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.
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, except by appointment. 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
Online services and mail-in options available; 90-day extension on licenses and registrations granted
CHARLESTON, WV– The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announces that, beginning tomorrow, Friday, June 26, customers will be able to schedule appointments at all regional DMV offices across the state as well as the Fairmont Exam Center.
The final four offices to resume services by appointment are Clarksburg, Franklin, Weirton, and Williamson. Beginning tomorrow, these four offices will offer appointments through the DMV's online appointment scheduler, or by phone at 304-558-3938, for appointment dates starting Monday, June 29, and thereafter.
According to DMV Commissioner Everett Frazier, by Monday, all offices will have completed the necessary safety upgrades for customers and employees.
"We are pleased to have appointments for services in all regional offices again," Frazier said. "I want to personally thank all of our customers for their patience and Governor Jim Justice for his leadership and support as we worked to make sure each office was upgraded to comply with state and federal guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic."
All 24 regional offices and the Fairmont Exam Center will be offering appointments for driver's license knowledge testing – including Class E, F, and CDL, as well as dealer salesperson testing. Appointments are also available for customers applying for a new driver's license or identification card, changes to a driver's license or ID card, and driver's license transfers from out-of-state in all offices.
The following 13 offices have driver's license skills test appointments:
∙ Charles Town / Kearneysville
∙ Kanawha City / Charleston
(Princeton will begin taking appointments for skills testing on June 26, with tests starting on June 29)
In addition, appointments for new titles and license plates will be available in all regional offices – minus the Fairmont Exam Center – by July 21, 2020. Currently, the following offices will be taking appointments:
∙ Point Pleasant
(All other offices will be added over the coming weeks)
Commissioner Frazier also announced that he is extending the expiration date for all driver's license knowledge permits to September 30, 2020.
He also wanted to remind customers of another extension that was recently announced through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
"Any CDL holder whose medical certification expired any time after March 1, 2020, has an extension until September 30, 2020 to provide a new medical certification to avoid the downgrading of their CDL," Frazier said.
For more information and updates, including the online services portal and scheduling information, please visit the DMV website: dmv.wv.gov.
The mission of the Division of Motor Vehicles is to 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. For more information and tools for motorists, visit the DMV website.