DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb and Del. Paul Krizek check out the license plate display at DMV’s Lorton Customer Service Center. Krizek is pointing at the Family and Children’s Trust Fund of Virginia’s “Kids First” plate. Krizek served as a volunteer trustee for eight years.
Del. Paul Krizek (D-44) recently visited the Department of Motor Vehicles’ Lorton Customer Service Center to learn more about the agency’s operations and spend time with constituents. Joined by DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb, Krizek greeted employees at the office located in the Gunston Plaza Shopping Center.
In addition to traditional services, DMV partners with other state agencies to make DMV a one-stop shop for government services. DMV issues certified copies of vital records at all 74 customer service centers and five mobile offices. Virginia-born customers needing birth certificates can visit their local DMV for on-the-spot service, rather than visiting the Division of Vital Records in Richmond or ordering certificates for mail delivery. DMV also issues Virginia marriage, divorce, and death certificates.
In a partnership with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginians can obtain fishing and hunting licenses as well as submit registration documents for boats and boat trailers. For citizens traveling on toll roads, E-ZPass transponders can be purchased at DMV customer service center in Northern Virginia. DMV also accepts voter registration applications.
Of particular interest to Krizek was DMV’s automated testing system that offers knowledge testing in 24 languages. The web-based application reduces the need for translators to assist customers in the testing process.
In addition, online testing is available to Virginia school systems allowing students to take their driver’s license knowledge test in a supervised setting in classrooms. Currently, Fairfax County offers classroom testing at Centreville and Westfield high schools. Through a partnership with the Department of Education, DMV is recruiting more high schools to test students.