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DMV opens 5 more locations during Virginia's Phase One guidelines

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Posted at 1:24 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 13:25:08-04

RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen another five customer service centers for specific services.

The specific locations will open on May 26. These offices join the nine other locations which have been operating since May 18, according to Governor Northam's Phase One guidelines.

Appointments are now available for locations opening the day after the Memorial Day holiday.

The following locations will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m., to 6 p.m.:

Lynchburg: 3236 Odd Fellows Road, Lynchburg, VA 24501
Newport News: 12730 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, VA 23602
Portsmouth: 6400 Bickford Parkway, Portsmouth, VA 23703

The following locations will be open Monday through Saturday 8 a.m., to 5 p.m.:

Emporia: 103 Commonwealth Boulevard, Emporia, VA 23847
Tazewell: 1151 Tazewell Avenue, Tazewell, VA 24651

“Our staff has been working tirelessly to get these next offices ready to safely open because we know Virginians are looking forward to once again obtaining DMV service in their communities,” said DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb. “We are so grateful for our customers’ patience as we reopen over time and in a way that incorporates the best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health for everyone’s well-being.”

To book an appointment, click here.

Operational adjustments included in the phased reopening plan will enable DMV to limit the number of customers and employees in each location to ensure social distancing protocols while providing safe and efficient services.

Service windows will have partitions between the customer and DMV employee, seating will be limited and spaced, and customers will be asked to stay in their vehicles until 10 minutes prior to their appointment to accommodate social distancing requirements.

DMV has temporarily extended operating hours to accommodate as many appointments as safely possible.