Coronavirus (COVID-19) and DMV Closures

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 any restrictions or closures due to coronavirus cases.

04 Dec 2020, 2:23 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

14,535,196 Total Cases
282,829 Death Cases
8,561,427 Recovered Cases

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Alabama

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

Driver License Office:

Appointments are required for an in-person DMV visit

The DMV’s operations have been augmented to comply with COVID-19 social distancing recommendations and you must have an appointment to visit us in person. Most DMV transactions, including driver’s license renewals/duplicates and vehicle registration renewals/duplicates, can be done online!

DMV is offering pandemic-safe motorcycle and non-commercial road tests in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Soldotna and Palmer.

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

Arizona

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

Driver License Office: Normal operating hours by appointment only.

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

California

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

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

    Colorado

    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

    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

    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

    Driver License Office: Due to current health concerns, DMV is now operating at up to 60% building capacity until further notice. Wednesday hours will be 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for the foreseeable future (there are no evening hours.) For up-to-date information on DMV, visit: https://de.gov/1Su

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

    Florida

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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

    Driver License Office:

    All customers must schedule an appointment for in-person services

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

      Hawaii

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

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

      Idaho

      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

      Driver License Office: Driver Service Facilities Open.

      • All driver’s licenses, ID cards, vehicle registration, restricted driving permits and monitoring device driving permits that are currently expired or set to expire by Sept. 30 have been extended until Nov. 1, 2020.
      • 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

      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

      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

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

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

      Kentucky

      Driver License Office: Select 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

      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

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours. Appointment required.

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

       

      Maryland

      Driver License Office: Offices open by appointment only.

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

      Massachusetts

      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

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

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

      Minnesota

      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

      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

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

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

      Montana

      Driver License Office: Normal Operating Hours.

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

      Nebraska

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

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

      Nevada

      Driver License Office:

      Appointments and Face Masks Required!

      All customers are required to wear face masks under Governor’s Directive 024.

      Make an appointment. We are serving only customers with appointments at our offices in Carson City, Henderson, Las Vegas and Reno. 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

        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

        Driver License Office:

        Normal Operating Hours, please check website for daily capacity and availability.

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

        New Mexico

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

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

        New York

        Driver License Office:

         

        You can make reservations for limited in-person transactions at state-run DMV offices in regions that are in at least Phase 3 of reopening. Reservations will be required and will only be offered for a limited number of critical services that cannot be done online or by mail or dropbox.

         

         

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

        North Carolina

        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. 

        Level 2 Limited Provisional License Road Test Waived.

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

        North Dakota

        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

        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

        Driver License Office:

        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.

         

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

        Oregon

        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

        Driver License Office: 

        Normal Operating hours, appointments may be needed.

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

        Rhode Island

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

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

        South Carolina

        Driver License Office:

        Normal Operating Hours, appointment may be required.

        Official Link: http://scdmvonline.com/

        South Dakota

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

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

        Tennessee

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

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

           

          Texas

          Driver License Office: 

          The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) continues to monitor the impacts of the COVID-19/Coronavirus closely and is working with state officials, county tax assessor-collectors, and others to maintain or restore services in affected areas.

          When in-person services are unavailable, services and support continue to be provided by mail, email, and phone.

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

            Utah

            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

            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

            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

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

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

                West Virginia

                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

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

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

                Wyoming

                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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