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Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Temporarily Extending Expiration of Driver's Licenses, State ID Cards, Vehicle Registrations


May 8, 2020 



Governor Whitmer Extends Executive Order Temporarily Extending Expiration of Driver’s Licenses, State ID Cards, Vehicle Registrations 


LANSING, Mich. — Governor Whitmer today signed Executive Order 2020-78to temporarily extend the expiration of state identification cardsdriver’s licenses and operator endorsements, as well as suspends penalties for vehicle registration violations, and protects Michigan drivers. The order also ensures that automobile insurance will continue to protect and cover Michigan drivers. 


Nobody should have to stress about renewing their drivers license or state ID card, or worry about their auto insurance coverage during a global pandemic,” said Governor Whitmer. “By extending this executive order, we’re lifting that burden off Michiganders’ shoulders so they can focus on staying home and staying safe.”  


The order protects Michiganders from penalties for driving on what would otherwise be expired driver’s licenses, learner’s permits and commercial driver’s licenses, and vehicle registrationsThese protections do not apply to motorists with suspended or revoked driver’s licenses. 


People looking to renew their licenses should do so online at 

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Executive order 2020-78 is effective immediately and replaces previous order 2020-47.  


To view the Executive Order 2020-78, click the link below: