Smithfield’s DMV service center will not reopen at current location

Debora Carley

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will not reopen its customer service center in Smithfield at the existing location, according to an agency spokesperson. The 912 S. Church St. location was closed in March along with the 74 other service centers in the state to limit the spread of the […]

The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles will not reopen its customer service center in Smithfield at the existing location, according to an agency spokesperson.

The 912 S. Church St. location was closed in March along with the 74 other service centers in the state to limit the spread of the coronavirus.

Spokesperson Jessica Cowardin said the DMV has been considering moving to a larger facility in the Smithfield area for years to increase service capacity.

“During the pandemic, health and safety concerns due to the inability to properly social distance and the lack of a public restroom at the current location have accelerated DMV’s pursuit of a new location,” Cowardin wrote in an email Wednesday.

The new location has not been released, but Cowardin said the department was working to open the new location “as soon as possible.”

The DMV offers online services like renewals for licenses, identification cars and vehicle registrations. There are mail-in options available for title transactions and some driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals.

Customers who need in-person services can make an appointment at DMV service centers in Hampton or Portsmouth.

Jessica Nolte, 757-912-1675, [email protected]

———

©2020 the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)

Visit the Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) at www.dailypress.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

Source Article

Next Post

Draya Michele Apologizes to Megan Thee Stallion for Making Light of Shooting Incident

Draya Michele apologized to Megan Thee Stallion following swift backlash to her comments about the rapper’s involvement in a shooting incident. During an appearance on the Wine and Weed podcast, Draya attempted to make jokes about the July 12 shooting, which led to Megan’s hospitalization and the arrest of artist Tory Lanez. “I predict that they […]