West Virginia DMV announces 90-day extension for transactions expiring in May

4/16/2020

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announced today that a 90-day extension on many driver and vehicle transactions has been granted to include expirations occurring in the month of May due to the continued closure of all Regional Offices, in keeping with the most recent guidelines and best practices recommended by both the CDC and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources regarding COVID-19.

This announcement revises the recent memorandum that extended the expiration date of any of the following documents with an expiration date in March or April (and now May) of 2020 for three months from the date of expiration on the face of the document:

  • Any Driver’s License including Graduated Driver's License (levels 1, 2, and 3, and includes February expiration dates) and Commercial Driver’s License.
  • Instructional Permits, including Commercial Permits.
  • Vehicle registration, including temporary vehicle registrations or plates, and IRP registration.
Also, in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), any CDL holder whose medical certification expires March 1, 2020, or after, and was issued for 90 days or longer, will have until June 30, 2020, to provide a new medical certification to avoid the downgrading of the CDL.

Additionally, the US Department of Homeland Security announced the extension of the Federal REAL ID deadline of enforcement to October 1, 2021. This extension gives customers extra time to obtain their REAL ID credential. More information regarding REAL ID and DMV's For Federal driver's license may be found at: go.wv.gov/realid.

Many of DMV’s most requested transactions can be done online or mailed in and do not require a trip to a regional office. Online services include:

  • Driver’s license renewal (if no changes, and every other cycle)
  • Duplicate driver’s license request
  • Vehicle registration renewals
  • Duplicate vehicle registration decals and cards
  • Print your driving record
  • Check your driver’s license status
  • A full list of online services may be found by going to dmv.wv.gov

The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is taking this extraordinary action in response to the National and State states of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus.

For more information, you may contact the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles at 1-800-642-9066.

For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov.

Contact:

For media inquiries, contact Natalie Holcomb
304-926-3836