New York's Department of Motor Vehicles is extending grace periods for expiring vehicle registrations and licenses as all DMV offices were ordered closed Saturday to prevent coronavirus transmission.
More than 60 online transactions remain available, DMV said, including registration and license renewal, as well as the ability to plead or pay New York City traffic tickets.
"We are taking broad action to protect the health and safety of the public and our workers,” said DMV Commissioner Mark Schroeder.
Included in the order are all state- and county-run field offices.
All road test appointments and salvage vehicles appointments are canceled until further notice.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advising no unnecessary travel and constant vigilance on social distancing during the remainder of the health crisis.
The current 45-day temporary vehicle registration issued by auto dealers will also be extended, department representatives said.
The extension does not apply to insurance coverage requirements. Motor Vehicle Liability insurance coverage must be maintained during the extension period.
“We will continue to offer a wide selection of online transactions during this shutdown so New Yorkers can continue to do business with the DMV,” Schroeder said.