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Do you need car insurance before registering a car in Virginia?

If I buy a car in Virginia, do I have buy insurance before I can register it at the DMV?

Jun 22, 2019 Alexandria, VA

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Ross Martin

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Ross joined The Zebra as a writer and researcher in 2019. He specializes in writing insurance content to help shoppers make informed decisions.

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The short answer is yes, Virginia does require you to have basic liability insurance in order to register your vehicle in that state. If it's helpful, The Zebra can help you get car insurance quotes from several carriers in your state. You can also give us a call at 888-807-3823 to speak to an agent.

Good luck and if you have any other questions, don't hesitate to ask.

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