The purpose of this Notice is to advise Department personnel that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has issued another extension for Commercial Driver License (CDL) renewals with the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) for Hazmat Endorsement card holders. This extension was necessitated by the State of Emergency caused by the outbreak of respiratory illness due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Consequently, the DMV has authorized the following changes:
Commercial Driver License Hazmat Endorsement: Any CDL with a Hazmat Endorsement that expired between the period of March 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020 has been extended 180 days from the expiration date. The DMV will not update the driver license records to reflect these extensions. The DMV has added a “License Valid Pending Review” status message for those who are eligible.
It should be noted that Californians with a suspended driver license are not eligible for these temporary extensions.
As of the date of this Notice, extensions have not been granted for Commercial Driver License Hazmat Endorsements which expire after December 31, 2020. The Department will continue to provide information if additional extensions are granted.
If you have any questions, contact Sergeant Damon Aoki, Specialized Enforcement Section, Traffic Group, at (213) 486-0687.
BLAKE H. CHOW, Deputy Chief (Department Traffic Coordinator – Transit Services Bureau)
DOMINIC CHOI, Deputy Chief (Chief of Staff – Office of the Chief of Police)