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Cooper extends some DMV expiration dates

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RALEIGH -— Due to the coronavirus pandemic, more expiration dates have been extended for select state motor vehicle credentials.

Gov. Roy Cooper on Sept. 4 signed the Coronavirus Relief Act 3.0, providing new extensions of the expiration dates of five Department of Motor Vehicles credentials. 

The five credentials affected are commercial driver licenses, CDL permits, handicap placards, state identification and inspection mechanic licenses.

For credentials already expired or about to, the new expiration dates are now 30 days after the governor lifts his state of emergency order related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This latest expiration date extension is in addition to a similar step taken last spring that extended expiration dates of 27 DMV credentials such as driver licenses, permits and vehicle registrations. That decision granted a one-time, five-month extension of expiration dates between March 1 through July 31.