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DMV, DGIF announce partnership

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced a partnership between the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries that supports his government reform initiative to streamline services.

Beginning in late-January, citizens can register boats and boat trailers in one trip to either DGIF or DMV.  They will also be able to purchase hunting and fishing licenses from both agencies.

“This partnership will simplify the citizens’ interaction with state agencies,” McDonnell said.  “Boat-owners can choose where they go to register boats and boat trailers.  Previously, boat-owners had to go to DGIF to register their boats and to DMV to register their trailers.  Now, it’s one-stop shopping.  They can conduct both transactions at either agency.”

DMV and DGIF are working with the Department of Conservation and Recreation to determine how the DMV 2 Go mobile offices can assist with the sales of hunting and fishing licenses during peak seasons and events such as the highly-anticipated opening day for trout at Douthat State Park in early April.