DMV Returns to Full Operation on Thursday

The offices will be running as usual on Wednesday.

The day after there were intermittent computer outages at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, the agency said they will be fully operating again on Thursday. 

"We have stabilized the system and we have our troubleshooters ensuring we have an ongoing process to continue reviews of the system," DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra said. "I want to thank our customers for their patience during this time. 

For Tuesday night, Byzdra said the DMV's online registration-related web services would be down through out the night as a part of system-issue assessments. 

Anyone whose credential, whether license or registration, expired Sunday, Monday, Tuesday or today, when services were not fully available, will be valid until Thursday at midnight.

There issue stems from sudden outages of computer processing or a dramatic slowdown of processes during customer transactions on Tuesday, according to a news release from the DMV.

The department advised anyone who needed to renew a license or ID card to visit an AAA office instead of going to the DMV and AAA officials said they became extremely busy on Tuesday because of it.

Anyone whose registration expiration date or license expiration date is today will have the date extended until midnight on Thursday, according to the DMV.

“We know this is an inconvenience to our customers and we are working around the clock to resolve this matter. We also want customers who have expiring credentials to know that they will be given a grace period to get their renewals done,” DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra said.

The DMV has been plagued by computer problems since switching to a new system last August.

Last week, the state announced it was ending an agreement with 3M, the company hired to handle the computer system modernization overhaul.

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