Minnesota Driver’s License COVID-19 Extension Ending Soon
If your driver's license or Minnesota ID card is expired and you've been waiting to get it renewed, time is officially running out.
That's the word from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DPS-DVS). They said in a release Wednesday (January 27) that the COVID-19 extension-- which first went into effect last spring when the pandemic started and state offices and license centers closed-- is set to expire on March 31st.
That means if you have a Minnesota driver’s license or ID cards that would have expired between March 13, 2020, and Feb. 28th this year, you'll need to get them renewed before the end of March. That's because the expiration date on these cards was extended to March 31, 2021, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Walz last spring. And ahead of that deadline, if you have a driver’s license or ID card that is set to expire March 1st or after, you'll need to get it renewed by the expiration date listed on your card.