DMV ENCOURAGES RENEWING LICENSE ONLINE, EXPANDS ELIGIBILITY


Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is encouraging eligible Californians to renew their driver’s license online – including drivers whose temporary extensions expire July 31.

As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMV issued temporary extensions to California drivers age 69 and younger with a noncommercial license expiring between March and July 2020. While that extension expires today, nearly all of these drivers can still avoid a trip to a DMV field office by renewing their license online – even if their renewal notice states an office visit is required.

Governor Gavin Newsom has signed executive orders waiving in-person renewals for eligible driver’s license and identification cardholders who had reached their maximum of out-of-office renewals. With that wavier in effect for the length of California’s State of Emergency or until modified, nearly all California drivers younger than age 70 are eligible to renew their license online or by mail.