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The DMV is located at 1001 Maple Bluff Rd. in Stevens Point. (Metro Wire photo)

DMV: Drivers over 60 have until November to renew licenses

Metro Wire Staff

Drivers over age 60 whose license expired after March 12, 2020, now have until Nov. 23, 2020, to visit a DMV to renew their license.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) said in an email it “recognizes the continuing health risk to drivers over age 60 during this pandemic” and has granted them an additional 60-day extension to renew their driver license. 

According to DMV Administrator Kristina Boardman, drivers can renew up to a year before the expiration date on their card. This means drivers with winter expiration dates can visit a DMV before the weather turns cold. An expired driver’s license is still valid for voting providing it expired after the last General Election (November 6, 2018).

DMV Customer Service Centers have implemented safety protocols. All DMV employees wear face coverings, and customers are encouraged to follow floor decals for social distancing and to stay behind plastic panels at service windows.

Services inside DMVs are also limited to driver licensing or ID-related needs to promote social distancing. All vehicle-related services can be done online, by mail or through a third party.

“We do not want people in this higher-risk demographic to feel that they need to renew their license when they may not be comfortable going to a DMV office,” Boardman said.

Using DMV’s Driver License Guide (wisconsindmv.gov/DLGuide), drivers can go online to fill in the application, submit it electronically and make an appointment which will further shorten their visit.