Suspension Of Noncommercial Driver's License Expirations Comes To An End In Iowa

Mon 1-11-2021

(Des Moines)-- If you're driving with an expired driver's license, you should know of some important changes that went into affect with Governor Reynolds' latest update of proclamation of Disaster Emergency related to COVID-19.

Last week's update means that as expected, the suspension of noncommercial driver's license expiration dates came to an end. That means driver's licenses that expired beginning January 16th of 2020 and during the proclamation are again subject to the printed expiration date on the license, beginning January 9th, 2021. Officials say the 60-day grace period for driving on an expired license will resume as normal, applied to the original expiration date of the license. If your driver's license has been expired more than one year, you'll need to re-test.

Commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits that expired on or after March 1st, 2020 are considered valid until February 28th, 2021. Beginning March 1st, 2021, all CDLs and CLPs will be subject to their printed expiration date, with the 60 day grace period resuming as normal.

One motor vehicle-related proclamation remains in place. It relates to driving for 90 days with temporary tags from a dealer while waiting on titling and or plating.