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Hampton DMV to reopen

The Hampton office of the Virginia Division of Motor Vehicles will reopen on Monday, but only for specific services and by appointment.

Located at 8109 Roanoke Avenue, the branch is one of eight DMV offices across Virginia that is being allowed to open, with temporarily extended hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. An additional three offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the same days, said a press release

The only transactions that will be offered at the 11 locations are those that usually require an in-person visit. They include issuance of original driver’s licenses and identification cards, original titles, original vehicle registrations, disabled parking permits, and vital records.

If a transaction can be conducted by another method, such as online or by mail, customers should use that method, said the release.

Operational adjustments have been made to ensure customer safety and social distancing by limiting the number of customers and employees at each location, said the release. In addition, service windows will have partitions between the customer and DMV employee, seating will be limited and spaced, and customers will be asked to stay in their vehicles until 10 minutes before their appointment.

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In addition to the Hampton site, offices will be open in Virginia Beach, Richmond, Chesterfield, Charlottesville, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Abingdon, Onancock, and South Boston (the last three are open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.).

Expiration dates extended

Under an executive order issued by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, driver’s licenses and identification cards that were set to expire from March 15 to May 1 have 90 days beyond the expiration date to renew. Those with an expiration date from May 2 to June 10 are good until July 31, 2020.

Vehicle registrations that expire in March and April are extended for 90 days, and those expiring in May are extended for 60 days.

In addition, the federal enforcement for REAL IDs was moved to Oct. 1, 2021.

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