Virginia Registration Information

The Old Dominion State

New to Virginia?

These steps will give you the information you need to drive on Virginia's highways.

  • Apply for a Virginia driver's license
  • Obtain a vehicle safety inspection sticker
  • Meet Virginia's emissions inspection standards (your vehicle must meet Virginia's emissions standards when you register it)
  • Meet Virginia's vehicle insurance requirements (your vehicle must be insured when you register it)
  • Title your vehicle in Virginia (do this within 30 days of moving to Virginia)
  • Register your vehicle and acquire license plates (do this within 30 days of moving to Virginia)
  • Obtain a local sticker or decal from your locality (do this within 30 days of moving to Virginia)