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Mathews offices staying busy providing DMV services

The Mathews County Treasurer and Commissioner of the Revenue offices are staying busy these days providing DMV Select services to customers from all across the region.

Treasurer Wendy Stewart said lines began to form on a daily basis shortly after the offices reopened eight weeks ago, subsequent to coronavirus pandemic closures. The transaction count quickly went from the usual fewer than 50 per day to more than 250 per day, she said, as people from as far away as the North Carolina border learned they could get their registrations renewed and conduct a number of other transactions in Mathews without a prior appointment.

Many of the customers they’re getting, said Stewart, are newly-arrived military personnel who can’t get on base until their vehicles are registered in Virginia. On Monday morning, Adrena Hanley of Atlanta, Georgia, was holding a place in line for her son, who was recently stationed in Norfolk. She said she came up to visit and they drove to Mathews together so h...

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