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Intrastate Operating Authority Notice Requirements

DMV Publication of Notice for All Applicants

For any application for a certificate of public convenience and necessity, certificate of fitness, or license, DMV will publish a notice of such application at Motor Carrier Certificate and License Applicants. DMV will provide local officials and any interested persons opportunity to subscribe to electronic notifications.

Notice Requirements for Common Carriers

These applicants must also publish notice of their certificate application in a newspaper having a general circulation in the proposed area to be served or in the area where the applicant's primary business office is located. Applicants seeking statewide authority to serve all of the Commonwealth must publish notice in either a newspaper with a general circulation throughout Virginia or a newspaper with a general circulation in the area in which the applicant's primary business office is located . Applicants must publish the Public Notice within the time prescribed by DMV.

As part of the application process, applicants must submit the name of the newspaper in which they intend to publish notice. The proposed newspaper will be evaluated by DMV staff to ensure compliance with Virginia Code § 8.01-324 and Virginia Code § 46.2-2001.3