SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Motor Vehicles is extending driver’s license permits with an expiration date through November 30, to give student drivers more time to prepare for and schedule their behind-the-wheel drive test during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Permits that are eligible are being extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application, whichever is earlier.
Previously, permits expiring between March and Aug. 31 were extended.
The DMV previously extended permits expiring between March 1 and August 31, 2020. The DMV has alerted law enforcement of the extensions, which require no individual action on the part of drivers.
The DMV resumed behind-the-wheel drive tests with new health and safety protocols on June 26 and has rescheduled all appointments that had been canceled.
Commercial learner’s permits expiring between March and September have been extended through September 30, to align with federal guidelines.