Eureka, Calif. (KIEM) – The Department of Motor Vehicles is offering more extensions and more on-line services. Steve Gordon, the Director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles came to Humboldt County today, he talked with us about the DMV’s goals of making as many serves as possible contact-less in our community.
Summary of California driver’s license extensions
|Learner’s permits (noncommercial)||March-November 2020||Extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application|
|Age 69 & younger (noncommercial)||Beginning March 2020||Expanded eligibility to renew online or by mail for licenses expiring during the emergency|
|Age 70 & older (noncommercial)||March-December 2020||Extended one year from original expiration date|
|Commercial (all types, all ages)||March-September 2020||Extended to|
September 30, 2020
While not all services can be done virtually, the Real ID deadline was extended back in March by the Department of Homeland Security to October 1, 2021.
They also relaunched their ability to execute driving tests primarily for young people who want to drive for the first time.
These are all small parts to help in the process of modernizing the California DMV to be more digital, contact-less, and serve the community with as many pre-cautions as possible during this pandemic.