Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles

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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
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Agency overview
JurisdictionVirginia
HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
Employees1,796 full-time equivalent positions[1]
Annual budget$210,072,457[2]
Agency executiveRichard D. Holcomb, Commissioner
Parent agencyCommonwealth of Virginia
Websitehttp://www.dmvNOW.com
 
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Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
VA 2002.jpg
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (logo).svg
Agency overview
JurisdictionVirginia
HeadquartersRichmond, Virginia
Employees1,796 full-time equivalent positions[1]
Annual budget$210,072,457[2]
Agency executiveRichard D. Holcomb, Commissioner
Parent agencyCommonwealth of Virginia
Websitehttp://www.dmvNOW.com

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VADMV) is the governmental agency responsible for registering and titling automobiles and other motor vehicles as well as licensing drivers in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia.

Motor vehicle registration[edit]

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VADMV) serves a customer base of approximately 5.9 million licensed drivers and ID card holders with over 7.5 million registered vehicles in Virginia. VADMV has more daily face-to-face contact with Virginia's citizens than any other state agency. The agency 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 the headquarters in Richmond, VADMV operates customer service centers, call centers, weigh stations, DMV Selects and mobile offices. VADMV also provides service by Internet, automated telephone and mail.[3]

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles runs www.dmvNOW.com, an online portal where residents can perform many standard transactions without visiting a Customer Service Center.

Driver licensing[edit]

As of 2010, the VADMV has:[4]

Licensed Drivers5.3 million
Registered Vehicles7.5 million
Registered Motorcycles185,277
Customer Service Centers (CSCs)74
DMV Select Agents57
Fixed Weigh Stations13
Mobile Weigh Stations12
Satellite Weigh Stations1
Number of Trucks Weighed16.3 million
Citations Issued46,333
Dealer Licenses4,439
Salesperson Licenses19,784
Driver Training Schools230
Driver Improvement Clinics347
Total License Plate Sets Sold1.4 million
Seat Belt Usage Rate82.3%
Safety Belt Violations77,042
Number of Fatalities821

Incidents[edit]

For eight days beginning August 25, 2010, the Virginia DMV's computer system had an outage. The VADMV was unable to process driver's licenses and other important transactions. The incident cost the state $1.2 million. It was the worst DMV computer outage since 2007.[5][6]

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