DMV extends validity periods after technical outage causes closings

Posted at 9:36 AM, Jan 31, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-31 19:52:21-05

RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles offices are working to repair a computer issue that caused several locations to close, Saturday morning.

The department is working to open as many offices as possible today as repairs are made, according to a Facebook post on the Virginia DMV page.

Customers can still have access to their VirginiaDMV business online accounts.

A Virginia DMV automated phone message states:

"Due to a statewide computer outage, all DMV Customer Service Centers and DMV Direct Contact Center will be closed. We apologize for the inconvenience and we do look forward to serving you on Monday, February 2nd. Thank you."

As a result of the technical outage, the DMV announced the following Saturday night:

The following Virginia DMV-issued credentials with expiration dates between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6, 2015 are now valid until Feb. 7: driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses, identification cards, and January vehicle registrations.

DMV notified law enforcement of the extended validity periods and asked for no-enforcement action for any DMV-issued credential that expires between Jan. 31 and Feb. 6. Enforcement will resume after the Feb. 7 deadline.