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One of the most frequent constituent concerns my office and I assist with involve the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). We are usually able to help resolve issues quickly for constituents; please call or email us for assistance!

COVID-19 Service Changes Information:

Effective March 18, 2020, all 75 DMV customer service centers are closed and all mobile services postponed until at least April 23 in response to the continued spread of the novel coronavirus. Motor carrier service centers are also closed as of March 31.

To minimize customer inconvenience, DMV 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,

DMV is encouraging its employees and customers to follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health in regards to personal health and social distancing.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


REAL ID Information

***REAL ID UPDATE March 26, 2020***

The Department of Homeland Security, as directed by President Donald J. Trump, is extending the REAL ID enforcement deadline beyond the current October 1, 2020 deadline... the new deadline for REAL ID enforcement is October 1, 2021.

The option to obtain a REAL ID compliant Virginia driver’s license or identification card will be available beginning October 1, 2018. DMV encourages customers to gather in advance the documents they’ll need to present in order to obtain a REAL ID. For many folks, those documents will be a U.S. birth certificate or unexpired U.S. passport, a Social Security card or payroll check stub and two documents to show Virginia residency, such as a rental lease agreement and a utility bill. In case it is helpful, a REAL ID brochure is available here. There’s also a wealth of information at

***REAL ID UPDATE June 21, 2019***

DMV has learned from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that the Department of Defense (DoD) is currently rolling out updated security guidance to military installations nationwide that is resulting in non-REAL ID compliant credentials already not being accepted by some military bases, well before the federal enforcement deadline of October 1, 2020.  
DMV has been notified by a few customers that they were recently denied access to military bases (specifically Quantico and Fort Belvoir) when presenting their Virginia driver’s licenses for entry.  The licenses were non-compliant with REAL ID, bearing the phrase “Federal Limits Apply.”
This action by the DoD conflicts with information previously provided by the DHS indicating the federal enforcement of REAL ID would begin October 1, 2020.  DHS advises it cannot influence other federal agencies to adhere to the October 1, 2020 enforcement deadline; however, DHS maintains the date is firm for airport security.
The new DoD security guidance is reportedly being implemented over the course of one year. While some bases have already begun enforcement, DMV is contacting every Virginia military installation to determine its identification requirements. All navy bases in Virginia indicate they are still accepting all forms of Virginia-issued credentials.
DMV is updating its website and REAL ID promotional materials, and customer service representatives will be prepared to advise customers of the changing DoD ID requirements.
We encourage those needing uninterrupted access to federal facilities to apply for REAL ID or contact the federal facility to inquire about accepted credentials prior to a visit to the facility.


Purcellville DMV Select

After nearly a year of negotiation and work, I was pleased to participate in the January 6, 2017 ribbon-cutting for the restoration of DMV Select service at the Virginia Regional Transit (VRT) location in Purcellville. I had been in communication with Federal, State, and local government officials for the last year, working to restore the DMV service in Western Loudoun. My press release from that event is available here and video of remarks at the event is below.


DMV tries to make as many transactions as possible available online in an attempt to reduce costs and wait times. The DMV website has a map with current wait times for all of their Full-service Customer Service Centers here, or you can check on the Leesburg wait time here, and the Winchester wait time here. Whenever possible, I encourage my constituents to complete transactions online, visit the Berryville DMV Select at 6103 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville, the Purcellville DMV Select at 109 North Bailey Lane, Purcellville, or utilize the visits from DMV 2 Go, the agency’s mobile full-service customer service center.

The DMV 2 Go schedule for 2020 in our area is below (check here for updates and exact hours):

NOTE: All DMV2Go and DMV Connect visits are currently cancelled due to emergency measures to slow the spread of COVID-19

Clarke County

4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13, 8/10, 9/9, 10/14, 12/7
Berryville DMV Select (Trip's Auto Sales)
6103 Lord Fairfax Highway
Berryville, 22611


Frederick County (and Winchester)

5/20, 8/20, 11/18
Frederick/Winchester Courthouse 
5 North Kent Street
Winchester, 22601

**Shenandoah University 
1460 University Drive
Winchester, 22601
** DMV CONNECT can process all DMV transactions; except, for Vital records and testing. Located in the Ferrari Room in the Brandt student center.

6/8, 9/14, 12/7
**Westminster Canterbury-Shenandoah Valley
300 Westminster Canterbury Drive
Winchester, 22603
** DMV Connect visit. DMV Connect offers all transactions except testing and vital records.

4/6, 7/6, 10/5
** The Village at Orchard Ridge
400 Clocktower Ridge Drive , Winchester, VA 2260
** DMV Connect visit. DMV Connect offers all transactions except testing and vital records.

Loudoun County (Western)

4/28, 5/26, 6/16, 7/21, 8/18, 9/21, 9/22, 10/19, 11/16, 12/3
Douglas Community Center 
405 East Market Street
Leesburg, 20176

4/9, 5/7, 6/4, 7/9, 8/6, 9/17, 10/8, 11/5, 12/17
Lovettsville Library
12 N Light St, 
Lovettsville, VA 20180

4/8, 5/6, 6/3, 7/8, 8/5, 9/16, 10/7, 11/4, 12/16
Purcellville DMV Select 
109 North Bailey Lane
Purcellville, 20132

4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 8/26, 9/18, 10/16, 11/23, 12/11
Lucketts Community Center
42361 Lucketts Road
Leesburg, VA 20176

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