Driver’s License Ceremony


All ceremonies are currently canceled during the COVID-19 pandemic. All licenses will be mailed directly from DMV. Please contact your local DMV or call 804-497-7100 for any questions.

In response to the recent outbreak of COVID-19, all Juvenile Licensing ceremonies will be online. The Juvenile Driver Licensing Ceremony required by Code of Virginia § 46.2-336 gives judges an opportunity to have a positive interaction with teenage drivers. While it is incumbent upon the judge during the ceremony to impress upon teenagers and their parents the responsibility that comes with a license to drive, this can be done in a manner that is serious, yet recognizes the excitement of this important milestone in our culture.

The Department of Motor Vehicles sends juvenile driver's licenses to the Prince William County Courthouse for presentation to the juvenile. Once the court receives the driver's license, a notice is sent to the juvenile to appear for the presentation on a specific date, usually during the last 30 days of the temporary license. The ceremony is only for those who have received notification from us. If you haven't received a notice from us, please do not signup.


Safe, Responsible Driving Begins with You

  • Reject Ejection. Wear your seat belt to prevent ejection, which almost always means death.
  • Save Your Driver. Drivers are twice as likely to die in frontal crashes when back-seat passengers are unbuckled.
  • Sleep Nine. Teens need at least nine hours of sleep, which allows them to stay alert while driving.
  • Stay Sober. Alcohol use by people under 21 is prohibited in Virginia. The penalties for Virginia’s "zero tolerance" law regarding teens and alcohol include losing your license for a year, and fines or community service. Alcohol and illegal drugs slow reaction time and distort reality, making you think you're driving well when you’re not.
  • Check Your Friends. When lives are at stake, speak up. Always ride with sober drivers, always buckle up, and insist everyone else buckles up.
  • Use Your Head. Not buckling up, speed, inexperience, and alcohol are reasons for fatalities and serious injuries in single-vehicle crashes, the most common type of crash involving teens.
  • Respect Role Models. When first learning to drive, respect the ground rules your parents and caregivers set and stick to them. Pay attention to the advice from experienced drivers.
  • Keep Your Distance. Keep four seconds of the following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. Tailgating, speeding, and underestimating dangerous situations are some of the main factors in teen vehicle deaths.
  • That Text Must Wait. Texting while driving is prohibited for all drivers in Virginia, no matter their age.
  • Focus on Driving. Driving is a complex task and requires the driver’s full attention. Examples of distractions are blasting the music, loading up your car with friends, and using your phone, which is illegal in Virginia for those 18 and younger.

For more  information please contact 804-497-7100