DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, October 11, 2011
New DMV Mobile Office to Serve Customers in Salem City
DMV 2 Go Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Set for Civic Center
RICHMOND - A new mobile DMV customer service center, called DMV 2 Go, is making its debut in the City of Salem this month, offering another convenient method for customers to do their DMV business. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held in front of the new DMV 2 Go on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Salem Civic Center at 1001 Roanoke Boulevard. DMV services will be provided to customers at the civic center location from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.
DMV 2 Go is also setting up visits throughout southwest Virginia at assisted living facilities, businesses, university and college campuses, and military bases. The mobile office is already scheduled to visit a rehabilitation center in Fishersville, a retirement community in Lynchburg, the Roanoke Public Library, Bluefield Town Hall and Radford DMV Select this fall, just to name a few.
"We're excited to launch this convenient service for City of Salem residents," said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. "Our goal with this program is to bring DMV services directly to today's busy Virginians at locations convenient to them. The mobile offices serve as community connection tools, and provide added value for the areas they visit, such as the City of Salem."
The handicapped-accessible full service office can provide all DMV transactions including driver's licenses and ID cards, disabled parking placards, vehicle titles, license plates and decals. In addition, if Virginians have recently moved, they can stop in to update their address on their DMV record, and update their voter registration address. A wireless Virginia Internet portal is available with information on other Virginia government services.
DMV 2 Go is 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.