DMV announces 2019 holiday closings

Published 9:35 am Saturday, February 2, 2019



All Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles full-service customer service centers will be closed on the following days for state holidays and observances:

• Monday, Feb. 18: George Washington Day

• Monday, May 27: Memorial Day

• Thursday, July 4: Independence Day

• Monday, Sept. 2: Labor Day

• Monday, Oct. 14: Columbus Day and Yorktown Victory Day

• Monday, Nov. 11: Veterans Day

The holiday schedule for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be announced at a later date. DMV customers are encouraged to save time — and perhaps a few dollars — by taking advantage of more than 40 transactions available online at For example, a customer can renew his vehicle registration online on a holiday and avoid a last-minute trip to DMV when the office reopens and a $5 in-person fee.

Also, some DMV Select locations, run mostly by local governments, may operate outside of the state holiday closing schedule. There are 53 DMV Select offices across the state, which process mostly vehicle-related transactions including registration renewals, titles and license plates. Driver licenses and ID card services are not available at DMV Select offices. To find out if a DMV Select in your area is open on a state holiday, visit

BRANDY BRUBAKER is a spokeswoman for the DMV. She can be reached at 804-367-6834 or