Maine Issues Waiver For Expiring Driver’s Licenses, Permits, State IDs At This Time
The Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced on Friday that the State will be applying extensions for the expiring credentials that are issued by the State's Bureau of Motor Vehicle. This comes forth as a response to the current state emergency due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
The following licenses, permits and identification cards will be extended if they expire during the period of our emergency, which began March 15th:
- Driver's Licenses
- Driver Permits
- State Identification Cards
- Commercial Driver Licenses
- Dealer Licenses
- Salvage Motor Vehicle Recycler Licenses
- Driver/Ricer School Licenses
- Instructor Licenses
Also waived at this time are vision test, so that you may use the State's online renewal service to obtain new driver licenses or State ID.
Suspended at this time includes registration requirements for vehicles and trailers after transfer of title or ownership. This means private sales can continue.
Waivers will expire within 30 days after the end of the emergency period, per the executive order by Governor Mills issued last Monday, March 23rd, and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles will process transactions upon reopening.