In response to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines provided by the CDC, many states are adjusting DMV operations. As a business owner, it’s important to remain in-the-know on these regulatory changes as they impact those driving on behalf of your company.
Many states have announced their DMVs are closed until further notice, while others are operating on an appointment-only basis to help keep state employees and residents safe.
States are also temporarily adjusting processes around renewals by:
- Offering grace periods anywhere between 30 days to 120 days on license renewals for non-CDL drivers
- Waiving late fees on license renewals and registrations
- Allowing residents 65 and older to renew their license online
- Providing extensions when requested by phone
Every state has different policies in place regarding office hours, grace periods and late fees, so it’s important to keep a close eye on what your state is doing to ensure your employees remain in compliance.
The Government Relations team at SambaSafety is keeping a close eye on this developing story. To keep our customers in the loop, we’re tracking the latest updates from each state as they come in. To view the latest updates, click here.
If you’re not a SambaSafety customer, but would like to know more, please reach out to our team at 1-888-947-2622, option 4. We’d be happy to discuss how we can help you keep track of these updates, as well as best manage driver risk for your employees who are still on the roads.