DMV Expands Appointment Slots
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles announced the expansion of appointment slots and opening of more windows in its customer service centers, effective June 1st. The change will create 184,000 additional appointments across Virginia. With the introduction of Real IDs in the US, which all citizens will need to board domestic flights starting May 3, 2023, demand for DMV appointments is up.
Schedule appointments starting next week at the DMV website.
Street Crossing Decriminalized
As of March 1, VA HB 5058 provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a pedestrian for jaywalking or entering a highway where the pedestrian cannot be seen… Where intersections contain no marked crosswalks, pedestrians shall not be guilty of negligence as a matter of law for crossing at any such intersection or between intersections when crossing by the most direct route. A long list of other minor offenses are similarly decriminalized, prohibiting police officers from stopping persons or vehicles, however civil penalties remain. VA HB 5058 Virginia Mercury
DMV Reopening Plan
Beginning May 18, DMV is opening 11 customer service centers statewide for specific, appointment-only services. Site nearest to LV is 50 miles away at 5700 Southpoint Centre Boulevard, Fredericksburg More Information at DMV
DMV Renewal Deadlines Extended
The Virginia DMV and DEQ extended deadlines for vehicle registrations and Air Check emission inspections expiring in March and April by 90 days and those expiring in May by 60 days.
DMV Response to Coronavirus webpage
App to Report Traffic Safety Violators
Starting up in DC now. Hopefully Arlington will follow.
The Our Streets app allows users report traffic safety violations directly to DC government. The app connects to the complaint system at DC’s DFHV (Department of For-Hire Vehicles, which regulates taxi and ride-hailing companies).
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Washington Boulevard DMV Office
Good reports about the Division of Motor Vehicles office at 3434 Washington Boulevard. Not nearly as large as the one on Four Mile Run, but providing almost all the same services. On-street parking is scarce, but the office is a short walk from the Quincy Park parking lot. Click for DMV page
Many services are available online: DMV Online Services
Upgrade your Virginia credential to an optional REAL ID compliant driver’s license or ID. Click to learn more.