Insurance Verification - General Information
As part of its role administering motor vehicle laws, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) monitors liability insurance for motor vehicles registered in the Commonwealth.
To protect the interests of all Virginia motorists, DMV, in partnership with the Insurance Industry, administers an Insurance Verification Program that is designed to detect vehicle owners who are not in compliance with insurance requirements. Verification occurs whenever an owner first registers a motor vehicle in Virginia or when a motor vehicle owner or insurance company cancels liability insurance coverage for a vehicle.
Several methods are used by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to monitor insurance of Virginia registered vehicles.
Bureau of Insurance
The State Corporation Commission (SCC) regulates Virginia's businesses and economic concerns balancing the interests of citizens, businesses, stockholders and consumers. The SCC works to assure that Virginians receive quality service from regulated public service businesses at reasonable prices, and assists consumers who have valid disputes with regulated companies. The SCC's Bureau of Insurance is involved in consumer protection through administration of state laws regarding insurance. For more consumer information, see the Auto Insurance Consumers Guide.