DMV to temporarily waive late fees, extend registration requirements during COVID-19 pandemic

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced it will be waiving late fees and penalties for vehicle registration as well as expending registration requirements during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The DMV will also be extending any expiring identification cards, temporary operating permits and motor carrier permits.

According to a statement from the DMV, late fees and penalties will be waived for renewals due between March 16 and May 31, 2020. The department says requirement to have current license plate stickers will also waived for vehicles with registration expiring between March 4 and June 30, 2020.

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Any identification cards that expired on or after March 4 will now be valid through June 22, 2020.

The DMV says they will also be allowing temporary operating permits that expired on or after March 4 to be valid for another 60 days. 

The DMV will also be suspending the requirement to submit a transfer of ownership for vehicle transfers that happened on or after March 4 for the next 60 days. 

These adjustments were granted under an executive order signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

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