180 Day Extension for Wyoming Driver License Renewal | Big Horn Basin Media

180 Day Extension for Wyoming Driver License Renewal

Written by on August 4, 2020

Does your driver license expire tomorrow? Not anymore.

There have already been several pandemic-related concessions made by WYDOT’s Driver Services. And while offices are currently open, the state wants to ensure that nobody finds themselves unfairly penalized. Governor Gordon previously signed an executive order granted a 90-day grace period for anyone needing to get their licenses and credentials renewed. In the latest 2020 change, that period has been extended to 180 days for anyone with licenses expiring between March 15, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2020.

Granted, it’s not just that simple. This extension is mainly for high-risk residents who might want to wait for their own health.  If you have an expired license and wants to wait, they can visit WYDOT’s Driver Services webpage and download and print the 180-day grace period letter (http://www.dot.state.wy.us/COVID-19) And you’ll want to carry that letter with you in your vehicle in the event you’re pulled over.

WYDOT’s regional offices are open at this time, so there are no rules or closures preventing license renewal. All the locations are following stringent safety and cleaning protocols, such as wiping down stations with cleaners after each transaction and having plexiglass barriers at desks to provide separation between themselves and the customers. But for now, they are leaving license renewal up to the discretion of individuals.

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