A new Department of Motor Vehicles location opened in West Haven Wednesday.
New signage at West Haven City Hall directs customers to the new DMV Express center in the basement.
This is the first DMV location designed to replace AAA satellite offices on the shoreline, which stopped offering licensing services.
The location is operated by the West Haven Chamber of Commerce, making it the first municipal-run DMV facility in the state.
The West Haven Service Center will only issue license and ID card renewals or changes.
The goal is for this new center to help alleviate congestion and shorten the lines at the busier regional offices in Hamden and Bridgeport.
The DMV commissioner said they’re considering a similar DMV office in Milford
“It’s been busy, it’s busier than I anticipated. We’ve already served 40 customers, there’s another 20 tickets out but it’s moving, we’re within the fire code, ever customer seems very happy, and the experience is much quicker,” said DMV Commissioner Michael Bzdyra.
This new DMV service center will be open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.