RICHMOND – At the direction of Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) extended the validity of Virginia credentials set to expire January 31, 2015 through February 6, 2015 until February 7, 2015.
The DMV was originally closed on Saturday, January 31, 2015 as a result of a service failure of the state’s IT service provider. However, many offices were able to open later in the morning as systems were recovered. Those offices also extended their hours until 1 p.m. to serve customers in the lobby.
A release from the DMV stated, “We appreciate our customers’ patience. The extensions will give affected customers added time to renew prior to the new expiration date. In addition, DMV has waived the late fee for these renewals until the February 7, 2015 deadline. DMV urges customers to renew before the new deadline.”
The following Virginia DMV-issued credentials with expiration dates between January 31 and February 6, 2015 are now valid until February 7, 2015: driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses, identification cards, and January vehicle registrations.
DMV notified law enforcement of the extended validity periods and asked for no-enforcement action for any DMV-issued credential that expires between January 31 and February 6, 2015. Enforcement will resume after the February 7, 2015 deadline.
Customers who can conduct their DMV business online are encouraged to use our website, dmvNOW.com. More than 30 transactions are available online.