DMV adding places to re­new li­censes, ID cards

The News-Times (Sunday) - - News - By Jim Shay

The state De­part­ment of Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles is adding more places to re­new driver’s li­censes and ID cards in New Haven and Fair­field coun­ties.

The agency and its part­ners plan to open new lo­ca­tions in Southing­ton and North Haven, as well as ex­pand ser­vice times in Stam­ford. This fol­lows the start ear­lier this year of DMV Ex­press of­fices in Mil­ford and West Haven.

This pro­gram is de­signed to make ser­vices more avail­able in New Haven and Fair­field coun­ties while en­hanc­ing ex­ist­ing part­ner AAA Club Al­liance’s cur­rent lo­ca­tions else­where in the state.

The new lo­ca­tions are planned to open in late Novem­ber and mid-De­cem­ber.

“We see this as a win-win for all our cus­tomers be­cause it of­fers ad­di­tional lo­ca­tions where they can go for li­cense and ID card re­newal ser­vices,” DMV Com­mis­sioner Michael Bzdyra said in a news re­lease.

Last year, DMV spon­sored an open re­quest-forqual­i­fi­ca­tions process to find third-party ven­dors for li­cense and ID card re­newal ser­vices.

It se­lected Nut­meg State Fi­nan­cial Credit Union of Rocky Hill and The Work­Place of Bridge­port for new DMV Ex­press of­fices.

The agency sought new places to re­new li­censes in New Haven and Fair­field coun­ties, which are no longer served by AAA North­east.

In late Novem­ber, The Work­Place plans to as­sume DMV op­er­a­tions in Stam­ford at 137 Henry St. It in­tends to have an ap­point­ment sys­tem only, as DMV of­fers there now, with sched­uled hours Mon­day - Fri­day, ex­panded from DMV’s two-day per week op­er­a­tions.

DMV ap­point­ments there will end Nov. 16. In ad­di­tion, the Stam­ford of­fice will no longer pro­vide reg­is­tra­tion trans­ac­tions, ac­cept li­cense plate re­turns and can­cel­la­tions, and is­sue driv­ing his­to­ries and dis­abled park- ing per­mits. DMV branch of­fices have those ser­vices.

In mid-De­cem­ber AAA Club Al­liance plans to open its new Southing­ton Car Care, In­sur­ance and Travel Cen­ter at 749 Queen St. The new Southing­ton cen­ter is sched­uled to pro­vide DMV li­cense and ID card re­newal ser­vices Mon­day through Satur­day as it does in their other of­fices.

Then also in mid-De­cem­ber Nut­meg Credit Union plans to open in North Haven a new five-sta­tion ser­vice cen­ter at 109 Wash­ing­ton Ave. It will be open Mon­day-Satur­day and of­fer the same six-day per week ser­vices as in the Mil­ford lo­ca­tion. It will al­low walkins as well as in-of­fice and on­line ap­point­ments for ser­vices.

Nut­meg Credit Union in June opened the DMV Ex­press Cen­ter in Mil­ford and ear­lier the City of West Haven opened a sim­i­lar cen­ter in city hall. For in­for­ma­tion about DMV and part­ner ser­vices and lo­ca­tions, visit ct.gov/dmv/of­fices.

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