KJFM NEWS — Recently, Illinois Driver Services facilities statewide closed after Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced the ‘Stay at Home’ declaration. Now, Missouri facilities are starting to follow the trend.
All Illinois offices are closed through April 7th. Expiration dates for driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations and other transactions and document filings will be extended for the duration of the disaster and 30 days after the disaster ends. Residents can still do transactions with the Secretary of State’s office at www.cyberdriverillinois.com.
As of right now, local Missouri license offices in Bowling Green, Troy and Mexico are closed until April 6th. Currently Louisiana’s office, which is located in city hall, is closed through the month of April and that timeline could be extended. New London’s license office will remain open for the foreseeable future.
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced extensions for expiring driver licenses and motor vehicle registrations recently. Vehicle owners with registrations or license plates expiring in March and April have been granted an automatic two-month extension. Owners will be able to continue operating their vehicles on Missouri roadways without penalty until they can apply for renewal.
The time frame in which a vehicle safety and emission inspection is valid for March and April license plate expirations has also been extended an additional 60 days. Applicants for title will not be assessed a late title penalty when visiting a license office, effective immediately; this waiver will continue through April 30, 2020.
Valid Missouri driver licenses, nondriver licenses and noncommercial instruction permits with original expiration dates of March 1, 2020, through April 30, 2020, have been granted an automatic 60-day extension. You can find more information online at https://dor.mo.gov/motorv/
The approved extension does not waive the mandatory retesting requirement for persons who have allowed their license to expire for more than 184 days. Also, individuals who were provided notice to complete additional testing as part of a medical review program requirement may be granted an additional 60 days to comply with such requirements.