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DMV office schedules change next week

Posted August 24, 2009

Twelve offices of the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles will close briefly next week as they transition from issuing drivers licenses on the spot to “central issuance.”

In the future, drivers who renew their license will take tests and have photos taken at their local DMV, then will receive the actual license in the mail. DMV offices will issue 20-day permits to cover the estimated 7-10 days it will take for licenses to be delivered.

Most DMV offices have already transitioned to central issuance. The 12 remaining offices will make the change by the end of next week. The schedule of closures is as follows:

Carrboro (Carrboro Plaza Shopping Center, 104-GG) will close at noon on Sept. 1 and reopen on Sept. 2 at 8 a.m.

Clayton (208 Butternut Lane) will close at noon on Sept. 1 and reopen on Sept. 2 at 8 a.m.

Durham East (DMV Building, 101 S.. Miami Blvd.) will close at 8 a.m. on Aug. 31 and reopen at 1 p.m.

Durham South (DMV Building, 3825 S. Roxboro St., Suite 119) will close at noon on Aug. 31 and reopen on Sept. 1 at 8 a.m.

Fayetteville South (DMV Building, 2439 Gillespie St.) will close at noon on Sept. 2 and reopen on Sept. 3 at 8 a.m.

Fayetteville West (Eutaw Village-Bragg Blvd., 841A Elm St.) will close at 8 a.m. on Sept. 2 and reopen at 1 p.m.

Henderson (DMV Building, 1080 Eastern Blvd.) will close at 8 a.m. on Aug. 31 and reopen at 1 p.m.

Hillsborough (DMV Building, 1201 U.S. 70 West) will close at 8 a.m. on Sept. 1 and reopen at 1 p.m.

Louisburg (86 Tanglewood Dr.) will close at noon on Aug. 31 and reopen on Sept. 1 at 8 a.m.

Raeford (3144 U.S. 401 Business) will close at noon on Sept. 2 and reopen on Sept. 3 at 8 a.m.

Sanford (DMV Building, 2210 Carthage St.) will close at 8 a.m. on Sept. 1 and reopen at 1 p.m.

Smithfield (DMV Building, 3783 U.S. 301 South) will close at 8 a.m. on Sept. 2 and reopen at 1 p.m.
 

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  • james27613 Aug 24, 2009

    Another waste of money by using this central system.

    As for ID theft, anyone can print a driver license on your
    home pc, all you need is a good inkjet printer and you place
    the license in your wallet with the see through window.

    Most stores don't ask you to 'take it out', you just flip it out and the look at you and the photo.

    Easy to get driver license numbers, just like a phone number,
    seven digits, just pick your own and add multiples of 8 to it.

  • bkahuna Aug 24, 2009

    It won't take long before people start stealing licenses out of the mail or mailboxes.

  • usmilewme2 Aug 24, 2009

    With all the problems of our great mailing system, people taking mail and stilling identies you would really have too think twice about this. I really have mixed feelings on this.