Virginia DMV

Virginia DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the Virginia DMV office near me.


About DMV Locations

In Virginia, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the state agency responsible for vehicle services, driver's licenses, state identification cards, commercial vehicles, and highway safety. DMV Customer Service Centers (CSC) are located throughout the state. The days and hours of operation vary by location, and some service centers offer limited services, so check with your local office before you visit.

To register a vehicle, you can visit a CSC or DMV Select Office. Your vehicle must first pass a safety inspection. You will need to bring your completed application, proof that your vehicle passed an emissions inspection, and insurance information. Additionally, the vehicle must be titled in Virginia. If you need a title for your vehicle, you will need to complete an application, bring required documentation, and show proof of address and purchase price. You must pay the fees for titling, the Motor Vehicle Sales and Use Tax, and the registration fee, if you are also registering the vehicle, and you will need an odometer reading. You can choose to receive an electronic or paper title.

To apply for a driver's license at a CSC, you must be at least 16 years and three months old. You can apply for a learner's permit at age 15 ½. Minors must have parental consent and proof of completion of a driver's education program. If you are over 18 and a first-time driver, you must pass a driver's education course or hold a learner's permit for 60 days before applying for a license. If you are a new resident and hold a license from another state or certain countries, you will need to bring the proper documentation and pass a vision exam. Driver's licenses are valid for eight years and expire on your birthday.