West Virginia - Wild and Wonderful

About West Virginia

West Virginia is noted for its mountains and diverse topography, its historically significant logging and coal mining industries, and its political and labor history. It is one of the most densely karstic areas in the world, making it a choice area for recreational caving and scientific research.


West Virginia is full of opportunity for any business with a growing economy and a highly dedicated workforce. Whether you are running an existing business or thinking of starting a new business you can find all of the information you need throughout this business section.


West Virginia is fortunate to have a tremendous education system with a high standard of excellence. Please use the information provided here to learn more about the wealth of educational opportunities in our great state.


West Virginia is home to one of the finest workforces in the country based on our hard work and commitment to quality. Whether you are looking for new job opportunities, enhancing your job skills or researching future employment trends you can find all of the information you need throughout this employment section.


West Virginia offers the perfect balance of a rural and urban setting that suits a variety of lifestyles. This is a state where you can go whitewater rafting in the morning, go to an art exhibit in the afternoon and attend a concert in the evening. Whether you just moved to the Mountain State or your family has been here since it was founded, you are part of our community.


Maintaining proper health is vital to ensuring the highest quality of life possible. West Virginia strives to provide one of the best health care systems in the country that is affordable and available to all residents of the state. This section contains numerous resources to assist you in accessing the health care services provided in the state.


Exhilarate in the lasting beauty and natural wonder scattered throughout West Virginia. From unmatched outdoor recreation to world-class resorts, breathtaking scenery and a variety of cultural and historic attractions, West Virginia is an ideal spot to plan your next adventure. Discover for yourself what makes West Virginia wild and wonderful.

 Governor Tomblin, DMV Acting Commissioner Announce New Online Services



Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Acting Commissioner Steve Dale today announced West Virginians may have the option to renew their vehicle registration and request a duplicate registration card through the DMV's online service portal. 
"The expansion of DMV's online portal is part of our continued efforts to make DMV services more accessible and convenient," Gov. Tomblin said. "West Virginians will now have the option to access a number of services from the comforts of their homes."
"Improving customer service is DMV's number one priority," Acting Commissioner Dale said. "Customers can 'skip the trip' and conduct DMV business at their convenience any time by going to dmv.wv.gov - 24 hours a day, seven days a week."
Online vehicle registration renewal is currently available to residents of 43 West Virginia counties and is limited to passenger vehicles under 10,000 pounds and motorcycles.  The new online process guides customers through providing proof of tax payment as part of the renewal.  Customers will receive their registration card and decal in the mail within 10 to 14 business days.  Individuals with plates expiring in May will receive online renewal information as part of their renewal notice from the DMV.
In addition to online registration renewals, West Virginians may also view their official driving record, access their driver's license status and view a quick snapshot of their driving record.  Drivers also have the option to view their detailed record by purchasing the complete record online. Once purchased, the record is immediately viewable online and is available for 10 days. 
Other online services include paying driver's license reinstatement fees, requesting a duplicate registration card, decal, or plate and change of address, trip permits, a personalized plate availability search, as well as dealer services.  In addition, the online services portal provides links to the West Virginia counties that provide online payment of personal property taxes.  
For more information about the DMV's online services, please contact the DMV Call Center at 1-800-642-9066 or visit dmv.wv.gov.  

Contact Information

Office of the Governor