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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, August 19, 2011
New DMV Mobile Office to Serve Southwest Virginia Customers
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RICHMOND - A new mobile DMV customer service center, called DMV 2 Go Roanoke, is making its debut in southwest Virginia this month, offering another convenient method for customers to do their DMV business.
Ribbon-cutting ceremonies will be held in front of the new DMV 2 Go Roanoke:
- August 23 at 11 a.m. in Tazewell County at 112 Huffard Drive in the Town of Bluefield
- August 24 at 9 a.m. in Grayson County, in conjunction with the Independence DMV Select, in the parking lot of the Historic 1908 Courthouse at 107 East Main Street in the Town of Independence
- August 25 at 9 a.m. in Giles County in the parking lot of the Pearisburg DMV Select at 130 North Main Street
DMV 2 Go Roanoke will provide services to customers at the Bluefield location from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Independence location from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and in Pearisburg from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The unit will supplement DMV services already provided by the Independence and Pearisburg DMV Selects.
In the future, DMV 2 Go Roanoke will be scheduling visits to assisted living facilities and retirement communities, businesses, university and college campuses, and military bases. It is already scheduled to provide services at the Roanoke Public Library, Salem Civic Center and Mount Empire College in Big Stone Gap this fall, just to name a few.
"We're excited to launch this convenient service for communities in western Virginia," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "If you can't get to DMV, we'll bring DMV to you!"
The handicapped-accessible full service office can provide 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.
DMV 2 Go Roanoke, formerly a mobile classroom, is the second DMV "office on wheels" launched in 2011. Both DMV 2 Go Roanoke and DMV 2 Go Richmond are equipped with the latest wireless technology to accomplish the needed connection to DMV's computer systems. The wireless capability allows the units to provide secure service at virtually any location.
In the past, DMV had five mobile offices that traveled to provide services throughout Virginia. The units were sold after state budget reductions in 2002. "It's significant to be able to bring this needed service back to Virginians who may not have immediate access to a DMV branch office," Holcomb said.