DMV extends deadlines for licenses, registrations, ID cards and more

June 03, 2020

Under a COVID-19 emergency executive order from Gov. Ralph Northam, the Department of Motor Vehicles has extended deadlines to renew driver’s licenses, vehicle registrations and identification cards.

A customer whose credential expires between March 15 and May 31 will have 90 days beyond the expiration date to renew, and credentials with an expiration date from June 1 to July 31 must be renewed no later than Aug. 31.

Vehicle registrations that expire in March, April and May are extended for 90 days; those expiring in June are extended for 60 days; and those expiring in July are extended for 30 days.

DMV is gradually reopening offices to accept appointments. For a complete list of locations accepting appointments, visit

Reopened DMV offices are providing specific services that generally require an in-person visit. These transactions include original driver’s licenses and identification cards, original titles, original vehicle registrations, disabled parking permits and vital records. Appointments are limited to one per customer, but customers can select an appointment time to conduct more than one transaction, if necessary.

For a complete list of appointment services currently available, visit

No road testing for passenger vehicles and motorcycles is being offered at this time.

Customers must cancel appointments if they are unable to visit at their scheduled time. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to a scheduled appointment; DMV will not be able to serve customers who arrive late for their appointments.

If a transaction can be conducted by another method, such as online or by mail, customers should use that method.

DMV is reopening offices as it is able to put appropriate precautions in place to protect customers and employees.

Effective May 29, Virginians are required to wear face coverings in public indoor settings.

Service windows will have partitions between the customer and DMV employee, seating is limited and spaced, and customers are asked to stay in their vehicles until 10 minutes prior to their appointment. DMV has also temporarily extended operating hours to accommodate as many appointments as safely possible.