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DMV office schedules change next week

Posted August 24, 2009 2:58 p.m. EDT

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.