Virginia DMV Offering Limited In-Person Services; D.C. Hopes for June Re-Open

The Virginia DMV has begun offering limited in-person services at nine of their branches on an appointment-only basis. In keeping with the restrictions of Executive Order 62, which extended Northern Virginia’s stay-at-home order until May 29, none of those branches will be located in the D.C. suburbs; the closest open branch to our region will be in Spotsylvania County, located at 5700 Southpointe Centre Boulevard Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

The Fredericksburg-area branch will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; you can make an appointment online at this link. Available in-person services will include drivers license renewals and RealID requests, titling services, “vital records” requests, and knowledge testing for learners permits. For a full list of available services, please click here.

The DMV has said that more branches will open on a rolling basis throughout the late spring and summer. In the meantime, dealers can access many DMV services online at As has been the case since the beginning of the year, manual titling and processing work can be mailed to the Manheim Auto Auction locations in Fredericksburg and Harrisonburg; you can find those addresses here.

Meanwhile, the DC DMV issued a dealer update last Friday that in-person DMV services remain closed. However, the District’s DMV system hopes to resume in-person services on June 9, the day after Mayor Muriel Bowser’s most recent stay-at-home order is set to expire.

As has been the case for the last two months, dealer transactions can still be processed via mail by submitting the paperwork to the DC DMV at 95 M Street SW Suite 300 Washington, D.C. 20024, though there are no expedited services at this time. You can also access many online resources through the DC DMV Dealer Services Page.

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