Gordon Grants 180-Day Extension For Expired Drivers Licenses

Good news if your drivers license has expired in the last few months, you have additional time to get it renewed.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 03, 20202 min read

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(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Good news if your drivers license has expired in the last few months: You have additional time to get it renewed.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation announced on Monday that Gov. Mark Gordon has signed a 180-day grace period which will give residents more time to get it done.

The extension, which applies to credentials expiring between March 15, 2020 through Sept. 30, 2020, allows members of high-risk groups to wait to renew.

“We are open for business and encourage people that can, to come in and renew their driver license prior to their expiration date.  However, we realize our high-risk citizens, those with underlying health conditions and those who are older, may want to take advantage of this extension so they remain safe,” said Misty Dobson, WYDOT’s Driver Services program manager.

What if you get pulled over for a traffic infraction?

WYDOT advises those who have an expired license to go to its website to download and print the 180-day grace period letter and take it with them.

Word of caution: The grace period letter may not work for other transactions which require proof of identification.

One Cowboy State Daily reader said his banking transaction was not allowed because his drivers license had expired.

One other cautionary note: If you are flying soon, it would be advantageous to get your drivers license updated as TSA agents are notorious sticklers for proper identification.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter