Area Motor Vehicle Departments Begin Ramping Up Operations

Over the past couple of weeks, the state motor vehicle departments in our region have begun expanding their appointment-only in-person services, as the rate of positive COVID-19 cases continues declining across the area.

The DC DMV recently announced that, effective yesterday, all service stations would begin offering in-person services once again, on a by-appointment basis. The Brentwood CDL facility, and the vehicle inspection center in Southwest also will re-open with modified hours. In addition, road skills tests will resume on June 30.

All appointments can be made using the DMV’s central registration portal.

In Virginia, nearly three-dozen DMV service centers are now open; appointments can be booked up to 32 days in advance on the state’s central registration site. Please note that there do appear to be significant backlogs in in-person services, potentially due to the hundreds of thousands of residents who need RealID-compliant licenses before the Oct. 1, 2021 deadline.

The Virginia Motor Vehicle Dealer Board has been offering licensing exams by appointment since mid-May. To request an MVDB appointment, please email Ann Majors at

The Maryland MVA is also gradually re-opening service centers around the state, and you can book an appointment using the state’s central scheduling system. While VEIP stations remain closed, there are seven VEIP self-serve kiosks open around the state, and they are available 24 hours a day.

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