The NC DMV Grants Extensions on Vehicle Registrations & More

To accommodate the current COVID-19 situation, elderly, at-risk individuals (and let's just be honest...lazy, forgetful folks like me) the NC DMV has given drivers an extension on all kinds of stuff.

N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles spokesman John Brockwell said, 

"To assist N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle customers and partners in dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a provision included in the COVID-19 bill signed into law (May 4) by Gov. Cooper grants a five-month extension of the expiration date on more than two dozen DMV credentials," the release states. "The bill also allows the DMV to waive any penalties for a late registration renewal during the extension period."

If you already paid a $15 fee for a late renewal in March or April, you'll be reimbursed.

The five-month extension applies to "any credential that expires on or after March 1, and before August 1."

It's a long list, too. Here we go: It includes: drivers' licenses, learners' permits and limited learners' permit, limited provisional license and full provisional licenses, commercial driver licenses and commercial learner's permits, temporary driving certificates, special identification cards, handicapped placards, vehicle registrations and temporary vehicle registrations, dealer license plates and transporter plates, loaner/dealer "LD" plates, vehicle inspection authorizations, inspection station licenses, inspection mechanic licenses, transportation network company permits, motor vehicle dealer licenses, sales representative licenses, manufacturer licenses, distributor licenses, wholesaler licenses, driver training school licenses, driver training school instructor licenses, professional house-moving licenses.

"The bill also extends the due dates for motor vehicle taxes that are tied to vehicle registration to correspond with the extended expiration dates," the release states. "In addition, there is also an extension of the expiration of an Intrastate Medical Waiver for up to five months, if the DMV Medical Review Unit determines the extension is appropriate."

The order also confirms the validity of a driving eligibility certificate dated on or after Feb. 9, and before March 10, to meet the requirements for a license or permit until 30 days after the date the governor rescinds the State of Emergency Executive Order or the date the DMV reopens all driver license offices, whichever is earlier. (NewsBreak)

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