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

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

As a result of this decision, related to an anticipated increase in DMV volume because of the looming Oct. 1 deadline for residents to get REALID-compliant licenses to board airplanes or access federal buildings, 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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