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Agency Overview

Who We Are

Virginia's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) serves a customer base of approximately 6.2 million licensed drivers and ID card holders with over 7.8 million registered vehicles. 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.

Through our headquarters in Richmond, DMV operates 75 customer service centers, five mobile customer service centers, 57 DMV Selects, 13 permanent motor carrier service centers (weigh stations), 12 mobile weigh crews, three telephone call centers, automated telephone service, two DMV Connect teams, two mobile apps, and a website that offers more than 30 transactions.

What We Do

DMV's responsibilities include vehicle titling and registration, driver licensing and maintenance of driver and vehicle records. The agency also collects Virginia's fuel tax, monitors the state's trucking industry and serves as Virginia's Highway Safety Office.

In addition, the agency effectively enforces motoring and transportation-related tax laws, and efficiently collects and distributes transportation-related revenues.

During the 2013 fiscal year, DMV collected $2.2 billion in revenue for Virginia's transportation programs. The current operating budget is $214.7 million.

The agency also provides a convenient portal for citizens to access other state agency services.

Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is to promote security, safety and service through the administration of motor vehicle and tax-related laws.

Our vision is: peak performance - everyone, every time.

Our Goals

  • Accomplish our mission by ensuring that credentials are issued in an accurate, secure and efficient manner.
  • Provide customers with the information they need to access DMV services and comply with state laws and regulations.
  • Improve the safety of Virginia's highway system
  • Accurately collect and manage transportation data.