The state is reopening four Department of Motor Vehicles photo license centers next week that were closed so employees could move to assist amid backlogs after a multi-million computer system upgrade.
The four centers reopening are at 12 Main St. in Derby, 386 Main St. in in Middletown, 70 West River St. in Milford, and 137 Henry St. in Stamford.
The Derby location is open on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Middletown location is open Wednesdays and Fridays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Milford office is open Tuesdays, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stamford office hours are by appointment only.
In August, state officials granted extensions for people who needed to renew licenses, registrations and identifications, but that extension ends on Oct. 10.
The DMV urges residents to act early to renew, go online, or visit AAA offices.
Those with registration renewals can go online at ct.gov/dmv/online to avoid visiting a DMV office.
Customers renewing registrations can check online for tax delinquencies, reports on overdue emissions tests or failure to have state-required vehicle insurance. These often hold up registration renewals.
The new online services DMV offers are:
- Improved online registration renewal program.
- Online checks for items, such as unpaid property taxes, lack of insurance, delinquent parking violations, which can hold up a registration renewal and cause repeat trips to DMV.
- Reprints of registration certificates from home or other computers.
- Registration cancelations online.
- Online ordering of special plates, such as vanity plates.
- Online ordering of replacements for damaged plates.
- Electronic notification by providing customers with an option for DMV to contact them either by mail or e-mail.
- Streamline efficiency of technology in the agency to with services in branch offices.