VIRGINIA (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced that its driver’s license services may be unavailable on Saturday, March 18.
The DMV says services may be unavailable due to a rescheduled Verizon Network maintenance. This maintenance will impact the external licensing system, National Driver Registration (NDR), which is a database used to issue driver’s licenses.
By law, the DMV is required to check the federal NDR database before issuing a driver’s license and without access to this system, all driver-related transactions are unavailable. The DMV will be open for other services, but customers will not be able to apply for, renew, or replace the following:
- driver’s license
- learner’s permit
- driver privilege card
During the NDR outage, online renewal services may be available, but replacements for lost or stolen driver’s licenses will not be available.