Welcome from the DMV Commissioner

Welcome to the West Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles’ website! 

I’m Steve Dale, and I was privileged and honored to be appointed in January 2013 by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin as Acting Commissioner of the DMV.  Most recently, I served as the Deputy Commissioner and have been with the DMV for over 30 years.  DMV has a great story to tell, and the DMV website is one of the key ways we have chosen to deliver our message.

Providing efficient customer service is of the upmost importance to me.  I want to encourage you to explore the website and take a look at everything DMV is doing.  You’ll see that we strive to go above and beyond our mission:

“...to provide essential motor vehicle and driver services, facilitate interstate travel by promoting reciprocity for West Virginia vehicles and drivers in other states, promote highway safety, and collect revenue for highway maintenance and construction programs..."

We have 25 Regional Offices across the state equipped to serve the driving public, and a Call Center staffed with knowledgeable individuals ready to answer questions and meet your needs.  Additionally, many of our services are now available online and include the ability to:

  • Renew Your Vehicle Registration
  • Check Your Driver's License Status
  • Search for Available Personalized Plates

To take advantage of our online services from the comfort of your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week, click here.

I’m proud to be at the helm of the West Virginia DMV.  Our customer service representatives are some of the best you’ll find.  I appreciate the hard work and loyalty of all DMV employees-those working behind the scenes and those on the front line.


Steven O. Dale, Acting Commissioner 


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