Virginia DMV says commercial drivers can renew licenses online

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP/WRIC/WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles announced Monday that commercial drivers will now be allowed to renew their licenses online, due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders previously were required to visit DMV offices in person to renew their credentials.

The change in policy comes as the DMV struggles to clear a large backlog of in-person appointments caused by office closures during the first few months of the pandemic. DMV centers are now open by-appointment-only, but many are booked three months out.

“We are continually looking for ways to assist our customers during these challenging times,” DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb said in a statement released on Monday, Nov. 23. “The opportunity to renew online gives our commercial driving community a convenient service option and focus office appointment opportunities on transactions for customers who need in-person assistance.”

You can find more information on CDL online renewal eligibility by following this link.

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