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!
New Leesburg DMV Office Opened November 14, 2022
LEESBURG – The Leesburg DMV Customer Service Center reopened at its new, larger location on Monday, November 14. The new office, located at 400 Fort Evans Road, is more than 4,000 square feet larger than the old office and includes seven additional customer service windows. It also features a new countertop design to improve employee efficiency and customer flow and additional customer service windows. More than 50 services are available online at dmvNOW.com. If a customer needs to conduct business in person, they can make an appointment or stop by during office hours. The office will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
REAL ID Information
On Dec. 5, 2022, the federal government announced another 2-year delay in when they will require you to present a REAL ID compliant credential, or another federally approved form of ID, in order to board a domestic flight or enter a secure federal facility. REAL-ID requirement is now scheduled for May 7, 2025. Other acceptable IDs include a U.S. passport, a passport card, a military ID, a permanent resident card or other options such as a Global Entry traveler card.
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 dmvNOW.com/REALID.
Berryville DMV Select - Trip's Auto Sales
During the 2019 Session, I introduced a Commending Resolution honoring the owner and staff of the DMV Select office at Trip's Auto Sales for their exceptional service to Clarke County and surrounding areas.
Agreed to by the House of Delegates, February 22, 2019
WHEREAS, for 60 years, Trip's Auto Sales has partnered with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles as a DMV Select office; and
WHEREAS, as a Department of Motor Vehicles or DMV Select office, Trip's Auto Sales provides services to motorists including registration, titling, plates, registration renewal, and disabled and wheelchair accessible parking tags; and
WHEREAS, Trip's Auto Sales owner, Charles Triplett “Trip” Hardesty III, inspires those around him as an 89-year-old small business owner who is the longest-standing agent for the Virginia DMV, as he opened as a License Agent on May 4, 1959; and
WHEREAS, the Trip's Auto Sales office ranks as one of the busier DMV Selects in the Commonwealth, handling over 40,000 transactions each year; and
WHEREAS, the Trip's Auto Sales DMV Select office provides crucial services, like the DMV2Go monthly mobile office setup that gives Berryville motorists greater access and an alternative to the faraway DMV office in Winchester; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, That the Trip's Auto Sales DMV Select office hereby be commended for 60 years of service to the community; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Charles Triplett “Trip” Hardesty III, owner of Trip’s Auto Sales, as an expression of the House of Delegates’ admiration for the business’ longevity and its ongoing relationship with the DMV.
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. Unfortunately, VRT moved their headquarters, and I have not been able to find another business or government entity willing to host a DMV Select in Western Loudoun -please contact my office if you are interested!
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, or utilize the visits from DMV Connect (click here for updates and exact hours). Information about which transactions are available via each method is here.