Bureau of Motor Vehicles to Implement Phased Reopening of Protocols

Virgin Islands Bureau of Motor Vehicles Director Barbara Jackson-McIntosh (File photo)

In accordance with Gov. Albert Bryan Jr.’s phased reopening of the territory, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will be implementing phased reopening protocols beginning Monday, May 4. Director Barbara Jackson-McIntosh and the staff of the BMV are implementing the following procedures to safeguard the community and the employees:

Customers who wish to obtain moving permits, permits to ship vehicles off-island, title transfers of new and used vehicles, and duplicate documents must drop off the required documents to a designated drop box at any bureau office, in a sealed envelope.

Customers are required to provide pertinent contact information, such as a phone number and email address. The bureau will then schedule an appointment for each customer to pick up the documents and pay for the service. The BMV will only accept money orders, a certified check or a business check. Applications and a list of the required documents are available on the website at www.bmv.vi.gov.

Registration renewal services will not be offered in person until further notice. Jackson-McIntosh is encouraging the community to take advantage of the bureau’s online vehicle registration process. During the period from March 18 to June 30, the bureau will waive the requirement for inspection for any customer that renews the vehicle registration online. If customers need assistance in setting up an account or for technical assistance, they should email the BMV at [email protected].

For driver’s license related services, customers are required to make an appointment. To make an appointment, call 713-4268 on St. Croix, 774-4268 on St. Thomas or 776-6262 on St. John.

All road tests and written tests for the learner’s permit are canceled until further notice.

Director Jackson-McIntosh thanks the community for their understanding during this public health emergency. As the bureau receives additional information, the director will update the protocols as necessary.

For more information, contact the BMV at the phone numbers above.

For up to date information on COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, visit the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s website at: www.doh.vi.gov/coronavirus or text COVID19USVI to 88877. #COVID19USVI