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How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles notifies vehicle owners of the expiration date of their vehicle registration by mail. Vehicle registrations can be renewed before the expiration date either through the mail, using the DMV's online service, in person at the VA DMV office, or at a DMV Select Office.



There are 57 DMV Select offices in Virginia. Find the DMV Select office that is closest to you in order to avoid the $5 fee.


  • Send the completed registration renewal form and the appropriate payment to:
    Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
    Attn: Renewal Center
    P.O. Box 27412
    Richmond, Virginia 23269-0001    


  1. Go to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Online Services website.
  2. Have your credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or debit card (MasterCard or VISA) handy to pay for the renewal. You can also request an electronic withdrawal from your checking account.
  3. There is no additional fee for online renewals.


  1. Locate the DMV office in your area.
  2. Bring the registration renewal form, along with cash, check, credit or debit card to pay for the renewal.


Registration for different categories of vehicles in Virginia will have different fees that range from $18 to $100 as seen here.


  1. Before renewal, check for errors in the pre-printed vehicle renewal notice that arrived in the mail.
  2. For correction or change of address, you can still use the automated, toll-free number (804) 497-7100 to renew, or use the online services to correct your address before renewing.
  3. For any other error, dial the number (804) 497-7100 and explain the error to the DMV customer service agent.


Reviews of How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Virginia

My registration expires 02/28/2015 & I have not received my renewal form yet!

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My regristration expires January, 2013. When will I receive my renewal card?

I am trying to renew my vehicle registration, but i am still waiting for the confirmation page. I have tried several times, once there was a technical difficulty and now I am still waiting . Please help me to resolve this.

have not received confirmation of 2 renewals of registration- title numbers 53485868 and 79486394. How will these be received?

We never received a renewal notice in the mail. Our registration expires July 2012. Can I go to the DVM to renew without the notice? What do I need to bring?

Need to renew registration of mother's car that expired last Jan. '12. I have't renewal info. where do I begin, how to I begin to make this happen. I'll come in person with paperwork for the processing. What all is needed? ....visiting Fl. daughter

hola, me gustaria renobar la registracion de mi vehiculo. personalmente, pero mi horario de trabajo me lo impide ir alas oficinas, y on line es comfucio, por telefono imposibleeee...quisiera una estencion para poder renobarla. la registracion del vehiculo ya' esta bencida, des de marzo de este ano. que puedo hacer....helpppppppp grasias.......... enrique

Missplaced my vehicle title, how do I get a copy of it?


I have not received my vehicle renewal in the mail. I usually receive this a couple months in advance of the expiration. My tags expire end of April. How do I request another notification by mail? Or is there a way to renew online without that notification by mail?

my tags expires on may,31 2013. can I go to dmv in person and get my decales on the same day?

I have not recieved my new renewal registration and my tags expire on 3/31/13. Can you please help me?

What can I do? My inspection sticker expires 3/31/13, I need the form that says I have to get a Safety Inspection or Emmission Inspection. Can you help me please?

i am tryin to renew my decals online how do i do this i just got my liscense an am tryin to get my car on the road how do i get decals online

If the decals are expired may i still do this online using my girlfriends credit card information which she is also on my insurance being that we share the same vehicle?

how did u renew ur decals online i am trin to figure it out


Lost my stickers, what can I do?

My payment for my stickers was sent and cleared but I never received the stickers

I have my registration in hand, but I cannot find my stickers. Can I order new stickers??


missplaced regristration card

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i missplaced my registration

I have been trying to renew my Vehicle Registration online for quite some time, but it keeps displaying an error message : <b>"We are currently experiencing a technical problem. Please try your transaction later."</b> again and again. I kept trying four to five times during the day, but still same issue. Hope this gets resolved. Thanks

I saw an F250 Ford with permanent truck tags on it. My question is how is this possible when the regestration application says that you must renew vehicle tags every one or two years.

Would like to get personalized plates for my car. Have been through entire site and can not find the right page. Help?? Thanks.

Trying to re-register our car. And Getting the wonderful DMV run around. You need this form. You need these forms now. O now you need to pay this extremely high price.

A car was given to me as a gift we have signed title would like to keep current plates that are on the car how can this be done?

My uncle wants to pay for new tags and registration for me can he just come in and give my name and pay for tags and get decals and registration?


Presently, I'm trying to renew my vehicle registration

Apparently we haven't received the notification that our Car Registration is expired for quite a while. How do I get a current registration?

My car's tag will expire this month and I have not yet received the notification from DMV.

I'm trying to renew my vehicle registrarion and everything I try won't let me Glenn Miller

Can I renew online and come into the office to pickup decals?

can i renew online and come into the office to pickup decals?

I would like to change my license plates. I no longer wish to have personalized tags, nor do I wish to continue with the Breast Cancer Logo. How do I make these changes?

I would like to change my license plates. I no longer wish to have personalized tags

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We would like to have Personal plates with the state bird. "FIT22" Is this possible we have 2 cars. One has HP plates and the other one regular.

Thank You in advance

I would like to pay online to renew my registration so that I can get my license plates. It's very confusing.

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If I come to dmv,can I pay for my tag renewal and get my decals the same day?

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