Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The current Virginia license plate
|Employees||1,796 full-time equivalent positions|
|Agency executive||Richard D. Holcomb, Commissioner|
|Parent agency||Commonwealth of Virginia|
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (Virginia DMV) is the governmental agency responsible for registering and titling automobiles and other motor vehicles as well as licensing drivers in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia.
Motor vehicle registration
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (Virginia DMV) serves a customer base of approximately 5.9 million licensed drivers and ID card holders with over 7.5 million registered vehicles in Virginia. Virginia DMV has more daily face-to-face contact with Virginia's citizens than any other state agency. The agency also serves a wide array of businesses including dealers, fuels tax customers, rental companies, driving schools, other state agencies, local governments and non-profit organizations.
Through the headquarters in Richmond, Virginia DMV operates customer service centers, call centers, weigh stations, DMV Selects and mobile offices known as DMV 2 Go. Virginia DMV also provides service by Internet, automated telephone and mail. Customers can also reach Virginia DMV through social media at www.dmvNOW.com/socialmedia.
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles runs www.dmvNOW.com, an online portal where residents can perform many standard transactions without visiting one of 75 customer service centers throughout the state.
As of 2010, the VADMV has:
|Licensed Drivers||5.3 million|
|Registered Vehicles||7.5 million|
|Customer Service Centers (CSCs)||74|
|DMV Select Agents||57|
|Fixed Weigh Stations||13|
|Mobile Weigh Stations||12|
|Satellite Weigh Stations||1|
|Number of Trucks Weighed||16.3 million|
|Driver Training Schools||230|
|Driver Improvement Clinics||347|
|Total License Plate Sets Sold||1.4 million|
|Seat Belt Usage Rate||82.3%|
|Safety Belt Violations||77,042|
|Number of Fatalities||821|
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