DMV provides relief amid coronavirus crisis, temporarily extends driver licenses expiration dates

To provide relief for California drivers during the coronavirus crisis, the Department of Motor Vehicles is temporarily extending driver licenses expiration dates.

Noncommercial license holders under the age of 70 with licenses expiring March through July 2020 have an extension valid through July 31, 2020. Noncommercial license holders over the age of 70 with licenses expiring March through December 2020 have an extension valid for one year from the original expiration date.

Non-commercial driver license permits expiring March through August 31 have an extension of six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application, whichever is earlier.

Commercial driver licenses expiring March through September 2020 have an extension valid through September 30. The extension is the same for commercial license holders both under and over the age of 70. Commercial learner’s permits expiring between March and September 2020 are now valid through September 30, 2020.

The extensions are automatic and require no action on the part of the driver. Drivers will not receive a new card or paper extension in the mail. As an option, drivers may request a free temporary paper extension online through the DMV’s Virtual Field Office to document the extension, though one is not needed to drive. The DMV has alerted California law enforcement of the extensions.

Suspended licenses are not eligible. For more information, call the DMV Call Center at 800-777-0133 or visit


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