Found this useful? Help other drivers like you:

West Virginia DMV Resource Links & FAQs

Here you’ll find everything you need to prepare for your tests and tasks with the West Virginia DMV.

Driver’s license and vehicle tasks are completed with the Division of Motor Vehicles. The official website for the West Virginia DMV is:

Online Services at the West Virginia DMV

If you can avoid a trip to your local DMV office, you’re in luck. The West Virginia DMV offers the following services online:

  • Registration renewal.
  • Duplicate registration documents.
  • Driver’s license renewal.
  • Check license status.
  • Request a duplicate license.

Visit to set up an online account and complete your driver’s license and vehicle tasks online.

West Virginia Driver’s Licenses & Learner’s Permits is designed to help you prepare for and pass your DMV written tests – all for free!

We want you to focus on studying and being a safe driver. We don’t think you should pay extra for this.

West Virginia DMV Practice Tests

West Virginia DMV Permit Practice Test

Road Signs & Traffic Signals Practice Test

Free West Virginia DMV Cheat Sheets & Study Guides (Including Free PDF Print-Outs)

We also provide overviews of the steps you’ll need to take at the DMV, so you can be better prepared and know what to expect when it comes time to make a visit to your local office or complete a task online or through the mail. You’ll also find tips and guides designed to help make you the most knowledgeable driver and vehicle owner as possible.

How to Get a Driver’s License in West Virginia

Driver’s Education in West Virginia

REAL ID Identification Requirements at the DMV

Driver’s License for Undocumented Immigrants

Driving Safety Topics: Distracted Driving, Defensive Driving, DUI, Seat Belt Laws, and More!

West Virginia Motorcycle License & CDL

Are you interested in obtaining other types of driver’s licenses and endorsements in West Virginia? has you covered!

West Virginia Motorcycle License Practice Tests & Application Requirements

West Virginia Motorcycle Written Exam Simulation

Free CDL Practice Tests & Guides

West Virginia Car Registration & Title

After you get your driver’s license, you’re going to need something to drive, right? We’ve got the information you’ll need to get started.

West Virginia Car Registration & Title Information

Smog Check & Vehicle Inspection Requirements

Car Insurance Requirements

Vehicle History Reports

Free Bill of Sale Form

West Virginia License & Registration FAQs

What documents do I need to get a West Virginia driver’s license?

You’ll need proof of your identity, address, and social security number.

How do I renew my driver’s license in West Virginia?

Online or in person.

How long do I have to renew my West Virginia driver’s license after it expires?

You need to renew your license before it expires.

Do I need a new driver’s license when I move to West Virginia?

Yes, you’ll need to transfer your out-of-state license.

When will I receive my West Virginia driver’s license after renewing or replacing it?

You should receive it within 30-45 days.

Can I get a copy of my West Virginia registration online?

Yes, you can.

How do I renew my car registration in West Virginia?

Online, by mail, in person.

Can I renew my car registration online in West Virginia?

Yes, you can.

What happens if my West Virginia car registration is expired?

You may be charged a late fee.

When will I receive my West Virginia car registration and license plate stickers/tabs after I renew or replace them?

They should arrive to you within a few weeks.

How much of my West Virginia car registration is tax deductible?

You can deduct your car registration fees from your federal income taxes if a portion of your registration is based on the vehicle’s value. Refer to your registration documents for details.

Do I need to register my vehicle when moving to West Virginia?

Yes, you’ll need to do so when you move.

West Virginia DMV Office Locations & Appointments

Sometimes there’s nothing you can do to avoid a trip to the DMV.

Use the West Virginia office finder to locate DMVs near you:

Here you’ll be able to find:

  • Addresses and directions.
  • DMV Office Hours.
  • Holiday and Weekend Schedules.
  • Acceptable forms of payment.
  • Current wait times, if available.

Remember, if you do have to visit the West Virginia DMV, it’s always a good idea to make an appointment. This can help reduce the time you’ll need to spend there.

Shopping Cart