DMV branches close for upgrades starting Tuesday - WFSB 3 Connecticut

DMV branches close for upgrades starting Tuesday

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Anyone planning to head to the Department of Motor Vehicles this week should make other plans.

On Tuesday, all offices closed except for license services, while the DMV upgrades its computer system.

Offices are closed from Aug. 11 through Aug. 15.

The DMV said the upgrades will modernize how people interact and receive services from the agency. Many functions that needed to be completed in person will be available online.

"This computer modernization project will significantly change how customers do business with the DMV by making more services available over the internet and ultimately making it more convenient for the residents of our state," said Gov. Dannel Malloy.  "This will be the first upgrade of the Connecticut DMV's computer system in nearly a half century.  It will allow customers to conduct more routine business online, easing the burden on DMV offices and staff to provide better, faster service to Connecticut drivers."

Those who have registration, license or identification cards that expire during this time will have the deadline extended through Oct. 10. Renewals can also be done without a late fee until that date.

"As we gear up, we expect heavier than usual business," said Andres Ayala, Jr., DMV commissioner. "During this period, we kindly ask customers to also use AAA offices, if possible, for license and ID renewals. Once we open back up, we also encourage them to use our new online services. This will help reduce unnecessary waits at a DMV office."

All DMV services were expected to resume on Aug. 18.

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