Coronavirus (COVID-19) and DMV Closures

Last Updated Jul 3, 2020, Source: CNN and official DMV websites.

COVID-19 and the DMV

The novel coronavirus (aka COVD-19) has spread through all continents except Antarctica and to all states.

There are widespread school closures and large gathering cancellations and most states have closed some or all of the DMV offices. Most states have started to reopen their DMV offices but most will require appointments. The following list will show all the states with confirmed and presumed coronavirus cases within the state and any DMV office closures due to coronavirus cases.

Total Confirmed Cases = 2,739,879       Total Deaths = 128,740

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Alabama

Confirmed Cases: 30021

Deaths: 839

Driver License Office: 

Certain ALEA Driver License offices remain closed to public access. To view a list of open offices and those with limited services available via phone, click the link below. As always, ALEA is dedicated to serving the citizens of this state, but we must make the health and safety of our customers and our personnel a priority. To combat the spread of COVID-19, we encourage everyone to use personal protection equipment and other safeguards during in-person Driver License transactions.

Official Link: https://www.alea.gov/dps/driver-license 

Alaska

Confirmed Cases: 752

Deaths: 12

Driver License Office:

DMV offices are currently open to the public. However, to comply with COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the DMV will be augmenting lobby operations and highly recommends that customers schedule an appointment to avoid high wait times. Most DMV transactions, including driver’s license renewals/duplicates and vehicle registration renewals/duplicates, can be done online!
All road tests have been cancelled until further notice, with the exception of motorcycle tests, which will be conducted in participating offices starting May 18th.

Official Link: http://doa.alaska.gov/dmv/

Arizona

Confirmed Cases: 52591

Deaths: 1349

Driver License Office: MVD is restricting in-person services at offices state wide. Call 602-712-2700 if your service cannot be completed online and a MVD representative will schedule an office appointment if necessary.

Driver License renewal requirements are extended six months from the expiration date for all Arizona driver licenses and driving permits that expire between March 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020.

Official Link: https://azdot.gov/motor-vehicles/mvd-hours-and-locations

Arkansas

Confirmed Cases: 15561

Deaths: 225

Driver License Office: Normal operating hours by appointment only.

Official Link: https://asp.arkansas.gov/services-and-programs/detail/driver-examination

California

Confirmed Cases: 178,224

Deaths: 5517

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Drive License Office: Normal operating hours. Appointment may be needed.

    Official Link: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/

    Colorado

    Confirmed Cases: 30524

    Deaths: 1647

    Driver License Office:

    As of Monday, May 11, we have reopened all offices except Trinidad (which will open when their county is no longer under a stay-at-home order).

    Some offices will be limiting the number of customers that are allowed in the DMV offices.

    Official Link: https://www.colorado.gov/

    Connecticut

    Confirmed Cases: 45755

    Deaths: 4260

    Driver License Office:

    DMV services are being offered by appointment only. Services vary by office. Check individual offices below for services at that location. 

    Official Link: https://portal.ct.gov/DMV/Offices

    District of Columbia

    Confirmed Cases: 10058

    Deaths: 535

    DC DMV remains operational with most necessary services provided online. Under Phase Two of the District’s re-opening plan, the following service changes begin June 23, 2020:

    • All service centers, adjudication services, and the Brentwood Commercial Driver License (CDL) Office will operate on an “appointment only” basis.
    • The Inspection Station will operate on a first come, first serve basis with modified hours.
    • The Self-Service Vehicle Emissions Inspection Kiosk will re-open with 24/7 access.

    Road Skills Tests will resume on June 30, 2020.

    Official Link: https://dmv.dc.gov/page/all-DC-DMV-locations

    Delaware

    Confirmed Cases: 10775

    Deaths: 435

    Driver License Office: DMV is now by appointment only. The new hours will be 8:00am-4:30pm. This may be extended depending on the fluidity of this situation. Driver license/ID and Vehicle Registration late renewal fees are waived until further notice.

    Official Link: https://www.dmv.de.gov/

    Florida

    Confirmed Cases: 97291

    Deaths: 3161

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    Driver License Office: We recommend to make an appointment prior to your office visit, please select the county in the table below and select the appointment link for your services locations.

