West Virginia DMV

West Virginia DMV hours, appointments, locations, phone numbers, holidays, and services. Find the West Virginia DMV office near me.

About DMV Locations

In West Virginia, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is the state agency that manages vehicle and driver services, motor carrier services, and dealer licensing. There are regional DMV offices throughout the state. At a DMV office, you can register and title your vehicle, apply for a license, including a commercial driver license, and take the knowledge and skills tests. Motorcycle skills tests are also available by appointment.

If you want to register your vehicle, you will need to bring your insurance information, property tax receipt, and pay the fee. To title a new vehicle, you will need to bring its certificate of origin, pay the fees and taxes, and complete an application. If you purchase a used vehicle from a private party, you will need the owner's title transferred to you. Vehicles that are less than 10 years old must have an odometer disclosure on the title. Additionally, you'll need to complete an application and pay the fees and taxes.

When applying for a driver's license, you can choose between a “Not for Federal Use” Driver's License or a REAL ID for Federal Use. To apply for either type of license, you will need proof of identity, Social Security number, and two documents proving your residency. West Virginia follows the graduated driver license (GDL) program for teens. Beginning at age 15, you can apply for a Level 1 Instruction Permit. You are required to pass a knowledge test and have parental consent. Level 2 is an Intermediate Driver License with fewer restrictions. To receive an Intermediate Driver License, you must be at least 16, have held a permit for at least 6 months, and meet the driving and coursework requirements. At age 17, you can apply for a Full Class E license.