This Monday Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed an executive order temporarily extending the expiration date of valid driver’s licenses, state identification cards, and commercial vehicle registrations that would otherwise expire.
“In times of crisis and uncertainty, the last thing you want to think about is having to renew your driver’s license or state ID card,” Whitmer said. “It is my sincere hope this order gives all Michiganders with expiring identification some peace of mind….” This executive order went into effect on April 13th, but it does not apply to drivers with suspended or revoked licenses.
The order temporarily extends commercial vehicle registrations, including temporary registrations to June 30th. Driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and commercial driver’s licenses set to expire between March 1st and May 31st are also extended to June 30th. Under the temporary order, penalties for driving with a recently expired but otherwise valid registration are also suspended. All Secretary of State offices in Michigan are currently closed, making it impossible for residents to renew in person or online.
Reporting for WGRT – Marty Doorn