DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, August 31, 2011
DMV Offices Close for Labor Day Holiday
Customers Encouraged to Conduct DMV Transactions Online
RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers (CSC) will be closed Monday, September 5, 2011 in observance of the Labor Day holiday.
When offices are closed or anytime, customers may sign up for a myDMV customer account and take care of their DMV business online. Customers can conduct a variety of secure transactions with a myDMV account and personal identification number (PIN) such as renewing driver's licenses or ID cards, and obtain information specific to them, such as their driving record.
Also, by creating a myDMV account, customers may opt to receive electronic renewal notices for decals and driver's licenses. Customers check a box indicating they want to receive decal renewal notices via email, phone or text message. More than half a million Virginians have signed up for this new service since the environmentally-friendly option was launched last summer.
The 600,000 customers who are no longer receiving paper reminders via U.S. mail will save the Commonwealth more than $350,000. Each piece of snail mail not processed by DMV saves 59 cents in printing, processing and postage fees.
"More and more Virginians are using the web to pay bills, make travel arrangements, shop and interact with friends across the globe," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "I thank these customers for recognizing that conducting business with DMV online is just as easy, and encourage more to sign up for this convenient, cost-saving service."