DMV Commissioner

Pat Reed, DMV Commissioner 

Welcome to the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles' website!

I’m Pat Reed, and I was privileged and honored to be appointed in January 2015 by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin as Commissioner of the DMV.

I began my career in the commercial and investment real estate industry, as the owner and broker of Reed-Patton Real Estate. Before beginning my service as Deputy Commissioner in the West Virginia Office of the Insurance Commissioner, I was the owner and principal agent of Pat Reed Insurance Agency. I also served two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates and twelve years as County Commissioner for Raleigh County. Additionally, I am an active member of the Raleigh County Transportation Authority.

I want you to know that DMV has a great story to tell, and the DMV website is one of the key ways we have chosen to deliver our message.

Providing quality, efficient customer service is of the upmost importance to me. I want to encourage you to explore the website and take a look at everything DMV is doing. You’ll see that we strive to go above and beyond our mission:

“ provide essential motor vehicle and driver services, facilitate interstate travel by promoting reciprocity for West Virginia vehicles and drivers in other states, promote highway safety, and collect revenue for highway maintenance and construction programs..."

We have 25 Regional Offices across the state equipped to serve the driving public, and staffed with knowledgeable individuals ready to answer questions and meet your needs.

I’m proud to be at the helm of the West Virginia DMV. Our customer service representatives are some of the best you’ll find. I appreciate the hard work and loyalty of all DMV employees - from those working behind the scenes to those on the front line.


Pat Reed
Phone (304) 558-3900
Toll-Free 1-800-642-9066
Fax (304) 926-3884