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DMV Select now open in Charlottesville City Hall

Post Date:04/02/2019 2:58 PM
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Brian Wheeler
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April 2, 2019

DMV Select now open in Charlottesville City Hall

Vehicle-related transactions can now be completed at City Hall

20190402-Vandever_JasonCHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The City of Charlottesville has opened a DMV Select office in the main lobby of City Hall. The public can now complete various vehicle-related transactions such as license plates, titles, and registrations with the help of City employees during weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"We are pleased to offer this new service as a partnership between the City of Charlottesville and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles," said City Treasurer Jason Vandever. "The DMV reached out to us as their Pantops location is already one of the busiest DMV locations in the state."

The DMV select initiative is included in the City's proposed FY2020 budget and transaction revenues are projected to exceed the CIty's costs for providing the service.

"This is a win-win for the City and the community," added Vandever. "Now we can offer great service to our residents at a very convenient location in City Hall."

DMV Selects are a service alternative to visiting a full-service DMV customer service center. Local governments and private entities contract with DMV to provide secure, select DMV transactions at convenient locations. Last year, DMV Selects processed more than one-half million transactions.

Transactions Available at a DMV Select

DMV Selects can process vehicle titling and registration transactions; however, they are prohibited from processing any Online or Franchise dealership work. DMV Selects do not issue Driver's Licenses, Learners Permits or Identification Cards.

Before visiting this location, check the following list of available transactions:

  • Vehicle Titles and Registrations - Original (with or without liens), substitute and replacement titles and title maintenance (to change information on title records, adding/removing of names).
  • Original registrations, renewals (including fleets), transfers, re-issues, and plate surrenders.
  • License Plates - Specialized and personalized plate orders, including the issuance of motorcycle, permanent trailer, truck, taxicab and local government use plates.
  • Permits and Placards - Trip permits and overload permits. Original issue of handicapped parking placards.
  • Transcript Requests - Driver and vehicle transcripts (helpful for those who apply for job where a driver's transcript is needed initially, submitted periodically or checked by their employer).

Photo:Jason Vandever, Treasurer, City of Charlottesville

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