Virginia DMV Driving Records

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Virginia DMV – Motor Vehicle Department

If you live in Virginia or you have recently moved to the state, at some point, you are going to need to contact the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for almost all of your car- and driver’s license-related needs. While few people enjoy dealing with the DMV, the good news is that the Virginia DMV has made a large number of its services available online. That means in most instances you can skip a visit to the office and get your task completed from the comfort of your home. Below is a look at the various services offered by the DMV and whether or not they can be done online.

How To Obtain Virginia DMV Driving Records

While you can still visit a DMV office in person to get your Virginia driving record, a faster and more convenient process is to make a request for one online. All you will need is either your driver’s license number or Social Security Number, your date of birth, and a method of payment. The information contained on your driving record will vary depending on what you need the information for, but generally it will include the following below.

Virginia DMV Driving Records Include

  • Your name and address
  • Your license status
  • A list of traffic violations and demerit points
  • A list of traffic accidents you were involved in
  • Your DUI convictions in Virginia

You should keep in mind that while getting your driving record through the DMV is a good idea if you need it for employment, insurance, or government purposes, if you are simply curious about what’s on your record you can also order a non-certified copy through a third-party database, like

Virginia DMV Driving RecordsVirginia DMV Driving Test

If you are moving to Virginia from another state then you typically don’t have to worry about taking a driving test. However, if your license is expired or this is your first license then you will need to complete a test. Almost all DMV Customer Service Centers offer testing (the two exceptions being Oaks Mall and Arlington DMV Metro at Virginia Square) and to book an appointment you can call the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle Direct Customer Contact Center at (804) 497-7100. To undergo the test, you will need to provide a vehicle that has a valid safety inspection sticker and you will need to provide proof that you have completed either an In Car Maneuvers Observation Record or a state-approved driver education class.

Virginia DMV Driver’s License

If you recently moved to Virginia then you must exchange your out-of-state license for a new driver’s license within 60 days (or within 30 days for a commercial driver’s license). If your out-of-state license is still valid and was issued by a U.S. state or territory, Canadian province, Germany, France, or South Korea then typically you only need to complete a vision test to get your Virginia driver’s license. If you have a valid Taiwanese driver’s license then you can usually skip the road test and driver’s education requirement, but you will need to pass a vision test and knowledge test. Also, note that if your license was suspended or revoked by another state then you will need to get it reinstated by the issuing state before you can apply for a Virginia driving license. To reinstate a driver’s license contact the issuing state’s DMV.

Virginia Driver and Vehicle Request Forms

The Virginia DMV has an impressive list of forms on its website. All forms are in PDF format and can be printed out at home, allowing you to then mail them to the DMV or bring them to a customer service center in person. You can find a list of Virginia Driver Request Forms here.

Virginia Traffic Tickets

In most cases you can pay your Virginia traffic ticket online, but you will have to do so through the court and not through the DMV. There are two methods for paying your traffic tickets online and they depend on the type of ticket you have. If your case is before a Virginia Circuit Court then you will have to pay your traffic ticket directly through that particular court, which can often be done online. For cases that are before the General District Court, you can also pay your ticket online but in that case it will be through the Virginia General District Court’s website.

Virginia Car Registration

To register a vehicle in Virginia for the first time it must first be titled (more on that below). You must also complete an application for registration, provide proof of insurance (or pay an uninsured motor vehicle fee), and, in some counties, you will need to pass an emissions test. First-time registration must be done in-person or by calling the DMV. However, if you are simply renewing your registration you can do so online.

Virginia Vehicle Title Transfers

If you are bringing your vehicle from out-of-state then you will need to title it in Virginia. To do so you will need to provide a completed Application for Title and Registration, proof of address, the previous out-of-state title and registration, and a proof of purchase price if you bought the vehicle in the last 12 months. Also, if the previous title doesn’t include an odometer reading you will need to complete an odometer statement. You can apply for title in person, by mail, or, in some cases, online and choose to receive your title either in paper or electronic format.

