Respite is on the way for drivers whose licenses recently expired or are scheduled to expire. New legislation allows drivers with expired licenses to renew up to two months after the COVID-19 emergency has concluded.
Concern over the closure of the state’s 174 driver’s license agents and deputy registrar offices and the subsequent impact on drivers with expired or soon-to-be expired licenses led to the extension.
The legislation passed on March 26 and directs the commissioner of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to work with law enforcement agencies to ensure that all law enforcement officers are aware of the changes made.
Since Minnesotans can still renew vehicle registrations online and by mail, there are no extensions for expired or expiring vehicle registrations.
Find out more about the extension legislation and the temporary closure of driver’s license agents and deputy registrar offices in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, visit the League of Minnesota Cities.
For more information about renewing expired driver’s license and tabs, visit the Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) FAQ page at https://dps.mn.gov/divisions/dvs/news/Pages/frequently-asked-questions.aspx.