A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT
OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE A LOCAL LOCATION FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE
Topic: A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO PROVIDE A LOCAL LOCATION FOR CERTAIN MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES
In response to the closure of the local DMV office in October, elected officials of the Town and County have initiated efforts to restore certain limited state motor vehicle services to the community. At a recent meeting with DMV officials, plans to provide services related to registration and titling of non-commercial vehicles were discussed. DMV has proposed an agreement that would authorize the County to provide these services in conjunction with the offices of the Commissioner of Revenue and the Treasurer. The State will provide operating expenses, computer equipment and interconnections in order to support automated services. A fee of 3.5% of each transaction total will be paid to the County to offset the staffing costs associated with the provision of services. DMV will provide training and support to the employees providing motor vehicle services.
The initial agreement is proposed for a
It is the understanding of staff that our
legislative delegation will be attempting to restore the full service
center to Warrenton. This
proposal does not hinder that effort.
The proposed agreement and staffing plan is structured to act as an
interim solution. It is
contemplated that should this become a long tem function of the county,
this service can be incorporated in the planned renovations in the
Courthouse or be relocated off-site if the volume of customers interferes
with other County operations.
Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:
Consider adoption of the attached resolution.
Fiscal Impact Analysis:
The County is seeking to structure an agreement that will provide services to meet the needs of residents and be fully funded from the State operating allotment and from the transaction fees. The State has provided information that indicates approximately 60,000 of the nearly 84,000 transactions that previously occurred in the Warrenton service center were of the type that could be handled by county staff. For planning purposes the State has suggested that one-third (about 20,000) of these customer transactions could be anticipated at the County service site generating approximately $45,000 to $50,000 annually. It is anticipated that current combined Commissioner and Treasurer staff would need to be augmented by two (2) Deputy I positions.
Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:
General Services, Information Technology,