DMV 177 (01/09/2008)
© Commonwealth of Virginia
Department of Motor Vehicles
(DMV) 2008. All rights reserved.
To title a vehicle in Virginia, you must show one proof of address. If
you have a Virginia driver’s license, learner’s permit, ID card or title,
you will not be required to show proof of address.
You are not required to be a Virginia resident to title a vehicle in
Virginia: however, you must show proof of your residential address.
The name and address on the document must be the same as it
appears on the application for title a post office box or business
address is not acceptable. Refer to the list below for documents you
can use as proof of address.
All documents must be originals and may be subject to verification
with the issuing entity prior to acceptance. Photocopies will not be
accepted. DMV may require additional documents. DMV will not
accept a document when there is reason to believe it has been
altered, fraudulently obtained or is fake, forged, counterfeit or
otherwise non-genuine or illegitimate. Foreign documents will be
accepted only if accompanied by an English translation from an
embassy or accredited school of foreign language.
Falsifying information on an application is a criminal offense.
The acceptable documents listed in this publication may change
without prior notice.
For an Individual Titling a Vehicle in Virginia
P. O. Box 27412
Richmond, Virginia 23269
1-866-368-5463 (DMV-LINE) or
Proof of Address Documents
Payroll check stub issued by an employer within the last two
◆ U.S. Internal Revenue Service tax reporting W-2 form or 1099
form (not more than 18 months old)
◆ U.S. or Virginia income tax return from the previous year.
◆ Original monthly bank statement not more than two months old
issued by a bank
Annual Social Security statement for the current or preceding
◆ Utility bill, not more than two months old, issued to the applicant
(examples include gas, electric, sewer, water, cable or phone bill).