CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES EXTENDS DRIVERS LICENSE EXPIRATION DATES

BY : Pat Kuramoto 

On July 13, 2020, a California Department of Motor Vehicles press release announced the DMV is providing a further extension to the driver’s licenses of Californians age 70 and older that expired during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new extensions, which apply only to non-commercial licenses with an expiration date between March 1 and December 31, 2020, give an automatic one-year extension from the original expiration date. Drivers will not automatically receive a new card or paper extension in the mail but may request a free temporary paper extension online if they wish. A new card or paper extension is not required to drive. The licenses of drivers under the age of 70 were not affected by this latest extension.
 
The Secretary of State's Notary Public states that the Department of Motor Vehicles extension of California driver's licenses during this pandemic qualifies these licenses to be considered "current" pursuant to Civil Code section 1185(b)(3)(A), and can be used by California Notaries to establish the identity of an individual executing a document.

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