DMV Offers More Extentions and On-Line Services

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

 Expiration monthStatus
 Learner’s permits   (noncommercial) March-November 2020Extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application
 Age 69 & younger  (noncommercial) Beginning March 2020Expanded eligibility to renew online or by mail for licenses expiring during the emergency
 Age 70 & older (noncommercial) March-December 2020Extended one year from original expiration date
 Commercial (all types, all ages) March-September 2020Extended 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.