Minnesota’s Answer to the Issue of Expiring CDL HAZMAT Endorsed Drivers Licenses

Per a new COVID-19 statute signed by the Governor on March 28, 2020, any MN valid driver’s license, that would have expired during the defined peacetime emergency, will be considered valid by the state until the last day of the second consecutive month following the month in which the peacetime emergency is terminated.

Any CDL holder, regardless of class or endorsements, will have their license expiration extended during this time, so long as it was valid before it expired, and it expired during this peacetime emergency.

So, if your CDL HAZMAT endorsed drivers license expired on March 13 or after, your driver would have to the last day of the second consecutive month following the month in which the peacetime emergency is terminated to renewal their license.