Online Services in West Virginia

West Virginia residents have mountains of options when it comes to online driver and vehicle services. Typically, these are handled through the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), part of West Virginia's Department of Transportation (DOT). The WV DMV works with a third-party business to bring you online services, and the state charges for most of those transactions. You can find more information on all the services you can access through the state on West Virginia's DMV website.

You can also turn to a number of private companies to help you. We've listed all of your options—both private and state-run—below, to make sure you have as many choices as possible when figuring out how to proceed.

West Virginia Vehicle Services

Driving requires plenty of paperwork in America. Many of those documents will need to prove that your vehicle is up-to-date and up to standards in West Virginia. Luckily, you can use both the WV DMV online services as well as a number of other companies to help you keep track of it all from the comfort of your own home computer.


  • Renew your vehicle registration.
  • Request duplicate registration card.
  • Order personalized license plates.
  • Apply for mobility-impaired parking decal.

Third Parties

  • Order auto insurance.
    • You can't leave home—in your car—without it. Thankfully, it's not hard to find the perfect plan, and you can do it all online.
  • Find motorcycle insurance.
    • Different vehicle. Same rules. Insurance is compulsory for all motorcycle riders, but getting the best policy is just as easy and convenient as it is for car drivers.
  • Get a vehicle history report.
    • The vehicle you have your eye on seem too good to be true? It might just be. Find out for sure with the help of a vehicle history report. Using a private business, you can find vehicle history reports for:
      • Cars.
      • Motorcycles.
      • RVs.
  • Order a VIN check.
    • Another service to ensure you have the upper hand when looking to buy used vehicles, VIN checks can not be purchased through the state, but obtaining one through a third party could be a great investment.

WV License & Personal Records

You—the driver—also need up-to-date paperwork to hit the road. Naturally, you need a license to drive, and you'll also need to produce a number of other personal records in order to get that license. The West Virginia DMV offers online services to help manage some of those documents, but you can also use a number of experienced businesses.


  • Change the address on your:
    • West Virginia driver's license.
    • WV state identification card.
  • Check your WV driver's license status.
  • Pay your driver's license reinstatement fee.
  • Order your driving record.

Third Parties

  • Look up driving records.
    • An experienced business can help you get your records quickly and get you the information you need.
  • Prevent identity theft.
    • Thanks to the Internet, your personal information has become increasingly public. Don't let hackers exploit it at your expense. Proactively protect your identity.
  • Change your name.
    • Changing your name is important, but it doesn't have to be difficult. Utilize one of the companies that will let you do it with the click of a mouse.
  • Commission a background check.
    • Doing a proper background check means contacting a number of different people and agencies. An authorized third-party company can do the legwork for you.
  • Obtain a criminal record check.
    • A number of different agencies are responsible for keeping these records, and information easily slips through the cracks. Get everything you need with help from a third-party vendor.
  • Find court records.
    • The justice system is notoriously difficult to navigate. Make sure you don't miss anything important, and have an outside business locate the records for you.
  • Get public records.
    • Just because they're public doesn't mean they're easy to track down. An experienced company will know exactly where to look for all of your records.
  • Order vital records.
    • The building blocks of higher forms of ID, you should always have these documents on hand. Skip the typically long lines at city hall by ordering them through an outside vendor. You can hire a business to help you find:
      • Birth records.
      • Death records.
      • Divorce records.
      • Marriage records.
  • Get your international driver's permit.
    • Planning an overseas trip is difficult enough. Let someone else sweat the details of getting your international driver's permit.

Driver's Ed in West Virginia

You can only access these services through private vendors, but that doesn't mean they're unimportant. Whether you're already on the road or hoping to get your license soon, these courses and materials will help you learn the best practices available.

WV Miscellaneous Services

Haven't seen what you need yet? Don't worry, there are a few more things you can get done in West Virginia from your home computer, both through the WV DMV and private companies.


  • Register as an organ and tissue donor.

Third Parties

  • Hire a DUI attorney.
    • Catching a charge this serious is one of the most stressful situations you can go through. A professional DUI attorney can help navigate this tough time.
  • Passport expedition.
    • Using an experienced business will get your paperwork back to you much more quickly, and make sure you don't have to miss your flight.
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