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California DMV extends all temporary driving permits expiring during pandemic

Posted at 12:44 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 15:44:45-04

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said on Friday it will extend driver license permits and commercial learner's permits expiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a press release sent to KSBY News, DMV officials said driver license permits expiring between March and June 30 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 are now valid through June 30, said officials.

These extensions do not require any action on the part of drivers, said the DMV.

The DMV said it is extending these permits to accommodate for individuals who may not be able to get a driver license or commercial driver license while behind-the-wheel drive tests are suspended.

Drivers in California may continue to drive with expired permits, said DMV officials, but Californians with a suspended record are not eligible for the temporary extension.