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Driver license expiration dates extended 90 days


OLYMPIA—Governor Inslee has taken action to allow the Department of Licensing (DOL) to temporarily extend the expiration dates of driver licenses. If your driver’s license is set to expire in the next 90 days (April 3 through July 3), the DOL will send you a letter confirming your expiration date has been extended. You will not receive a new card, however, the new expiration date will be updated on your driver record and available to law enforcement.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has also granted an extension on commercial driver licenses (CDL) and commercial learner’s permits (CLP) that were valid on February 29 and expire on or after March 1, 2020.  DOL will send letters to CDL and CLP holders set to expire during this time notifying them their license is extended to June 30, 2020. Commercial drivers should carry a copy of their expired medical certificate to show their license or permit expiration date was on or after March 1, 2020.

As reported last week, DOL offices are temporarily closed, however, most Washington residents are now eligible to renew their licenses online at:


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