Raleigh, NC – To assist N.C. Division of Motor Vehicle customers and partners in dealing with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a provision included in the COVID-19 bill signed into law today by Governor Cooper grants a five-month extension of the expiration date on more than two dozen DMV credentials.

The bill also allows the DMV to waive any penalties for a late registration renewal during the extension period. Customers who already paid a $15 fee for a late renewal in March or April will be reimbursed.

The five-month extension applies to any credential that expires on or after March 1, and before August 1. The list includes:

Driver license
Learner’s permit
Limited learner’s permit
Limited provisional license
Full provisional license
Commercial driver license
Commercial learner’s permit
Temporary driving certificate
Special identification card
Handicapped placard
Vehicle registration
Temporary vehicle registration
Dealer license plate
Transporter plate
Loaner/Dealer “LD” plate
Vehicle inspection authorization
Inspection station license
Inspection mechanic license
Transportation network company permit
Motor vehicle dealer license
Sales representative license
Manufacturer license
Distributor license
Wholesaler license
Driver training school license
Driver training school instructor license
Professional house-moving license

The bill also extends the due dates for motor vehicle taxes that are tied to vehicle registration to correspond with the extended expiration dates. In addition, there is also an extension of the expiration of an Intrastate Medical Waiver for up to five months, if the DMV Medical Review Unit determines the extension is appropriate. And it confirms the validity of a driving eligibility certificate dated on or after Feb. 9, and before March 10, to meet the requirements for a license or permit until 30 days after the date the Governor rescinds the State of Emergency Executive Order or the date the DMV reopens all driver license offices, whichever is earlier.