    Official Link: https://www.flhsmv.gov/locations/

    Georgia

    Confirmed Cases: 64701

    Deaths: 2643

    Driver License Office:

    All customers must schedule an appointment for in-person services

      Official Link: https://dds.georgia.gov/

      Hawaii

      Confirmed Cases: 814

      Deaths: 17

      Driver License Office: All driver licensing centers are open and will require an appointment.

      Official Link: http://www.honolulu.gov/csd/dllicense.html

      Idaho

      Confirmed Cases: 4006

      Deaths: 89

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours. Effective immediately, the Idaho Transportation Department has extended all Driver’s Licenses, Driver’s Training Permits, Instruction Permits, Commercial Learner’s Permits, Identification Cards, and Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDL) without hazmat endorsements that are expired or will expire between March 1, 2020 and May 31, 2020, to be valid until June 30, 2020. CDL holders will still need to comply with medical certificate requirements to be considered valid.

      Official Link: https://itd.idaho.gov/itddmv/

      Illinois

      Confirmed Cases: 136,762

      Deaths: 6647

      Driver License Office: 

      • From June 1 through July 31, facilities will focus on serving ONLY new drivers, customers with expired driver’s licenses/ID cards and vehicle transactions.
      • All Secretary of State departments and offices will be open for business on June 1 and June 2.
      • All expiration dates for driver’s licenses, ID cards and vehicle registrations have been extended at least 90 days after the governor’s June 1 disaster proclamation executive order ends.
      • All employees are wearing face masks and customers are required to do the same. Plexiglass dividers have been installed at all work stations and tape has been applied to the floor in 6-foot intervals to follow social distancing guidelines, limiting the number of customers inside a facility at one time.

      Official Link: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/

      Indiana

      Confirmed Cases: 42423

      Deaths: 2540

      Driver License Office:

      Beginning the week of June 15, all BMV branches will be open to serve customers by walk-in and appointment. Please make sure to check branch hours as all branches have returned to normal operating hours and many are closed on Mondays.

      Driving skills exams are not available from the BMV at this time. We will re-evaluate availability of these exams in early July.

      Official Link: https://www.in.gov/bmv/

      Iowa

      Confirmed Cases: 25963

      Deaths: 686

      Driver License Office:

      Vehicle registrations, license plates, and title services need to made through your county treasurer’s office. Please contact the office in your county to determine how to receive services at this time. Find out more information regarding vehicle services.

      Driver’s license and ID services customers may have a variety of options to receive services. Use our service selector to find out your options. Please note that if you must come into an Iowa DOT-operated service center you will need to make an appointment. Walk-in customers will not be served. 

      Official Link: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/iowa-dot-locations

      Kansas

      Confirmed Cases: 12197

      Deaths: 257

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours. You should call your local county office to book an appointment.

      Official Link: https://www.ksrevenue.org/

      Kentucky

      Confirmed Cases: 13750

      Deaths: 526

      Driver License Office:S elect KYTC Regional Driver Licensing Offices have reopened with limited services. These locations offer REAL ID card versions and appointments may be scheduled online by going to the link below.

      Official Link: https://drive.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

      Louisiana

      Confirmed Cases: 49778

      Deaths: 3105

      Driver License Office: Certain OMV offices will be open. Please visit the link below to check the status.

      Official Link: https://offices.omv.la.gov/

      Maine

      Confirmed Cases: 2957

      Deaths: 102

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours

      Official Link: https://www.maine.gov/

       

      Maryland

      Confirmed Cases: 64603

      Deaths: 3074

      Driver License Office: Offices will be reopening June 8 by appointment only.

      Official Link: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/

      Massachusetts

      Cases: 107,061

      Deaths: 7857

      Driver License Office:

      Massachusetts have entered Phase 2 of reopening. Certain DMV offices are open and may require an appointment.

      Official Link: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-registry-of-motor-vehicles/locations?_page=1

      Michigan

      Confirmed Cases: 67711

      Deaths: 6090

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours. Appointment may be required.

