Extensions, fee waivers and online services available now
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has provided relief to Californians. Here are important measures taken so far:
Drivers’ Licenses & ID Cards
- The DMV is extending all expiring driver licenses.
- All commercial drivers’ licenses, endorsements and certificates expiring from March through June are now valid through June 30th.
- Identification cards expiring on or after March 4 are now valid through June 22nd.
- For a full list of extensions visit the DMV website here.
- The DMV is waiving late fees and penalties for vehicle registration renewals due between March 16 and May 31 and paid within 60 days of the original expiration date.
- For a full list waived vehicle registration fees and penalties visit the DMV website here.
- The DMV is extending driver license permits and commercial learner’s permits.
- Driver license permits expiring between March and June 30, 2020 are extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application, whichever is earlier
- Commercial learner’s permits expiring between March and June 2020 are now valid through June 30, 2020. The extensions require no individual action on the part of drivers.
- For more information visit the DMV website here.
Disabled Person Parking Placards
- Permanent Disability Placards are automatically renewed by mail. Temporary placards must be recertified by an authorized individual.
- For more information on disabled person parking, visit the DMV website here.
DMV Virtual Office
- Available DMV online services include:
- Renew your Driver License or Identification Card
- Temporary Driver License Extension
- Renew your Vehicle/Vessel and License Plates
- Change your address
- For a full list of available online services visit the DMV Virtual Office here.
Additionally, select DMV field offices have reopened to the public. For a full list of open locations visit here.
The federal government has extended the deadline for Californians to get Real IDs to October 1, 2021.