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NY State DMV suspends services due to Coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 20:05:16-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles announced Saturday it will suspend services due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The closure is indefinite and is a response to Governor Cuomo's executive order regarding nonessential workers.

"These are extraordinary times," DMV commissioner Mark J.F. Schroeder said. "We are taking broad action to protect the health and safety of the public and our workers."

According to the DMV, all drivers licenses, non-driver IDs, and vehicle registrations, along with 45-day temporary registrations, that expired on or after March 1st, 2020 will be extended until further notice. However, the extension does not apply to insurance coverage requirements.

License or registration renewals, address changes, obtaining driver's abstracts, and more can still be done online. There is not a definitive end date to the DMV's suspension of services.