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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on September 25, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in California, we recommend that you visit the Secretary of State's website or the California COVID-19 portal.

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Description of Program and Relief

DMV Temporary Permit Extensions

Governor Gavin Newsom has extended the expiration dates for temporary drivers’ permits by an additional sixty days from the first sixty-day extension. The first sixty day extension applied an additional sixty days to temporary permits with expiration dates between March 4, 2020 and August 14, 2020.

Government or Lead Agency

Office of the Governor of California; California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Dates Available

The extension applies through August 14, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Temporary drivers’ permits with expiration dates of March 4, 2020 through August 14, 2020 are eligible for a 60-day extension.

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)


Contact for More Information

For more information, visit the CA DMV’s website here. To find contact information for your local DMV office, see here.

List of Additional Information

For the Governor’s press release announcing the order, see here.

For Executive Order N-54-20, see here.

For Executive Order N-69-20, extending the provision regarding temporary permits, see here.

For more information regarding DMV COVID-19 measures, see here.

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