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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Virginians taking Advantage of DMV-DGIF Partnership
One-Stop Shopping Convenient for Thousands in First Year

RICHMOND - Since Governor Bob McDonnell announced the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) partnership just over one year ago, thousands of Virginians have taken advantage of the one-stop shopping for government services.

Customers can now register boats and boat trailers and purchase hunting and fishing licenses in one trip to either agency. In September 2012, the partnership expanded to some of Virginia's 57 DMV Select locations. DMV Selects are local governments and private entities that conduct select DMV transactions. Three offer temporary boat registrations; 29 sell hunting and fishing licenses.

Since January 2012, more than 500 temporary boat registrations and more than 3,700 hunting and fishing licenses were issued through DMV service channels. DMV collected more than 6,700 boat title/registration applications for DGIF. More than 1,100 boat trailer transactions were processed at DGIF on behalf of DMV.

"The partnership simplifies citizens’ interactions with state agencies," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "Previously, boat owners had to go to DGIF to register their boats and to DMV to register their trailers. With 75 DMV customer service centers and five mobile offices in every corner of the state, customers do not have to travel long distances to obtain hunting and fishing licenses or register their boats and trailers. This convenience is a major timesaver for busy Virginians."

Many staff members of both DMV and DGIF have worked hard over the last year to deliver this level of success and support of the partnership. "Bridging citizens' interaction between the two agencies continues to enhanced our ability to offer a quality customer service experience while improving efficiencies," said DGIF Executive Director Bob Duncan.

DMV 2 Go mobile offices assist with the sales of hunting and fishing licenses during peak seasons and participate in various hunting and fishing expos. This year, DMV 2 Go has already provided services at the Richmond Fishing Expo and the Mid-Atlantic Saltwater Fishing Show in Hampton. It will also be open at Douthat State Park in Millboro April 6-7; the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival in Waynesboro on April 13; Claytor Lake State Park in Dublin on June 8 and at the Virginia Outdoor Sportsman Show in Richmond August 9-11.

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