Obtaining a WV Driver's License or State Identification Card
The following documents must be presented to the West Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to obtain a West Virginia Driver’s License or State Identification Card:
Nearest location for the DMV:
Hours of Operation:
After you arrive at the DMV, all of the above listed documents must be faxed to the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services by the DMV for verification. Therefore, you should plan to arrive at the DMV before 2:00 pm if you want to receive your license or learner’s permit on the same day. If you do not arrive before 2 p.m., you may be asked to return the next day.
You have the choice between a Not for Federal Use driver’s license or ID card, or a REAL ID/For Federal Use card that contains a gold star, indicating that the card meets full federal requirements for future use at airports and other designated federal facilities and uses nationwide.
In order to obtain license plates for a car, you will be required to show proof that you have auto insurance. It is illegal to drive without car insurance. Many companies offer a variety of auto insurance policies, so you should “shop around”. When you have selected a policy, read it carefully before signing any documents.