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Chester Customer Service Center

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click here for important notices regarding this office Important Office Notices:

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Note: No tickets for testing will be issued 30 minutes before closing.

Contact Information:

  • 12100 Branders Creek Drive
    Chester, VA 23831-1499
  • Telephone: (804) 497-7100
  • Fax:804-796-4233

Planning Your Visit

Be sure to allow plenty of time to complete your transaction. Actual wait times may vary depending on services requested and do not include time prior to receipt of queuing ticket. For optimal service, the best times to visit DMV are in the middle of the month, middle of the week. See more tips for being prepared for your visit to DMV.

What Do I Need to Bring

For driver licensing, speed your visit to an office by determining the documents you will need to bring with you

Applying for a Driver's License
Titling a Vehicle
Average Wait Times as of 10:59:25 AM
     Chester   5 Minutes and 19 Seconds
Nearby Alternatives
     Hopewell   5 Minutes and 57 Seconds
     Chesterfield   14 Minutes and 09 Seconds


Take I-195 to Powhite Parkway South. Exit onto Chippenham Parkway to the Ironbridge Road/Chesterfield exit. Follow Ironbridge Road (Route 10) toward Chester for approximately 8 miles. Turn right at Branders Creek Drive. DMV is on the right.

From I-295: Take exit 15B (Chester) onto Route 10. Follow Route 10 for approximately 6 miles. Turn left onto Branders Creek Drive. DMV is located next to Walmart.

From I-195: Take Chester exit onto Route 10 (IronbridgeRoad). Follow Route 10 for approximately 4 miles. Turn left onto Branders Creek Drive. DMV is on the left.


Wheelchair available upon request at the Information Counter Wheelchair available upon request at the Information Counter.


DMV is committed to providing our customers the best service possible. DMV takes numerous measures to ensure our customer service centers (CSC) comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and that all of our customers have access to the services they need in a comfortable environment. Customers with disabilities can easily request special assistance or accommodations by making their needs known when they arrive at the information counter in any CSC. If you experience service that you feel does not meet your expectations, please ask to speak to the manager or supervisor on duty.

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