Virginia DMV offices close in effort to stop spread of COVID-19

Posted at 1:40 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 18:10:48-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle offices throughout the Commonwealth will close to the public, effective Wednesday, March 18.

Governor Ralph Northam announced the closure Tuesday in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect public health.

“Everyone must play a role to help flatten the curve and mitigate the spread of this virus, and that starts with social distancing,” said Governor Northam. “Public health relies on every individual using common sense and making responsible decisions. We can and will get through this difficult time. But we must work together to do so.”

The DMV closure includes all 75 DMV offices, as well as mobile units.

Online services will remain available, and anyone needing to renew a license or vehicle registration is encouraged to do so online.

DMV will grant a 60-day extension for those who cannot renew online, or whose license or registration expires before May 15.