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DMV further extends expiration dates for licenses expiring during pandemic

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California Department of Motor Vehicles
The California DMV is providing extensions for driver's licenses that are expiring while the COVID-19 pandemic is at its peak.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that it is providing additional extensions for noncommercial driver licenses and permits so that residents don't have to worry about going to the DMV during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DMV said that drivers who are 70 or older with a noncommercial license that expires in June or July will receive a 120-day temporary extension.

The DMV previously announced an extension for licenses expiring in March, April and May, but has decided to further extend expirations due to the state of public health.

Now, licenses that expired in March will continue to be valid through July 31, 2020.

Affected drivers should expect to receive a paper license extension in the mail.

Drivers who are 69 and younger and whose noncommercial license expires between March and July will also receive an extension through July 31, 2020.

The DMV said that most drivers in this age group should be able to renew their licenses online. This can be done on the DMV website here.

These drivers will not be receiving a paper license extension in the mail but can request a free temporary paper license extension by applying online here. A paper license is not needed to legally drive as the extension is automatically applied to these licenses.

Driver's license permits that expire in July and August are now also extended by six months or to a date that is 24 months after the date they applied for their permit - whichever date comes sooner.

All commercial licenses, endorsements and learner’s permits that expire between March and June will only be valid through June 30, 2020. The DMV said they must expire at the end of June to align with federal guidance.

Commercial driver's license transactions can be performed in-person at DMV's by appointment. Some DMV's were able to reopen to the public earlier this month.

Commercial drivers can also now submit medical certificate updates for their license through the DMV’s Virtual Field Office.

For more information on online services provided by the DMV as well as other DMV related questions, visit their website

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