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State Extends Renewal Deadline For Driver's Licenses

Mar 17, 2020

Montana driver’s licenses expiring in March, April and May of this year will have an extended 90-day renewal deadline. Gov. Steve Bullock announced Tuesday he would sign an executive order allowing for the extension.

Earlier in the day, Attorney General Tim Fox said the order came in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“The goal is to limit the need for visits to MVD stations during the COVID-19 outbreak," he said.

Fox announced that starting Wednesday, driving tests would be suspended to also create more social distancing. The Motor Vehicle Division sent out a reminder Tuesday that vehicle registration can be renewed online to avoid in-person interactions.

Public schools in Montana are closed because of concerns over the novel coronavirus, but new data released this week gives a clearer picture of just how much it costs to educate each student in the state.

Health officers are saying communities need to be prepared for a potentially long-haul disruption to day-to-day life in response to COVID-19.