      Official Link: https://www.michigan.gov/

      Minnesota

      Confirmed Cases: 32920

      Deaths: 1412

      Open deputy registrar and driver’s license agent offices and DVS exam stations are listed below. Services and hours vary by location. If services are not listed for the office you would like to visit, please call the office to find out what services they are offering.

      DPS-DVS reopened some exam stations May 19 to offer limited services. Locations and services are listed below.

      • Knowledge tests are only available at DVS exam stations.
      • DVS exam stations will not accept driver’s license renewal or duplicate applications unless an exam is required. Visit your local deputy registrar or driver’s license agent office for that service.

      You are required to wear a face mask and complete a wellness screening to enter a DVS exam station.

      Official Link: https://dps.mn.gov/

      Mississippi

      Confirmed Cases: 20641

      Deaths: 938

      Driver License Office: 

      Beginning Monday, June 8, 2020, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety will provide limited services at all permanent driver license stations in adherence to recommended social distancing guidelines. Customers are strongly encouraged to wear masks inside the driver license stations. The following services will be available at permanent driver license stations:

      • CDL Transactions • Out of State Transfers • New Credentials • New Identification Card Credentials • Security Guard Permits (Wed Only) • Sex Offender Registration • Students (Permit Tests) • Reinstatements • Non-U.S. Citizens • Ignition-Interlock Restricted Licenses

      Official Link: driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/

      Missouri

      Confirmed Cases: 18487

      Deaths: 966

      Driver License Office:  

      As license offices across the state begin reopening to the public, the Department of Revenue is encouraging Missourians to renew their vehicle registrations earlier in the month. The Department anticipates heavier than usual traffic at the end of May. Customers are also encouraged to consider renewing their vehicle registrations online if they are able to do so.

      In response to COVID-19, the Department previously granted an automatic two-month extension to vehicle owners with registrations (license plates) expiring in the months of March and April. Vehicle owners with license plates that expired in March 2020 have until May 31, 2020, to visit a license office to renew their license plates without paying a late penalty. Similarly, vehicle owners with license plates that expired in April 2020 have until June 30, 2020, to visit a license office to renew without paying a late penalty.

      Official Link: https://dor.mo.gov/motorv/

      Montana

      Confirmed Cases: 717

      Deaths: 20

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours.

      Official Link: https://dojmt.gov/driving/driver-licensing/

      Nebraska

      Confirmed Cases: 17812

      Deaths: 244

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours. Appointments may be required.

      Official Link: https://dmv.nebraska.gov/locations

      Nevada

      Confirmed Cases: 13240

      Deaths: 487

      Driver License Office:

      Make an appointment! We are serving only customers with appointments and only for these transactions until mid-July:

      • Vehicle movement permits and return of old plates
      • Original registration for private party and out-of-state vehicle sales
      • New Nevada residents with expired out-of-state ID, Driver’s Licenses or registrations
      • Testing for new drivers (no stand-by testing allowed)
      • Driver’s license suspension or revocation reinstatements and accounts that have payments due
      • Military members needing ID for enlistment or deployment
      • Customers with any DMV document that expired prior to March 16, 2020

      Walk-in customers will be directed to online services, kiosks or asked to set an appointment.

        Official Link: https://dmvnv.com/locat.htm

        New Hampshire

        Confirmed Cases: 5544

        Deaths: 339

        Driver License Office: Due to the concern for the health and safety of our customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person services are available by appointment only at the following locations: Concord, Dover, Keene, Manchester, Nashua, Newport, Salem and Twin Mountain. 

        Official Link: https://www.nh.gov/

        New Jersey

        Confirmed Cases: 169,142

        Deaths: 12,939

        Driver License Office:

        MVC plans to open agencies to walk-in customers for limited transactions June 29. A list of those transactions will be released soon.

        All New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies, road testing, and inspection facilities remain closed to the public as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

        Headquarters (TOC) and online services will continue operations. Essential Personnel should continue to report to work as previously directed.

        All driver licenses, non-driver IDs, vehicle registrations, inspection stickers, and temporary tags expiring before May 31 have been extended to July 31. Documents expiring in June or July are extended by two months.

