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License, IDs and Other Official Documents

How do I get a hunting or fishing license?

For information on license requirements, fees, and purchasing a hunting and/or fishing license, please visit the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Web site.

How do I renew my driver’s license?

In order to renew your driver’s license, you must contact or visit the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.  You may renew your license in three ways:

  • online through the DMV Web site (requires some password authentication; just follow the instructions);
  • by calling toll free at 1-866-DMVLINE (1-866-368-5463); or
  • by visiting a local DMV office. You can find a complete listing of DMV sites here.

How do I obtain a valid Virginia identification card?

To get or renew a valid Virginia identification card, you must visit or contact the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • online through the DMV Web site (requires some password authentication; just follow the instructions);
  • by calling toll free at 1-866-DMVLINE (1-866-368-5463) or 1-800-435-5137; or
  • by visiting a local DMV office. You can find a complete listing of DMV sites here.

How do I get an authentic birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificate?

The Virginia Division of Vital Records (part of the Virginia Department of Health) handles all birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates.  Instructions on how to order copies of vital records can be found on their Web site, or by calling 804-662-6200.

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