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The Utah DMV gives motorists a grace period to register vehicles

Registrations expired in April due by May 15
Posted at 7:38 AM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 12:39:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Thursday is the last day of April which means a lot of vehicle registrations will expire, but the state is granting some leniency.

An order from Utah Governor Gary Herbert took effect Thursday morning.

It temporarily suspends enforcement of statutes for some expiring vehicle registrations.

The order is aimed at helping Utahns trying to navigate closures and appointment-only registration systems at the DMV.

The order will last until May 15, meaning if your registration expired on the last day of April, you have 15 days to renew it.

The DMV is also getting ready to re-open its doors, but there are some restrictions.

For weeks, long lines of people waiting in their cars for hours have formed at drive-thru lanes.

But starting Friday, May 1, some Utah DMV offices will open their lobbies to in-person visits once again on an appointment-only basis.

"We hope that as we enter our busy time of year that this will assist some of the individuals that can't get their renewals done timely," said DMV Director, Monte Roberts.

Drive-thru lanes at the DMV locations will scale back to normal business hours, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.