        Most renewals, replacements, changes of address, and other transactions can be processed online at NJMVC.gov.

        Official Link: https://www.state.nj.us/mvc/

        New Mexico

        Confirmed Cases: 10565

        Deaths: 469

        Driver License Office: All MVD Field Offices will be Appointment Only Starting June 1

        Official Link: http://www.mvd.newmexico.gov/

        New York

        Confirmed Cases: 387,936

        Deaths: 31,125

        Driver License Office:

        Beginning on June 1, state-run DMV offices in the counties of Albany, Onondaga, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and the five boroughs of New York City will begin to process registrations and other transactions by mail, and beginning June 4, will accept transactions through secure drop boxes located at each office. County Clerks that operate DMV offices in the remaining 51 counties of the State are advised to follow the State DMV’s timeline and guidance for reopening.  For more information about services offered at county-operated offices visit our Offices page. Many other transactions are available online. 

        As regions enter phase 3 of reopening, DMV will offer limited in-person transactions in state-run DMV offices by reservation only, prioritizing critical services, and will resume all other road tests at that time. Until then, there will be no in-person transactions in any DMV office and reservations will only become available as regions enter phase 3. 

        Official Link: https://dmv.ny.gov/contact-us/cancellations-closings-and-delays

        North Carolina

        Confirmed Cases: 52802

        Deaths: 1221

        Driver License Office:

        ​​​​​​For the health and safety of our customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, some N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles driver license offices will be closed starting Wednesday, March 18.

        The open offices will be transitioned to handle appointment-only visits and will limit the number of customers allowed inside at the same time, depending on the office size. 

        Official Link: https://www.ncdot.gov/

        North Dakota

        Confirmed Cases: 3288

        Deaths: 77

        Driver License Office: 

        The NDDOT Restart Plan is underway. We are starting a phased approach by providing prioritized on-site services which are available by APPOINTMENT ONLY. For Motor Vehicle or Driver License Services call 1-855-633-6835. Due to the high volume of Driver License calls we have added an online option, please click here to complete an online request for a driver license appointment.

        Official Link: https://www.dot.nd.gov/

        Ohio

        Confirmed Cases: 44808

        Deaths: 2700

        Driver License Office:

        BMV Locations reopens May 26. May services can still be done online. Social distance measures will be enforced.

        Official Link: https://www.bmv.ohio.gov/

        Oklahoma

        Confirmed Cases: 10516

        Deaths: 369

        Driver License Office:

        EFFECTIVE MAY 15, 2020 THE OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY WILL OPEN OFFICES FOR DRIVER LICENSE AND/OR OKLAHOMA IDENTIFICATION CARD PROCESSING. SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL BE ENFORCED AND THE NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS IN THE BUILDING WILL BE LIMITED.
        SKILLS (DRIVE) TEST WILL BE GIVEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

        VEHICLE’S USED FOR THE SKILLS (DRIVE) TEST WILL HAVE TO BE DISINFECTED BY THE APPLICANT.

        THE PUBLIC WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK THAT COVERS THEIR MOUTH AND NOSE,

        Official Link: https://www.ok.gov/dps/

        Oregon

        Confirmed Cases: 6572

        Deaths: 188

        Driver License Office:

        Starting June 1, DMV offices will start accepting calls for appointments for limited in-person visits. We encourage you to complete your business with DMV or Commerce and Compliance (Motor Carrier) through online services or by mail.

         

        Official Link: https://www.oregon.gov/

        Pennsylvania

        Confirmed Cases: 85935

        Deaths: 6423

        Driver License Office: 

        Normal Operating hours, appointments may be needed.

        Official Link: https://www.dmv.pa.gov/

        Rhode Island

        Confirmed Cases: 16337

        Deaths: 894

        Driver License Office:

        The RI Division of Motor Vehicles reopens its Woonsocket branch on June 1, 2020. The DMV branch located in Diamond Hill Plaza at 2000 Diamond Hill Road in Woonsocket will serve customers Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required. No walk-ins allowed.

