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Posted June 11, 2012 | 3 Comments
DMV mobile unit coming to a town near you
By Sally Voth -- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles now has motorized offices.
One of five DMV 2 Go mobile customer service centers was parked in front of the Strasburg Town Hall for most of Monday.
"Anything that you can do inside a brick-and-mortar DMV, you can do on the mobile unit," DMV spokeswoman Sunni Brown said Monday afternoon.
That includes driver's license road tests, license renewals, ID card applications and renewals, vision screenings, address and voter registration updates, and getting vehicle titles, plates and decals.
The DMV has fixed offices in Woodstock, Front Royal, Winchester and Harrisonburg.
Strasburg resident Teresa Cutlip renewed her tags Tuesday at the mobile unit, which is handicapped-accessible.
"I thought it was great," she said in a phone interview. "It would be very handy if they came more often. I think it's great, very convenient, no lines. I hope they do it more often -- save me a trip to Woodstock."
The mobile units are about customer convenience, Brown said.
"Our goal here at DMV is that nobody has to drive more than 30 miles or 30 minutes to get to a DMV," she said.
The DMV got a mobile unit a little more than a year ago, and that mainly stayed in the central part of the state, Brown said. Now, there are five units.
DMV 2 Go also is scheduled to visit Shenandoah University Sept. 5 and 6, according to Brown.
According to the department's website, those looking to schedule a visit by DMV 2 Go, can email DMV2GORichmond@dmv.virginia.gov.
Space for a 32-foot vehicle and customer parking must be available, according to the site, which says the unit can stop at businesses, college campuses, assisted living and retirement centers, military bases and government buildings.
The department's website has a schedule of planned visits at www.dmvNOW.com/DMV2GoCalendar.