Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (Virginia DMV)
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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (logo).svg
Agency overview
Jurisdiction Virginia
Headquarters Richmond, Virginia
Employees 1,819 full-time equivalent positions[1]
Annual budget $210,072,457[2]
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[edit]

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.[3] Customers can also reach Virginia DMV through social media at

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles runs, an online portal where residents can perform many standard transactions without visiting one of 75 customer service centers throughout the state.

Driver licensing[edit]

As of 2014, Virginia DMV has:[4]

Licensed Drivers 5.7 million
Registered Vehicles 7.8 million
Registered Motorcycles 201,650
Customer Service Centers (CSCs) 75
DMV Select Agents 55
Fixed Weigh Stations 13
Mobile Weigh Stations 12
Satellite Weigh Stations 1
Number of Trucks Weighed 17.9 million
Citations Issued 39,463
Dealer Licenses 4,434
Salesperson Licenses 22,979
Driver Training Schools 298
Driver Improvement Clinics 342
Total License Plate Sets Sold 1.5 million
Seat Belt Usage Rate 79.7%
Safety Belt Violations 61,437
Number of Fatalities 741

See also[edit]


  1. ^ VADMV Strategic Plan, accessed 2012
  2. ^ VADMV Strategic Plan, accessed 2012
  3. ^ VADMV Agency Overview, accessed 2012
  4. ^ VADMV Strategic Plan, accessed 2012

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