Reminder: Va. DMV to Halt Manual Title/Registration Processing at Service Centers in 2020

WANADA would like to remind its members that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles announced in October that, as of Jan. 1, 2020, they will temporarily cease manual processing of title and registration requests at DMV service centers.

State government officials said the decision is due to an anticipated increase in volume at service centers regarding the federal government’s requirement that only REALID-compliant ID cards can be used to pass airport security and gain entrance into federal government buildings as of next October. Given the fact that Virginia only introduced compliant licenses and IDs in late 2018, this means there’s likely millions of Virginians who need to make the required in-person visit to a service center to get a card that complies with the REAL ID Act of 2005.

As a result, all manual title and registration requests will be processed at three auto auctions. Manual requests can be mailed or delivered in person at the following three locations:

Manheim Fredericksburg

120 Auction Drive

Fredericksburg, VA 22406

America’s Auto Auction

656 South Military Hwy

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Manheim Harrisonburg

3560 Early Road

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

The state encourages dealers to state’s Online Dealer Program in order to both process requests far faster, and to avoid the manual processing fees. A full list of online-eligible transactions, and information on how a dealer can join the program, can be viewed both at the DMV’s website and in the letter linked above.

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