Local DMV offices closed

Published 12:41 pm Tuesday, March 24, 2020

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The state’s Division of Motor Vehicles has closed its offices in Edenton, Nags Head and Williamston.

But the offices in Elizabeth City, Washington and Greenville will remain open by appointment.

Due to concern for the health and safety of its customers and staff during the coronavirus outbreak, DMV has consolidated in-person services to offices large enough to maintain social distancing as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), until further notice, stated Steve Abbott, DMV spokesman.

The DMV has closed about 60 offices that have the fewest examiner stations or have office setups that make it difficult to provide customers with the recommended space recommended by the CDC.

The open offices will be transitioned to handle appointment-only visits and will limit the number of customers allowed inside at the same time, depending on the office size.

They will also no longer conduct road tests except for commercial driver’s license and medical reassessments.

All customers for the driver license offices will be asked to complete a wellness questionnaire provided by the state health officials to mitigate the potential spread of the virus in driver license offices.

Customers who have appointments at the open offices can keep those appointments, except for driving tests, and will be given priority if they reschedule their appointments after offices re-open.

Appointments can be made by calling the DMV customer center at 919-715-7000.