        The R.I. Division of Motor Vehicles reopens its Middletown branch on May 18, 2020. The DMV branch located at 52 Valley Road in Middletown will serve customers Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations are required. No walk-ins allowed.

        PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE COVID-19 CRISIS, RESERVATIONS ARE ONLY MADE AVAILABLE TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE – EXCEPT FOR ADJUDICATION.

        All other DMV satellite offices remain closed.

        Official Link: http://www.dmv.ri.gov/locations/

        South Carolina

        Confirmed Cases: 24661

        Deaths: 653

        Driver License Office:

        Normal Operating Hours, appointment may be required.

        Official Link: http://scdmvonline.com/

        South Dakota

        Confirmed Cases: 6297

        Deaths: 81

        Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours, appointment may be required.

        Official Link: https://dps.sd.gov/driver-licensing/south-dakota-licensing-information

        Tennessee

        Confirmed Cases: 35102

        Deaths: 526

        Driver License Office Closures: Normal Working Hours, appointment may be required.

          Official Link: https://www.tn.gov/safety/driver-services/locations.html 

           

          Texas

          Confirmed Cases: 112944

          Deaths: 2191

          Driver License Office: 

          The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) will reopen some of its regional service centers beginning Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with new office health and safety procedures in place. Customers will be served by appointment only. Click here to set an appointment.

          THE TEMPORARY WAIVER OF VEHICLE TITLE AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

          Office Locations and Opening Dates

          • Abilene – May 26
          • Amarillo – May 26
          • Austin – May 26
          • Beaumont – May 26
          • Corpus Christi – May 26
          • Dallas – May 26
          • El Paso – May 26
          • Fort Worth – May 26
          • Houston – May 26
          • Longview – May 26
          • Lubbock – May 26
          • Midland-Odessa – May 26
          • Pharr – May 29
          • San Antonio – May 26
          • Waco – May 26
          • Wichita Falls – May 26

          Official Link: https://www.dps.texas.gov/

          Utah

          Confirmed Cases: 17462

          Deaths: 158

          Driver License Office:

          Normal Operating hours but all visits will require an appointment. Please check the link below for any office closures.

          Official Link: https://dmv.utah.gov/

          Vermont

          Confirmed Cases: 1159

          Deaths: 56

          Driver License Office: The Montepelier, South Burlington and Rutland offices are open by appointment only, other locations remain closed for in-person transactions.

          Official Link: https://dmv.vermont.gov/

          Virginia

          Confirmed Cases: 58465

          Deaths: 1620

          Driver License Office: Additional DMV locations have opened and are now accepting appointments. Visit the link below to book an appointment.

          Official Link: https://www.dmv.virginia.gov/

          Washington

          Confirmed Cases: 28680

          Deaths: 1270

          Our driver licensing offices will reopen, by appointment only, starting Monday, June 22. We will limit appointments to only people who can’t conduct their business online or can’t get help through our Customer Service Center.

          Some of our offices opened by appointment in May for commercial learner permit testing and issuance. On June 22, we will add 7 offices, offering services for only those who must go to an office in person:

          • Bellingham
          • Bremerton
          • Clarkston
          • Federal Way
          • Kennewick
          • Lacey
          • Lynnwood
          • Moses Lake
          • Parkland
          • Renton
          • Spokane
          • Union Gap
          • Vancouver North
          • Wenatchee

          Official Link: https://www.dol.wa.gov/

          West Virginia

          Confirmed Cases: 2533

          Deaths: 89

          Driver License Office:

          As DMV Regional Offices resume public transactions, please click here for information regarding driver’s license and vehicle registration extensions, commercial driver’s license application, titling, and other DMV transactions.

          DMV also reminds customers that online services are available here, including renewal transactions for driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.

          Official Link: https://transportation.wv.gov

          Wisconsin

          Confirmed Cases: 24819

          Deaths: 744

          ​​​​Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours.

          Official Link: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/find-dmv/default.aspx 

          Wyoming

          Confirmed Cases: 1197

          Deaths: 20

          Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours. Limited number of clients may enter the office. Automatic 90-day extension for expired Wyoming driver licenses and IDs.

          Official Link: http://www.dot.state.wy.us/

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