Most Recent Update: April 22nd, 11:00 a.m.

As many state Departments of Transportation and Motor Vehicles temporarily close or limit operations, expiring commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) has become an increasingly prioritized issued for many motor carrier operators. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued an enforcement notice on expiring CDLs and commercial leaner’s permits (CLPs), the enforcement does not necessarily cover all fifty states. Motor carriers are still required to follow whatever requirements are still in place within their respective states. Since many states still have DOTs and DMVs operating at near full capacity, renewing an expiring license may not be an issue in your jurisdiction.

On April 12th, the FMCSA also shared a list of FAQs on this issue that can be found here.

The map below represents what the states have done at this time. In addition, please note the list just under that which explains the specific extension lengths or caveats associated with their respective orders:


April 22 Map

 

  • Alabama - 120 days past expiration date
  • Alaska - Can apply for 6-month extension. Renewals still available by appointment.
  • Arizona - 6 months past expiration date
  • California - Extended until June 30th
  • Colorado - 60 days for expiring CDLs with Hazmat Endorsements, CLPs included
  • Connecticut - 90 days
  • Delaware - CDLs will not be downgraded during this time. Services available online, but please check with your DMV due to some confusion on available options.
  • District of Columbia - Extended until May 15th
  • Florida - Extended until June 30th
  • Georgia - 120 days
  • Hawaii - 90 days
  • Idaho - Extended until June 30th
  • Illinois - 90 days after Driver Services Facilities reopen. Some online services still available.
  • Iowa - Extended until emergency status lifted
  • Kansas - 60 days after emergency status lifted
  • Kentucky - 90 days
  • Maine - 30 days after emergency status lifted
  • Maryland - 30 days after emergency status lifted
  • Massachusetts - 60 days
  • Minnesota - 60 days after emergency status lifted
  • Missouri - 60 days
  • Montana - 90 days*
  • Nebraska - 30 days after emergency status lifted - however, possible to renew online during this time (see: FAQ)
  • Nevada - 90 days
  • New Jersey - 60 days
  • New York - Extended until further notice
  • North Dakota - Potentially extended until June 30th, but please contact local DMV due to mixed messaging
  • Ohio - 90 days after emergency status lifted OR December 1, 2020 (whichever comes sooner)
  • Oklahoma - Extended until June 30th
  • Pennsylvania - Extended until April 30th
  • Rhode Island - 90 days
  • South Carolina - Extended until June 30th with some exceptions (please see link)
  • South Dakota - 90 days after emergency status lifted
  • Tennessee - 6 months past the expiration date
  • Texas - 60 days after emergency status lifted
  • Vermont - 90 days
  • Virginia - 60 days
  • Wisconsin - 60 days
  • Wyoming - 90 day grace period for expired licenses (as of 3/31 - some offices still may be accepting appointments)
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