DMV News Releases
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETuesday, March 13, 2012
DMV Mobile Office to Serve Ferrum and Surrounding Community
DMV 2 Go to Visit College for the First Time
RICHMOND-DMV's mobile customer service center, called DMV 2 Go, is making its debut at Ferrum College, offering another convenient method for students, college faculty and staff, and other nearby residents to do their DMV business.
DMV 2 Go will be open for business on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 off of Route 40 at 15 Museum Drive, Ferrum, VA, 24088 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Those familiar with the area will know that location as Ferrum's old Maintenance Department building right across from the Blue Ridge Institute & Museum.
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, which is often the case in a college community, 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 will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27 to celebrate this service for the Ferrum College community and nearby residents. A number of local legislators and community leaders are slated to attend and deliver remarks.
"I am delighted to tour the DMV mobile office and participate in their first visit at Ferrum College," said Delegate Charles Poindexter. "I welcome and encourage my constituents to take advantage of this convenient service option. This is an excellent example of the Commonwealth bringing services to a rural area. Having a mobile DMV office is invaluable during times of ice storms, natural disasters, power failures, or other unexpected events," Poindexter continued.
Senator Bill Stanley agreed. "I am in favor of any initiative that reaches out directly to the people, and that's exactly what these DMV mobile offices are doing," said Stanley. Senator Ralph Smith, who also represents part of the service area, is excited to see DMV 2 Go visit even more of his constituents. "I've had a chance to see the mobile office in action in locations in Roanoke and Salem, and I am impressed at how quickly and efficiently citizens are able to receive the services they need," said Smith.
DMV 2 Go has been traveling across Virginia visiting other university and college campuses, assisted living facilities, businesses and military bases. The mobile office has already had success serving customers on the campuses of Old Dominion, George Mason, Virginia Union, and Norfolk State Universities.
"We're excited to launch this convenient service for Ferrum College students, faculty and staff," 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 office serves as a community connection tool, and provides added value for the places it visits, such as Ferrum."
When visiting college campuses in the past, two of the most popular transactions include Virginia ID cards and personalized license plates. Thanks to a recent partnership with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, you can also now purchase hunting and fishing licenses on the mobile office.
Anyone from the college or surrounding community is welcome.###