Department of Transportation

WVDOT COVID-19 Information

​To protect the health and safety of West Virginians, our offices are closed to the public until further notice.

No roads or bridges have been closed as a result of COVID-19.

West Virginia Rest Areas and Welcome Centers (restrooms only) will REMAIN OPEN at this time.

Janitorial staff at rest areas are working hard to keep these facilities clean and sanitary but Welcome Centers will not be staffed by travel consultants. Rest areas are an important safe haven for road-weary drivers to have access to parking lots and facilities.

Application to Temporarily Operate a Food Truck at WVDOH Rest Areas and Welcome Centers During State of Emergency Declaration - View the application here.

Additional Information:

  • DOT employees are still working, though many from home, and plan to have a limited amount of coverage at our County Locations in order to keep roads open through this period of “shut down”.
  • Many employees are teleworking to prevent the spread of COVID-19, however we strive to provide excellent customer service throughout this crisis and make services available to the greatest extent possible
  • Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family Medical Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
  • Our Buildings are closed to the public at this time.  If you are trying to reach us by phone you may experience delays in getting a live person at times at local locations.  
  • We have not instructed contractors to stop working, though some have done so on their own.
  • We have a lot of work planned this year and look forward to getting back to a new normal in order to get the work done.

WV DMV Regional Offices Closed

Online services and mail-in options available; 90-day extension on licenses and registrations granted

CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles will close to the public beginning Thursday, March 19. Out of an abundance of caution, and in accordance with the most recent guidelines and best practices recommended by both the CDC and West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources regarding COVID-19, this action will reduce exposure to both customers and employees.

Many of the most requested DMV transactions can be performed online or mailed in and do not require a trip to a regional office. DMV Headquarters in Charleston will remain in operation with a smaller staff to continue all online and mail-in business transactions while maintaining social distance internally for employee safety.


Online services include:
  • Driver’s license renewal (if no changes, and every other cycle)
  • Duplicate driver’s license request
  • Vehicle registration renewals
  • Duplicate vehicle registration decals and cards
  • Print your driving record
  • Check your driver’s license status

A full list of online services may be found by going to dmv.wv.gov.

The DMV is also extending the expiration date of any driver’s license, instructional permit, or vehicle registration with an expiration date in March or April of 2020 for three months from the date of expiration on the face of the document. However, DMV will continue to renew any of these items online or through the U.S. Mail as they come in.

The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is taking this extraordinary action in response to the National and State states of emergency due to the COVID-19 virus.

For more information, you may contact the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles at 1-800-642-9066.

For more information about COVID-19 prevention and more, call the State’s toll-free hotline at 1-800-887-4304 or visit Coronavirus.wv.gov