Here’s how to avoid waiting in line at the DMV in 2019

DMV2Go mobile service center (WYDaily/Courtesy Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles)
DMV2Go mobile service center (Southside Daily/Courtesy Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles)

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to avoid waiting in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles, you have some options.

The Virginia DMV has released its 2019 schedule for DMV 2 Go and DMV Connect, mobile DMV services that can assist customers with most DMV errands except testing and vital records.

In many cases, the mobile DMV has shorter wait times than DMV customer service centers, according to a news release from the department. Customers can also get federally-compliant REAL IDs at DMV 2 Go and DMV Connect.

Here’s the rundown of the schedule:

Virginia Beach


Customers can also go to the Virginia DMV website to conduct more than 40 different transactions.

A full schedule for all other mobile DMV locations can be found on the Virginia DMV website.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.