Expired driver's licenses, IDs should be renewed soon, Minnesota officials say

Driver and Vehicle Services
The Driver and Vehicles Services location in downtown St. Paul in 2017. Minnesotans whose licenses would have expired between March 13 of last year and the end of this February should plan to renew soon, state officials say.
Nancy Yang | MPR News 2017

A COVID-19-related extension for Minnesota driver's license renewals is ending soon.

Gov. Tim Walz signed legislation last year that extended the expiration date for many driver's licenses and ID cards to March 31.

It affects around 300,000 people whose licenses would have expired between March 13, 2020, and Feb. 28, 2021.

The Department of Public Safety says state law does not allow for additional extensions, so people should plan to renew soon.

Standard Minnesota licenses and ID cards can be renewed online as long as name, address, signature or license number changes are not required. Minnesotans with Real ID or enhanced driver's licenses must renew in person.

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