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First Time Vehicle Registration

You may register your vehicle at any DMV customer service center. DMV will issue you two license plates, decals showing the expiration date and a registration card. Place the decals on the plates. Place the plates on the front and rear of your vehicle. Keep the registration card in your vehicle at all times.

To purchase new Virginia license plates, complete form VSA-14.

You may choose to register your vehicle for one or two years. Two-year registration costs twice the annual fee and provides a convenient way for you to register with DMV. The two-year registration option is not available for vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of 55,000 lbs. or more, vehicles registered under the International Registration Plan or uninsured vehicles.