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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Governor Extends Driver's License Expiration Dates by Two Months

A notification from the Minnesota Department of Vehicle Services: “Governor Tim Walz signed a bill Monday that includes an extension for Minnesotans whose driver’s licenses or ID cards expire during this time. The law extends the expiration date for any valid driver’s license, instruction permit, provisional license, operator’s permit, limited license or farm work license that expires during the peacetime emergency. The expiration dates for these licenses will be extended for two months after the month the peacetime emergency ends.”

It should be noted that there was no language that included vehicle registration, license plate replacement or license tab renewal. These functions can still take place via mail or by using a drop-box at the Wright County Government Center. Because renewing driver’s licenses and ID cards that require a photo be taken at a local license bureau, those functions can’t be completed until the public counters at license bureaus re-open. Last week, the state ordered all license bureaus closed for business through April 10. License bureau staff can still receive tab renewals and vehicle registrations, but will not be able to process them until the Minnesota DVS re-opens the local license bureaus.

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