DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, June 17, 2011
DMV Cuts Cost of Registration Cards
Standard Paper Will Replace Cardstock
RICHMOND - As a cost saving measure, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will significantly reduce the amount of 3 x 8 ½ card stock it uses and begin printing most vehicle registration cards on standard 8 ½ x 11 paper. The new format takes effect July 1.
The standard-size registration cards will contain all of the same information that is on the smaller cards. This new format is expected to save more than $57,000 per year.
"DMV is committed to reducing spending during these fiscally challenging times," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "Reducing cardstock is just one of the many ways we are achieving our goal of cutting costs while maintaining quality customer service."
Registrations renewed online, through the mail or via telephone will still be printed on the smaller registration cards.
Most overload permits, operating authority clip cards, sales person licenses and non-repairable certificates will also be printed on standard 8 ½ x 11 paper.
You can view a sample paper registration at www.dmvnow.com/webdoc/citizen/vehicles/pdf/sample_reg_card.pdf.
For more information, visit www.dmvNOW.com.