Update as of March 30: Until at least April 23, all Virginia DMV customer service centers will remain closed due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19. The validity of driver and vehicle credentials, including Commercial Driver Licenses and Medical Examiner Certificates, has been extended.
Effective March 18, 2020, all 75 DMV customer service centers are closed and all mobile services postponed until April 2, 2020 in response to the continued spread of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
To minimize customer inconvenience, DMV at the direction of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, is extending the validity of driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registrations, and escort vehicle driver certificates for 60 days. This includes individuals aged 75 and older who are typically required to make an in-person visit.
Customers whose driver’s license or identification card expires on or before May 15 will have an additional 60 days to renew their credential. However, those Virginians eligible to renew online or by mail are encouraged to take advantage of those services.
Vehicle registrations that expire in March and April should be renewed online or by mail. Replacement titles can be obtained online and original title transactions can be conducted by mail. If in-person service is needed, these customers will have an additional 60 days to renew credentials without a late fee. During the office closures, DMV will continue to process the transactions that come in through mail and the website, dmvNOW.com.
DMV is encouraging its employees and customers to follow the recommendations of the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health in regards to personal health and social distancing.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Need a full-service DMV? Try DMV Connect!
In partnership with the Commissioner of Revenue’s DMV Select office, DMV now provides a new service called DMV Connect for Virginians who are unable to travel to a DMV office. The DMV Connect offers the following services:
- Drivers’ licenses, including REAL ID
- Identification cards (adult, child, veteran)
- Disabled parking placards
- Vehicle titles
- Vehicle registrations
- E-Z Pass transponders
- Compliance summaries
DMV Connect will be on-site monthly in the Arlington County Office of the Commissioner of Revenue, adjacent to the DMV Select, at 2100 Clarendon Boulevard, Second Floor from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates:
Wednesday, April 1*-CANCELED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 6*
Wednesday, June 3*
Wednesday, July 1*
Wednesday, August 5*
Wednesday, September 2*
Thursday, October 1*
Wednesday, November 4*
(*Dates are subject to change.)
DMV Connect now offers Real ID
Starting on October 1, residents in Virginia now have options when it comes to their driver’s license or identification card. They can upgrade to a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or identification card, or stick with DMV’s standard credential. For more information, check out REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions.