New DMV location to open to public May 21

by Bill Nachman - Posted on May 09, 2012 - 04:50 PM

Gloucester’s DMV Customer Service Center will be moving to its new location in the York River Crossing Shopping Center, Hayes, on Monday, May 21.

The current Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles office at 6577 George Washington Memorial Highway, south of Short Lane, will close for business at 5 p.m. next Wednesday, May 16. A DMV 2 Go mobile office will be parked in front of the new office to serve customers from Thursday, May 17 to Saturday, May 19, said DMV spokesman Melanie Stokes.

Customers can also conduct transactions through www.dmvNOW.com, DMV’s automated telephone service at 1-888-337-4782 or the mail.

The new Hayes center has more than 3,900 square feet, Stokes said, which will afford much more space than the present 2,500-square-foot facility. Stokes said the new building will provide customers better parking, safer road test routes, and additional amenities such as public restrooms.

The center will include six customer service windows, Stokes said, as well as three testing stations.