Drivers’ license extensions to sunset

Minnesota driver’s license expirations were provided extensions by the Legislature last session due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the temporary closure of many offices. Drivers with expiration dates on their licenses from last March until the end of January have been allowed to continue to operate vehicles under their old licenses.

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) has determined the agency has the capacity to safely allow this extension provision to sunset over the next few months. According to Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS), driver’s license holders under this provision have until March 31, 2021 to renew their licenses that would have otherwise expired. Driver’s licenses that expire during the month of February also have until March 31 to renew, but licenses expiring in March or later must be renewed on time.