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How to Renew Your Vehicle Registration in Virginia

Vehicle Registration Online Services Guide

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.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY TELEPHONE

THERE IS NO OPTION FOR RENEWAL THROUGH TELEPHONE! Instead, you can go 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.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL BY U.S. MAIL

  • 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    

REGISTRATION RENEWAL VIA THE INTERNET

  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.

REGISTRATION RENEWAL IN PERSON

  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.

FEES

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

FOR CORRECTIONS

  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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Submitted by eft on 28th Jan 2015

My registration expires

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

Submitted by dmgregory1 on 2nd Jul 2014

Ive been sitting here waiting

Ive been sitting here waiting to connect for an hour, what is going on?

Submitted by khowell13 on 30th Jan 2013

i received my vehicle

i received my vehicle registration decals and one of them doesn t stick the how can i get a replacementr decal

Submitted by zeigler46 on 6th Apr 2016

i received my vehicle

i received my vehicle registration decals and one of them doesn t stick the how can i get a replacementr decal

Submitted by T67193465 on 26th Dec 2012

My regristration expires

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

Submitted by Ominanni29 on 10th Jul 2012

I am trying to renew my

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.

Submitted by Boyer Richardson on 16th Feb 2016

have not received

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

Submitted by mphamilton on 5th Jul 2012

We never received a renewal

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?

Submitted by Deborah McDavitt on 18th Jun 2012

Need to renew registration of

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

Submitted by enrique2010 on 2nd Jun 2012

hola, me gustaria renobar la

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

Submitted by Marcos Bernardez Jr. on 28th Mar 2012

Missplaced my vehicle title,

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

Submitted by epohrte on 19th Jun 2012

NEED DUPLICATE OF REGISATION

NEED DUPLICATE OF REGISATION

Submitted by awhirley on 28th Mar 2012

I have not received my

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?

Submitted by jdt2012 on 25th May 2013

my tags expires on may,31

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

Submitted by pattya1 on 28th Feb 2013

I have not recieved my new

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

Submitted by wwindley on 27th Mar 2013

What can I do? My inspection

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?

Submitted by Anonymous on 5th May 2011

i am tryin to renew my decals

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 4th Apr 2011

If the decals are expired may

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?

Submitted by Anonymous on 5th May 2011

how did u renew ur decals

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 31st Mar 2011

LOST MY STICKERS , WHAT CAN I

LOST MY STICKERS , WHAT CAN I DO ???

Submitted by russells01 on 25th Aug 2013

Lost my stickers, what can I

Lost my stickers, what can I do?

Submitted by almalynn on 5th Jun 2012

My payment for my stickers

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

Submitted by Dr. David B. Stein on 2nd Dec 2011

I have my registration in

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

Submitted by cleo1024 on 1st Nov 2011

I MISSPLACED MY REGRISTRATION

I MISSPLACED MY REGRISTRATION CARD, WHAT CAN I DO?

Submitted by calvinwms on 29th Dec 2012

missplaced regristration card

missplaced regristration card

Submitted by jalal beigimarvast on 12th Nov 2011

Jalal Beigimarvast

Jalal Beigimarvast

Submitted by jalal beigimarvast on 12th Nov 2011

i missplaced my registration

i missplaced my registration

Submitted by Anonymous on 6th Mar 2011

I have been trying to renew

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

Submitted by Anonymous on 19th Feb 2011

I saw an F250 Ford with

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.

Submitted by Bloomsman on 18th Dec 2009

Would like to get

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

Submitted by cbeers on 20th Oct 2009

Trying to re-register our

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.

Submitted by ability2do on 30th Sep 2009

A car was given to me as a

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?

Submitted by ability2do on 30th Sep 2009

My uncle wants to pay for new

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?

Submitted by tinkerbell110280 on 7th Jul 2009

THAT IS CORRECT.

THAT IS CORRECT.

Submitted by marine9999 on 4th Jun 2009

Presently, I'm trying to

Presently, I'm trying to renew my vehicle registration

Submitted by kcounts on 11th Mar 2015

Apparently we haven't

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

Submitted by Elizabeth45 on 5th Dec 2012

My car's tag will expire this

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

Submitted by Glenn c. and Li... on 18th Sep 2009

I'm trying to renew my

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

Submitted by Bishedwards on 30th Jun 2009

Can I renew online and come

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

Submitted by sexydiva on 17th Feb 2014

can i renew online and come

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

Submitted by edwilliams on 11th May 2009

I would like to change my

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?

Submitted by sarahkitt on 13th Jun 2012

I would like to change my

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

Submitted by tarbarrett on 10th Feb 2009

thank you

thank you

Submitted by IRENE TROPIER on 24th Jan 2009

We would like to have

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

Submitted by shortcake38 on 18th Jan 2009

I would like to pay online to

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

Submitted by pushrod on 19th Mar 2013

just want to renew

just want to renew registration

Submitted by jdt2012 on 25th May 2013

If I come to dmv,can I pay

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

Submitted by tarbarrett on 10th Feb 2009

thank you

thank you