Virginia DMV Further Extends Branch Closures

The Virginia DMV, which had previously suspended in-person services until May 11, has now closed all branches statewide “until further notice.” In their announcement regarding the extension, the DMV said they are working on a plan to allow certain vital in-person services on a by-appointment basis. When the department issues more information regarding that system, we will let you know.

The DMV has yet to extend the grace period for expiring documents that they announced in late April, but it is already quite generous. As of now, all driver’s licenses, identification cards, and vehicle registrations that had been set to expire in March or April will be extended 90 days from their previous expiration date. All documents set to expire between May 1 and June 10 will be extended for 60 days past expiration, or until July 31, whichever is sooner.

Many DMV services are available online, or through the mail, and WANADA continues to encourage dealers to take advantage of those options for at least the near future. WANADA has also published an updated guide to the operating statutes of the three DMV systems in the Washington area. Both D.C. and Maryland’s motor vehicle service stations also remain closed indefinitely.

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