DMV Office to Re-open in Purcellville

By year’s end, Purcellville’s DMV Select office will be re-instated.

Del. Dave LaRock (R-33) announced the action Tuesday after hearing from DMV Commissioner Richard Holcomb.

The office has been closed since the Dec. 11, 2015, FBI raid on Virginia Regional Transit. The DMV office was operated in the North Baily Lane building under the management of VRT.

In May, former VRT CEO Mark W. McGregor pleaded guilty in federal district court to charges stemming from a bribery scheme that caused $380,000 in losses to the U.S. government. According to evidence in the case, he conspired with the bus service’s contracted mechanic service to submit false bills and to share the money. He was sentenced to 18 months in prison and ordered to repay $380,000.

Even after the criminal case was finalized and new management installed at VRT, the DMV office remained closed. Customer frustration grew when the county government decided it was too costly to provide DMV services at the Commission of the Revenue’s offices in Leesburg and Sterling.

The select service offices allow consumers to process transactions such as registration and titling. More complicated items, such as the issuance of drivers’ licenses, must be completed at a full-service DMV branch.

“I am grateful for the assistance of Congresswoman Comstock, Commissioner Holcomb, Senator Richard Black, and Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser as we worked to find a suitable arrangement to re-open DMV service in western Loudoun,” LaRock stated in the announcement. “DMV also has committed to further service expansion in Loudoun County, to help relieve the overloaded Leesburg full-service customer service center.”

 

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