State DMVs Closed Region-Wide; Many Services Available Online

At this time, In-person DMV services in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia are all cancelled for the foreseeable future. Fortunately, the area’s local motor vehicle regulatory bodies are either processing services online, or they are granting waivers for delays during this state of emergency. WANADA will be compiling relevant DMV status updates on our website through the length of these service changes.

In the District, all DMVs are closed through at least April 27, but the city will continue to offer its usual slate of online services through that time, while also granting extensions to all titles, inspections, and driver’s licenses that are set to expire between now and whenever the DC DMV ultimately re-opens its in-person services.

Maryland has also closed all of its MVA branches statewide, along with all of its VEIP emission inspection locations. The MVA has created a COVID-19 information page for dealers and drivers alike. The state has already been in the process of building out its Customer Connect service, designed to make it easier for dealers to handle many licensing and tag-and-title services online. Their Customer Connect training sessions specifically focused on dealer tag-and-title services will now be online, on March 31 and April 2, and WANADA encourages dealers or their staff to register for one of the sessions at this link.

Virginia DMV locations are closed until at least April 2, and all driver and vehicle credentials have been extended by 60 days until further notice. The Virginia DMV had already been requiring dealers to submit much of their title and registration processing work to Manheim locations in Fredericksburg or Harrisonburg due to an anticipated crush of residents making in-person visits to get REALID-compliant licenses, and that processing requirement continues.

Please feel free to contact Joe Koch at if you have any questions about accessing any state DMV services during this period of closures and service modifications.

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