Chapters 20 and 21 of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia provides that the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles may:
- deny your application for an operating authority certificate, license, permit, decal, or vehicle registration, or
- suspend or revoke an existing operating authority certificate, license, permit, decal, or vehicle registration.
Reasons for Denial or Suspension/Revocation
Depending on your authority type, denial, suspension, or revocation may occur due to one or more of the following:
- Making misstatements or omitting information on your application for an operating authority certificate, license, or permit, or for the registration of your vehicle(s).
- Failing to comply with any legal order issued by DMV or:
- any provision of Chapter 20 or Chapter 21 of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia, or
- any terms, conditions, or restrictions of your certificate, license, or permit.
- Failing to comply with zoning or other land use ordinances, regulations, or statutes.
- Using deceptive business acts or practices.
- Making untruthful, misleading, or deceptive advertisements relating to the business authorized by a certificate, license, or permit that you are applying for or that you hold.
- Being found in either a judicial or administrative hearing to have committed fraudulent or deceptive business acts relating to the business authorized by a certificate, license or permit that you are applying for or that you hold.
- Being convicted of any criminal act involving the business authorized by a certificate, license, or permit that you are applying for or that you hold.
- Committing any of the following, if you are a self-insured carrier:
- refusing arbitrarily or unreasonably to pay a claim, or
- failing to, in good faith, make prompt, fair and equitable settlements of claims where liability is reasonably clear, or
- threatening to appeal an arbitration settlement prior to the arbitration hearing to try to get a person to settle a claim, or
- requiring, for the purpose of delaying an investigation or payment of claims, an insured, claimant or physician of either to file both a preliminary claim report and a formal proof of loss form when both contain substantially the same information.
- Improperly leasing, renting or lending; or allowing improper use of a certificate, license, permit, or vehicle registration.
- Having been convicted of a felony.
- Having been convicted of any misdemeanor involving lying, cheating, stealing, or immoral conduct.
- Failing to pay to DMV any taxes, fees, dues, fines, or penalties owed to DMV.
- Failing to submit to DMV information, documentation, or records required or requested by statute.
- Knowingly and willingly filing any false report, account, record, or memorandum.
- Failing to prove that:
- there is a need for the service you are applying for, or
- you are fit to provide the service, or
- you can meet the required financial responsibility requirements.
- Willfully altering or changing the appearance or wording of any certificate, license, permit, license plate or vehicle registration.
- Failing to provide the services authorized by the certificate, license or permit.
- Failing to keep proof of financial responsibility and/or a performance bond on file with DMV.
- Failing to comply with the Worker's Compensation Act of Title 65.2 of the Code of Virginia.
- Failing to properly register a motor vehicle under Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia.
- Failing to comply with any federal motor carrier statute, rule, or regulation.
- Failing to comply with any requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Failing to actively maintain your motor carrier business, for example not having a motor vehicle registered under your operating authority certificate or permit for more than three months.