If you have tried to do anything with your vehicle or your license during this pandemic, it hasn't been easy. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has been backlogged and trying to catch up on all things to do with the DMV. They also realize that New Yorkers haven't been able to get their licenses and permits renewed. Another extension has been given.

According to WKBW.com, the governor has announced another extension to those whose licenses or permits have expired. Now New York State drivers will have until February 26, 2021 thanks to an executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo. If your driver's license or permit expired on or after March 1, 2020, it will be valid and active until at least the twenty-sixth of this month. But the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles encourages you to get it renewed as soon as possible.

This extension does not apply to vehicle registrations or non-driver identification that needed to be renewed by November 3, 2020.

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You can renew your license online through the New York State DMV website. You must have a vision test to certify that your vision is acceptable. You will have to have your vision tested and then send your results to the DMV within a year that you renew your license. You will be able to get a vision test at your local DMV office starting again in the Spring of 2021.

I wish there was a way that we could get a couple of redos on our license pictures. Mine looks like an avatar from my Nintendo Wii. I realize the camera, especially the DMV camera adds a few pounds, but my license picture is not good.

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