DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, March 9, 2011
DMV 2 Go Will Serve Fort Lee Military Members, Families
New Mobile Office Provides All DMV Services
RICHMOND - DMV 2 Go, a new mobile customer service center, will provide all DMV services to military members and their families on March 14 and 15 at the Fort Lee army base in Prince George County. The unit will be parked in the commissary parking lot.
DMV staff will be prepared to assist with services specific to military personnel. For example, active duty military members may have questions about proving Virginia residency, titling vehicles in Virginia vs. their home state, or extending the validity of their driver's licenses or vehicle registrations while stationed outside Virginia. Also, DMV offers more than 30 military-themed special plates.
After visiting Fort Lee, DMV 2 Go will continue to provide services outside the Goochland County Administration Building from March 21 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Goochland DMV Select recently closed and the mobile unit is providing services to county residents temporarily. In the future, DMV 2 Go will be scheduling visits to assisted living facilities and retirement communities, university and college campuses, and businesses.
DMV 2 Go made its inaugural outing during the first week in February, providing services to legislators, other state employees and the general public while parked across from the General Assembly building. Some of the guest book comments during that week were "heaven on wheels," "phenomenal idea," "so convenient and no wait," and "please come back!"
"Our mobile DMV office is off to a great start by assisting state government workers during the busy General Assembly session, helping Goochland residents after their DMV Select office closed, and now by serving our servicemen and women in Fort Lee," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb.
At no cost, DMV acquired a 1990 recreational vehicle with an odometer reading of 11,000 miles from another state agency that no longer used the unit. "DMV has recycled this vehicle into a mobile DMV office, giving it a new life of service for Virginia's citizens," Holcomb said.
The handicapped-accessible full service office provides all DMV transactions including applying for and renewing driver's licenses and ID cards -- road and knowledge tests are available, and applicants may get their pictures taken. Customers can order disabled parking placards or plates, and get vehicle titles, license plates and decals. If Virginians have recently moved, they can stop in to update their address on their DMV record, and also update their voter registration address and organ donor status. Customers can search for other state services through a wireless Virginia Internet portal.