Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Motor Vehicles
Department of Motor Vehicles
Petition 373
Petition Information
Petition Title Develop a new regulation requiring the Department of Motor Vehicles to fax requests for driver transcript information to other states when other states will accept the request.
Date Filed 9/13/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner David Adam McKelvey, Crandall & Katt 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to develop a new regulation requiring DMV employees to fax requests for driver transcript information to other states when the other state will accept faxed requests for driver transcript information.

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on October 10, 2022, and on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. Public comment will open on October 10, 2022, and will close on November 8, 2022. DMV will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition after the close of the public comment period. The agency will issue a written decision within 90 days following the close of the comment period.

Comment Period Ended 11/8/2022
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 12/19/2022
Agency Decision Summary

The Department of Motor Vehicles ("DMV”) currently accepts proof of a license from another state by fax. DMV additionally accepts records via the State-to-State Verification Service, which allows a state to electronically check with all other participating states to determine if the applicant currently holds a driver license or identification card in another state. This service is utilized by a majority of states, with several additional states at various stages of implementation. As any regulation promulgated by DMV in response to this Petition for Rulemaking would be duplicative of existing services, DMV has decided to not initiate rulemaking in response to this petition.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Melissa Velazquez  / Legislative Services Manager
Address: Department of Motor Vehicles
Post Office Box 27412
Richmond, 23269-0001
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-1844    FAX: (804)367-6631    TDD: (800)272-9268