Family of Deceased
A DMV Guide for Family Members and Friends of the Recently Deceased
Because we too have lost loved ones, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to make it as easy as possible for you to settle the vehicle and driver's license records of your family member or friend. In settling the deceased's DMV records, you may need to address the following:
- Clearing the Driver's License or Photo Identification Card Record
- Transferring Vehicle Ownership
- Transferring the Vehicle Registration
- Canceling Disabled Placards or Plates
As you settle your family member's or friend's estate, you can feel confident knowing that DMV employees are ready to assist you. If you have any questions, please contact us. As an additional service, DMV will notify the Virginia Department of Elections.