Worried about your expired car tags or license? You've got a little more time.
There's good news for Virginia drivers: the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has extended the deadline again for driver's license and car registration renewals. Months of closures and a slow reopening of select locations makes in-person visits for renewals a somewhat limited option.
If your driver's license, state ID card, or car registration expired between March 15 and April 30, you now have 180 days from the expiration date to renew. If your document expired between May 1 and July 31, you also have 180 days from the expiration date to renew, but it must be done by October 31, 2020. If your credentials are set to expire after July 31, the original expiration date still stands.
Dozens of locations around the state have reopened for in-person appointments. If you do decide to go to the DMV, expect to see some major changes. Plexiglass shields have been installed in reopened branches and there is an emphasis on social distancing. Gone are the days of sitting side by side in a crowded waiting room. Expect to wear a face-covering during your visit, and be sure to follow all directional signage.
See the full list of reopened DMV locations here to see if your local branch is open for business.
Most DMV transactions can be done easily online, and there are also mail-in options for some services like requesting a duplicate title. For more information, or to find out what can be done remotely, visit the official Virginia DMV website. You can also give them a call at (804) 497-7100 during regular business hours.
*The photos in this article are courtesy of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.
Have you tried renewing your Virginia credentials online or through the mail? How did the process go for you? Let us know in the comments.