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DMV extends license renewal deadline for drivers over 60

Posted at 7:05 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-10 20:05:11-05

WISCONSIN — The DMV has extended the license renewal deadline for drivers over the age of 60.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMV has been flexible when it comes to renewing drivers' licenses.

The deadline for anyone under the age of 60 is no longer extended. You must renew your license by the time it expires. However, if you're over 60, you now have until Jan. 21, 2021, to renew your driver's license without a late fee.

Drivers over the age of 65 must renew their licenses in person, but those under 65 can renew it online.

“For those not qualified to renew their driver license online, we’ve developed robust online tools to help reduce the amount of time of their visit,” DMV Administrator Kristina Boardman said in a press release. “We’re continually gauging the health risks of vulnerable populations and challenging our staff to find new ways to safely and efficiently serve customers.”

To reduce the time spent at the DMV, you can:

  • Make an appointment through the Driver License Guide
  • Tell your concerns to the DMV Customer Service Representative when you check-in

Drivers who no longer want to use their driving privilege but want identification can easily exchange their license for an ID online and a new ID card will be mailed, according to the DMV.

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