LEWISBURG, W.Va. – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today unveiled the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) self-service kiosks at the West Virginia State Fair. Gov. Tomblin requested the development of the kiosks in 2015 to provide more convenient options – in addition to the online application – for state residents to renew vehicle registrations without visiting a DMV office.
“These kiosks will be another innovative way to provide West Virginians expanded access to basic state services,” Gov. Tomblin said. “I applaud DMV Commissioner Pat Reed and her team for working to provide this convenient alternative for vehicle registration renewals, and I look forward to seeing even more options at these kiosks in the near future.”
Beginning at the end of September, the kiosks are slated to be placed in easily accessible locations, including grocery stores and shopping centers. With touch-screen monitors, the kiosks will be able to complete a vehicle registration renewal in less than two minutes through debit or credit card payments, and will print a registration card and decal during the transaction. According to the DMV, by November West Virginians also will be able to renew drivers’ licenses at the kiosks.
Between July 2015 and July 2016, online vehicle registration renewals through www.dmv.wv.gov reached 100,000 transactions. Similar to the online application, self-service kiosks are designed for renewals. New vehicle registrations still must be obtained by visiting a DMV office.
The DMV has partnered with West Virginia Interactive and Intellectual Technology, Inc. on the kiosk launch.