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Montana extends driver license, registration deadlines

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Posted at 8:22 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 22:32:32-04

HELENA — At the request of Attorney General Tim Fox, the governor's office issued a directive temporarily suspending certain requirements for online driver license renewal and extending deadlines for registration.

These changes have been put in place to help protect the health of Montanans against COVID-19.

“The Motor Vehicle Division provides essential services to the people of Montana,” Attorney General Fox said. “The changes we made today will allow Montanans to continue receiving these services, but from the safety of their homes.”

During this time, citizens needing a driver’s license renewal will be allowed to self-certify their ability to drive rather than needing required forms signed by medical and vision professionals.

Online and mail-in renewals will be good for up to two years and will be offered during the declared state-of-emergency.

Additionally, all Montana drivers licenses that expired on March 1, 2020 until May 30, 2020 will be valid 90 days after their expiration date. Driving tests have been suspending until April 18th, 2020.

While exam stations will remain open, customers in the driver license station waiting areas will be limited to help social distancing.

The Motor Vehicle Division has also asked Montanans to utilize the online or mail-in renewal option if they are able.

“We are committed to protecting the health and safety of our customers and staff,” said Sarah Garcia, MVD Administrator. “The online and mail-in options give MVD another way to minimize exposure to the public and MVD employees.”

For more information about MVD services visit their website.