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DMV office on wheels hits the road

Posted March 4, 2016 2:08 p.m. EST

— A mobile Division of Motor Vehicles office is expected to make its debut Monday in Wake Forest.

The mobile office includes two driver's license examiner stations and offers the same services as DMV's brick-and-mortar offices, officials said.

"This new unit not only gives us new flexibility, but it also offers a completely new tool in our toolbox for serving DMV customers," Department of Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson said in a statement. "It is the first of its kind, and we would not be at all surprised to have other jurisdictions in the country show an interest in this new concept."

The DMV will park the mobile office at 405 S. Brooks St. in Wake Forest, and it will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The office will then head on the road, setting up at the Creedmoor Volunteer Fire Department, at 101 Elm St., on March 10; the old Town Hall building in Scotland Neck, at 110 E. 11th St., on March 15; and the National Guard Armory in Warrenton, at 501 U.S. Highway 158 Business East on March 16 before returning to Wake Forest on March 21.

Operating hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at all stops.

The DMV plans to add three more mobile offices and make 70 stops throughout the state, officials said.