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Virginians have more time to renew their driver’s licenses

Virginians have more time to renew their driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registrations that were set to expire during the COVID-19 crisis, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

The validity of driver’s licenses and identification cards expiring on or before July 31 was extended by Gov. Ralph Northam for 90 days, not to exceed Aug. 31, 2020. This means that a customer whose credential expires between March 15 and May 31 will have 90 days beyond the expiration date to renew, and credentials with an expiration date from June 1 to July 31 must be renewed no later than Aug. 31, 2020, the release stated.

Vehicle registrations that expire in March, April and May are extended for 90 days; those expiring in June are extended for 60 days; and those expiring in July are extended for 30 days.

A limited number of DMV offices are open and accepting appointments. For a complete list, visit Reopened DMV offices are providing specific services that generally require an in-person visit.

These transactions include original driver’s licenses and identification cards, original titles, original vehicle registrations, disabled parking permits, and vital records. Appointments are limited to one per customer, but customers can select an appointment time to conduct more than one transaction, if necessary.

Gov. Northam has also directed the Virginia State Police to suspend enforcement of expired motor vehicle safety inspections through July 31.