New York Drivers Now Have More Time to Renew Their Driver’s Licenses
Governor Andrew Cuomo has just given you a few more weeks to renew your driver's license.
According to reporting by WKBW, Erie County Clerk Michael P. Kearns announced that a new Executive Order issued by the Governor has again extended the expiration date of driver's icenses and permits that expired on, or after, March 1st of last year.
In his press release, Clerk Kearns noted that those expired documents are now valid until February 26th. This includes all classes of driver's licenses in New York. This extension, however, does not include the state-issued non-drivers identification card.
This extension also does not apply to vehicle registrations or safety inspections. The extension for those ended on November 3rd of last year, so don't be out here riding dirty if your registration or inspection has lapsed.
I am pleased to say that our offices are accepting same day or next day appointments for motorists needing to renew local... Our office also provides FREE eye exams to motorists who require one upon renewing their license.
-Michael P Kearns, Erie County Clerk
Due to the fact that DMV offices had been closed for a large part of 2020, these extensions have become necessary to help ensure people are able to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. DMV offices are now open for service, but most are by appointment only.