Area license bureau locations have reopened after pandemic closures, often with visits by appointment only, and some people whose vehicle license plates or driver’s license have expired might still have an extension to renew those items.


The Missouri Department of Revenue granted automatic two-month extensions for registrations (license plates) that expired in March and April, allowing owners until the end of this month or June to get plates renewed.


For driver licenses that expired between March 1 and April 30, the DOR granted a 60-day extension. While many March expirations have already lost their extension on a valid license, all April expirations are still under extension, the latest day being April 30 to June 29.


The Department of Revenue did not grant extensions for May expirations. With an influx of customers expected at the end of this month, state officials encourage citizens to renew licenses (and possibly plates) before the final days. Citizens can also renew their license plates online at: dor.mo.gov.


License bureau locations in Missouri are run by private contractors. The license bureaus in Blue Springs, Independence, Raytown and Sugar Creek are all currently open by appointment only.


• Blue Springs, 2402 SW Missouri 7: All customers are required to wear a mask to enter. Call 816-228-0128 or go to: www.molicense.com/blue-springs to schedule an appointment.


• Independence, 16642 E. 23rd St., next to Price Chopper near Missouri 291: The bureau is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Go to ElleDMV.com or call 816-313-1751 to schedule an appointment.


• Raytown, 6138 Raytown Trafficway: The bureau is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Go to: ElleDMV.com or call 816-301-7440 to schedule an appointment.


• Sugar Creek, 521 S. Sterling Ave.: The bureau is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 816-527-8786 or 816-836-9191 or go to: metrolicenseoffice.com to schedule an appointment. The office will do temperature testing of all customers and clerks as a health precaution.