DeWine signs bill extending driver licenses expiration due to pandemic

DeWine signs bill extending driver licenses expiration due to pandemic
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles has closed its office on the east side of Hamilton.

A bill that will extend the expiration dates for driver licenses, state ID cards and vehicle registrations has been signed by Gov. Mike DeWine.

An initial deadline of Dec. 1 has now been extended to July 1, 2021.

>> Public Health: Don’t attend Thanksgiving gatherings outside your household

Content Continues Below

“If a customer’s expiration date on their DL, ID, or vehicle registration is March 9, 2020, to April 1, 2021, the expiration date has been automatically extended and will remain valid until July 1, 2021,” a release read.

The December date was set at the beginning of the pandemic, but as the state continues to grapple with rising cases the bill was drafted to extend the date into next year.

The state does offer most of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles services online at OPlates.com

Ohio BMV locations across the state are still open, however customers are urged to go online to use the virtual queuing system to reserve a spot in line.