Janet Mills

Maine Requiring Driver's Licenses to Be Renewed Again

The reinstated deadlines and requirements apply to driver's licenses, driver permits, state identification cards, commercial driver licenses and numerous other credentials

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The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles has reinstated regular deadlines that were extended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat, has rescinded a March executive order that eased requirements for renewals. The reinstated deadlines and requirements apply to driver's licenses, driver permits, state identification cards, commercial driver licenses and numerous other credentials that have expired since Mills first declared a state of civil emergency.

Driver licenses vision screenings that were waived last year are also back in effect. The Maine Department of the Secretary of State said in a statement that the "original executive order was implemented due to the pandemic-related closure of Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices in March, and is no longer necessary, as all BMV branches have now reopened to the public for walk-in transactions.''

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