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Division of Motor Vehicles announces extension to Sept. 30, 2020 for several DMV transactions

Customers may now make appointments for vehicle registration renewals in eight offices


CHARLESTON, WV – The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles announced today that many driver and vehicle transactions have been granted a continued blanket extension to September 30, 2020.

This announcement revises the recent memorandum that extended the expiration date on the face of the following documents, beginning March 1, 2020:

  • Any Driver’s License, including Graduated Driver’s License (levels 1, 2, and 3, and includes February expiration dates) and Commercial Driver’s License Instructional Permits, including Commercial Permits.
  • Vehicle registration, including temporary vehicle registrations or plates, and IRP registration.
  • Also, in conjunction with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), any CDL holder whose medical certification expires March 1, 2020, or after, and was issued for 90 days or longer, will have until September 30, 2020, to provide a new medical certification to avoid the downgrading of the CDL.

Additionally, customers may begin making appointments in the following eight offices for vehicle registration renewals on July 13, 2020, for appointments beginning July 14:

  • Beckley
  • Charles Town
  • Clarksburg
  • Kanawha City
  • Martinsburg
  • Moundsville
  • Parkersburg
  • Winfield

Appointments may be made by going to go.wv.gov/dmvappointment or by calling 304-558-3938. All DMV regional offices and the Fairmont Exam Center are now taking appointments. Appointments may be made at all offices for driver’s license instruction permits, new driver’s license and identification cards, changes to driver’s licenses and ID cards, and dealer salesperson testing.

Fifteen offices are offering skills tests and, by the end of July, all offices except the Fairmont Exam Center will be offering appointments for new vehicle titles and plates. Customers are encouraged to continue checking the scheduler as appointments open up and, as some are canceled or rescheduled, those time slots will become available.

The West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles is taking this extraordinary action in response to the West Virginia State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, please visit the DMV website at dmv.wv.gov.

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