More than Licenses & Registrations

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About Us

Providing a streamlined experience for all Virginians

DMV has more daily face-to-face contact with Virginia’s citizens than any other state agency. DMV also serves a wide array of businesses, including dealers, fuels tax customers, rental companies, driving schools, other state agencies, local governments and non-profit organizations.

Our Mission-Purpose

We strive to provide customers with the information they need to comply with state laws and regulations; to ensure the accurate, secure and efficient issuing of customers’ credentials; and to improve the safety of Virginia's highway system.
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Safeguarding Lives

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Securing Identities


Serving The Motoring Public

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Supporting Industry Partners

Our Values

The DMV values (TRAIT) drive, at our very core, who we are and how we aim to provide exceptional services to Virginians.


Inspiring the confidence of others through our reliability, dependability and honesty


Recognizing and appreciating the value and importance of other individuals and the agency


Taking ownership for our actions and decisions


Always doing the right thing


Working together to achieve common goals
Gerald Lackey, Commissioner
Meet the Commissioner

A message from Gerald Lackey

Yes, I am the DMV Commissioner. I am also a DMV customer. I know first-hand what a critical resource the DMV is through life. We were there when you got your first license, titled your first vehicle, got a copy of your Virginia marriage certificate. And we’re there for Virginia businesses, too. Helping you manage your fleets, licensing your new salespeople, and making roadways safer. Wherever you are, we’ll be there.

It's in that spirit, I invite you to use all this site has to offer. Virginia DMV was the first to have online service in 1999. And we’re still one of the leading states for the number of transactions you can conduct online.
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Work With Us

Careers at DMV

Whoever you are and whatever you do, DMV could have a job for you. Join a dynamic, progressive agency and help DMV fulfill its goal of becoming Virginia’s most trusted service provider.