Windsor DMV office to close

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 14, 2006

WINDSOR – The Division of Motor Vehicles will be closing the driver’s license office here by the end of the year.

According to Marge Howell, a spokesperson for the DMV, the office in Windsor is one of nine which were to be closed due to legislation passed by the North Carolina General Assembly. In an effort to save costs, the bill called for the closing of nine offices statewide that are open intermittently.

“We currently have three Mobile Service Units which cover the east, central and west,” Howell said. “One of those units will begin coming to Windsor.”

The trip to Windsor, which will occur on a monthly basis, was approved to be located behind the town hall by Windsor’s Board of Commissioners during their meeting on Thursday.

Windsor Mayor Bob Spivey said DMV officials had contacted Town Administrator Alan Castelloe about locating in the back of the town hall building in the parking lot.

Spivey said the area which would be used would not adversely affect the citizens using the parking behind town hall and suggested approval of the request.

Commissioners approved the request on a unanimous vote.

The schedule for the mobile unit coming to Windsor has yet to be established, according to Howell, but will likely begin in January of 2007.

The current office on North King Street is expected to close at the end of 2006.

Howell said the office handled 67 transactions in October which is busy, but not more than can be handled by the mobile unit.

The actual date and times of the mobile unit visit will be publicized by the DMV at a later date.