Californians Over 70 Can Renew Drivers License Online or by Mail
Last updated 1/13/2021 at 9:11pm | View PDF
Through executive order, Governor Gavin Newsom temporarily waived the California law requiring drivers age 70 and older to visit a DMV field office to renew their license for the length of California’s state of emergency. or until modified.
The DMV previously provided yearlong extensions to senior drivers with noncommercial licenses expiring during the pandemic. Those who received the extensions are now eligible to renew online.
The DMV previously allowed drivers 69 and under to renew online, even if their notification states they must come into a DMV office.
The ability for senior drivers to renew online is the latest action to help Californians avoid or delay a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV continues to make changes to limit the time customers spend at an office.
The DMV continues to recommend that customers use its online services, expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions.