Extensions, fee waivers and online services available now

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has provided relief to Californians. Here are important measures taken so far:

Drivers’ Licenses & ID Cards


Vehicle Registration

Driving Permits

  • The DMV is extending driver license permits and commercial learner’s permits.
  • Driver license permits expiring between March and June 30, 2020 are extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application, whichever is earlier
  • Commercial learner’s permits expiring between March and June 2020 are now valid through June 30, 2020. The extensions require no individual action on the part of drivers.
  • For more information visit the DMV website here.

Disabled Person Parking Placards

DMV Virtual Office

Additionally, select DMV field offices have reopened to the public. For a full list of open locations visit here.

Real ID

The federal government has extended the deadline for Californians to get Real IDs to October 1, 2021.