Courtland DMV re-opens by appointment on Monday

Published 7:19 pm Sunday, August 23, 2020

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The Courtland branch of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen along with three other sites throughout the state on Aug. 24. In keeping with pandemic restrictions, these will be available by appointment only. The local branch at 27426 Southampton Parkway will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DMV is working to equip and safely reopen offices as quickly as possible. Three months of appointments slots are available at any time on the calendar. Each day, throughout the day, additional appointments are added to the end of the available 90-day period. Customers are encouraged to check back regularly to view the updated availability as locations reopen and appointments are added daily.

Reopened DMV offices are providing specific services that generally require an in-person visit. These transactions include original driver’s licenses and identification cards, original titles, original vehicle registrations, disabled parking permits, and vital records. If a transaction can be conducted by another method, such as online or by mail, customers should use that method. For a complete list of appointment services currently available visit

DMV is reopening offices across the Commonwealth as it is able to put appropriate precautions in place. The phased reopening plan balances DMV’s service mission with the need to protect the health and wellbeing of customers and employees by enacting social distancing protocols and other best practices recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Virginia Department of Health. In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, per Executive Order 63, the Commonwealth of Virginia will require Virginians to wear face coverings in public indoor settings.

As DMV reopens more offices across the Commonwealth, customers with expiring credentials have been assisted by an executive directive put in place by Gov. Ralph Northam, which extends the validity of some driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registrations.

The validity of driver’s licenses and identification cards that were due to expire on or before July 31has been extended for an additional 90 days, not to exceed Oct. 31. This extension is in addition to the prior extension of up to 90 days not to exceed Aug. 31.

This means that a customer whose credential expired between March 15 and April 30 will have an additional 90 days added to the prior 90 days, effectively 180 days, beyond the expiration date to renew. Those with credentials expiring between May 1 and July 31 will have up to 180 days beyond the expiration date, not to exceed Oct. 31. If a credential expired after July 31, it must be renewed before its expiration date. Vehicle registrations expiring March-July are extended for up to 180 days, not to exceed Oct. 31. In addition, the federal enforcement date for REAL IDs was moved to Oct.1.