Virginia DMV - Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Virginia DMV open during Covid19?

Virginia DMV operations may be temporarily suspended during the Covid19 outbreak. You will need to contact your local Virginia DMV directly to inquire about their hours of operations.

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  1. says:

    Rafael, to find out your driver’s license number you will need to reach out to the Virginia DMV directly. Our records do not show driver license number, SSN or credit information

  2. says:

    Good morning! Please., I would like to know my drivers license number.

  3. says:

    Dr Khaldida, you will need to contact the Virginia DMV directly to renew your Virginia driver’s license. You can visit their website and download the forms and mail them in with the relevant payment and identification that is required to process your driver’s license renewal.

    How to renew your Virginia driver’s license

    1. Visit the Virginia DMV webiste
    2. Click on the “renew” by mail option
    3. Fill out the driver’s license renewal form online
    4. Verify your SSN, driver’s license number & DOB
    5. Pay the relevant driver’s license renewal fee
    6. You new driver’s license will be mailed to you

  4. says:

    Please I want to renew my driven license.
    It will be expire on 09/19/2020
    Now I am snow outside of the country I could not come on that date because of corona virus
    Thank you for your understanding

  5. says:

    That is a good question that you will need to reach out to the Virginia DMV directly about this. Unfortunately this is a fairly unregulated and/or policed means of transportation that has caused many issues across the United States. The Virginia DOTe Virginia DOTe Virginia DOT has some interesting information about electric scooters and bikes you might want to take a look at as well.

    Virginia Regulations For Electric Scooters

    Electric scooters and electric assisted bikes have the same responsibilities and rights as motorists in the state of Virginia. The rules and regulations will vary somewhat depending on the use of the electric scooter and how fast it travels.

  6. says:

    What, if any, regulations are there in VA governing the use of motorized electric scooters?

  7. says:

    To obtain a replacement Virginia Driver’s License you will need to reach out to the Virginia DMV directly.

    Obtain a Replacement Virginia Driver’s License

    To obtain a replacement Virginia driver’s license you must complete the application for a replacement Virginia driver’s license (DL1P). You can complete and submit the form in person or by mail. Processing by mail may take several weeks

  8. says:

    my name is Ransford Ayensu. I am a Ghanaianliving in Ghana currently. I was in the United States of America in the year 2008 . I stayed in the Lorton Virginia when I came to the states.
    I was successful at a driver test and examination and Iwas issued a drivers Licence after the test. I regret to inform you that I have misplaced my drives licence . I am unable to trace it presently as I need the details to fill in details for US visa application. I would be grateful if you could help me trace it.

  9. says:

    In order for you to receive a duplicate Virginia car title for your Toyota Camry you should reach out to the Virginia DMV directly. For your convenience we have listed some simple instructions on how to receive a duplicate Virginia car title online.

  10. says:

    I am searching for my title for my 2012 Toyota Camry. The lien was paid off in the summer, 2017, but I did not receive my title from Toyota Financial Services. Does the DMV have my title?

  11. says:

    Thanks for reaching out about our Virginia DMV driving records. You will want to contact the Virginia DMV about your Virginia driver’s license hearing. Since we don’t have a direct affiliation with the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles you will need to contact them in person or over the phone to inquire about your driver’s license.

  12. says:

    Hey this is Jerry kegley I was wondering about my hearing about my license.can u please send me a letter or let me no something

  13. says:

    We are happy to assist you with Virginia DMV driving records however, we cannot locate the VIN number unless we have the license plate number. If you don’t have this information available then you might consider contacting your Virginia DMV for more information.

  14. says:

    In 1977 or 1978 I was in the Navy on the USS Nimitz and got a car form R&R Mortors the car was stolden from Portsmouth Va I have never recieved any Info about it being found It was a 1970 Roadrunner Green 383 four speed white leather Int. Can you provide me with the Vin No if you still have it in your files? Thank You James

Last Updated: 2017-11-20

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