee, $ 1.50 of all fees collected for each original or renewal driver’s license shall be paid into the driver education fund of the state treasury and expended as provided by law. Unexpended funds from the driver education fund shall be retained in the fund and be available for expenditure in ensuing years as provided therein.All fees for motorcycle classifications shall be distributed as provided in § 46.2-1191.This section shall supersede conflicting provisions of this chapter.
1968, c. 642, § 46.1-380.2; 1970, cc. 35, 548, 696; 1972, c. 490; 1973, c. 396; 1974, c. 212; 1976, c. 48; 1980, c. 559; 1984, c. 780; 1989, cc. 705, 727; 1993, c. 70; 1996, cc. 943, 994; 1997, cc. 104, 493; 1999, c. 593; 2007, cc. 190, 223; 2011, cc. 57, 70.