DMV Appointments in Virginia
Skip the line by making an appointment with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
DMV offers services at:
- DMV service centers. These offices provide full DMV services.
- DMV select locations. Many vehicle transactions can be performed at select government locations and private businesses. Find a location near you and schedule an appointment on their website.
- Full-service E-ZPass locations, which provide in-person service for EZPass account holders.
- DMV Connect mobile locations. These portable offices are set up in various libraries, government locations, military bases, and colleges. They offer vehicle transactions such as titling and registration. DMV connect does NOT provide licensing and testing services.
REAL ID Appointment Requirements
Vehicle Registrations Appointment Requirements
How to schedule a DMV Appointment in Virginia
Schedule your appointment by visiting the online portal and choose:
- Between completing a transaction and taking an exam.
- The type of location you wish to visit (only service centers provide exams). These include:
- DMV service centers.
- E-ZPass offices.
- DMV Connect locations.
- A category for your transaction or test.
- An available date and time.
VA DMV Online Services
Many DMV transactions do NOT require a trip to your local office. Consider handling your business online if the service is available. Common online transactions offered include:
- Renewing vehicle registration.
- Replacing your registration.
- Renewing driver’s license or ID.
- Replacing your license.
- Viewing your driving record.
- Changing your address.
Best Times to Visit a Virginia DMV Office
If you need to visit a DMV center, here are some things to consider that may save you time:
- Mondays and Fridays are usually busier than the middle of the week.
- The days immediately before and after holidays are typically crowded.
- Lines may be longer during the lunch hour or in the evening. Make sure you’re there early to complete your transaction, especially if you’re taking a test.
- First and last days of the month are usually the most crowded.