DMV to reopen remaining field offices to public

Posted at 2:40 PM, Jun 09, 2020

The Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen its remaining field offices on Thursday, June 11.

The offices were temporarily closed due to COVID-19.

Customers will be able to visit 169 locations for services that require an in-person visit. Appointments are required.

Behind-the-wheel drive tests are still unavailable. But motorcycle drive tests will resume.

The DMV continues to recommend that customers use online and virtual services when possible.

"Nearly all DMV tasks can be accomplished without an office visit," said DMV Director Steve Gordon. "To keep wait times down and to maintain public health guidelines, I ask you to only visit a DMV office when absolutely necessary and to come prepared.”

Limited in-person services include:

  • Paying registration for a vehicle impounded because of registration-related issues
  • Reinstating a suspended or revoked driver license
  • Applying for a reduced-fee or no-fee identification card
  • Processing commercial driver license transactions
  • Applying for a disabled person parking placard
  • Adding an ambulance certificate or firefighter endorsement to a driver license
  • Verifying a transit training document to drive a transit bus
  • Processing DMV Express customers for REAL ID transactions
  • Vehicle verifications
  • Vehicle inspections and basic control tests for commercial drivers

Customers and employees are required to wearing face coverings. Physical distancing is being enforced. The DMV also is providing hand-washing stations for customer use in select locations.

Customers are offered a text message that will allow them to wait outside the building until notified they are ready to be served. Entry into the building is metered and wait times may be extended.