A photo outside the Arnold License Office in 2014.

The entrance to the Arnold License Office in 2014.

The Missouri Department of Revenue is giving motorists additional time to renew drivers licenses and motor vehicle registrations because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Drivers licenses, nondriver licenses and learners permits that were to expire between March 1 and April 30 have been granted a 60-day extension from that expiration date, according to the department’s website.

The extension does not waive the mandatory retesting requirement for those who have allowed their license to expire for more than 184 days, the site says.

In addition, vehicle owners whose license plates expire in March and April also have been granted an automatic two-month extension.

The time frame in which safety and emission inspections are valid for those vehicles also has been extended.

To receive the waiver of late registration penalty and extension of the safety and emission inspection time frame, vehicle owners must visit a license office.

Applicants for a vehicle title will not be assessed a late title penalty when visiting a license office, effective immediately. This waiver will continue through April 30.

Some local license offices, including De Soto, High Ridge, Oakville and Ste. Genevieve, are closed until April 6, according to the website.

The Arnold and Twin City license offices are open, but are limiting the number of customers in their lobbies at one time.

The Imperial License Office has changed its hours, at least through March 31, to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, which administers driver examinations, has suspended all testing through at least April 6.

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