If you've been wondering how to renew your license with the stay at home order in place you're not alone. A solution was announced today. California DMVs are extending all expired driver's licenses across the state.
If your drivers license expires between March and May 2020, it is now updated through May 31, 2020 according to the State of California's Department of Motor Vehicles.
In the official statement, they wrote "The #CADMV is extending expired driver license (DL) for those younger than 70. If your DL expires between March and May 2020, you are now valid through May 31, 2020."
Residents can apply for an extension here.
According to NBC Bay Area, the extension automatically applies after you fill out the form and you will not receive any new license cards or extension information by mail.
It is recommended that all driver's keep a printed copy of the free temporary driver's license extension card they will receive via the DMV website.
However, the temporary card is optional and you do not need one to drive.
NBC previously reported a 120-day renewal extension offered to California senior citizens, ages 70 and over.
The #CADMV is extending expired driver license (DL) for those younger than 70. If your DL expires between March and… https://t.co/6FUN8eMADY— CA DMV (@CA DMV)1586902052.0
This previous offer still stands and qualifying California residents who applied online will receive notifications by mail. No further action is needed.
These changes have come since physical DMV locations are closed due to California's stay at home order, enacted on March 19.
Take advantage of your quarantine to complete any #CADMV needs from the comfort of your HOME!🏠 Use our Online Servi… https://t.co/A2peusplk6— CA DMV (@CA DMV)1586455190.0
To practice safe social distancing, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) continues to provide essential services via online services, kiosks, and other virtual means.
This new remote office allows you to upload your documents without bringing them into a DMV office.
A representative will contact you to finalize any necessary transactions if need be.
Physical DMV locations in California closed on March 27 following Governor Gavin Newsom's shelter in place order issued on March 19.