updated: 8/11/2006 6:20:44 AM
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has re-opened six of its eight driver license reinstatement centers.
The BMV says the centers that are now open are in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Hammond, Griffith and Richmond. The BMV says it expects to open the other two centers in Sellersburg and South Bend within two weeks.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has re-opened six of its eight driver license reinstatement centers.
The Bureau’s reinstatement center in Richmond re-opened Thursday, one day after the agency’s Griffith facility re-opened. The BMV restored services in Hammond late last week. The BMV has eight reinstatement centers statewide.
Driver license reinstatement centers are now open in Indianapolis – Virginia Avenue, Fort Wayne – Pine Valley, Evansville – East, Hammond, Griffith and Richmond.
The BMV anticipates re-opening reinstatement centers in Sellersburg and South Bend within two weeks, although a specific timeline has not been determined for these locations.
Challenges with the BMV’s computer system upgrade prompted the agency to centralize its license reinstatement services in early July.
Average branch visit times rose in July due to initial challenges with the computer system conversion but have improved steadily in recent weeks. All BMV services are available, but the agency continues to aggressively address ways to improve the customer experience, according to BMV Commissioner Joel Silverman.
The agency recommends that customers needing to visit a license branch do so, if possible, on days other than Tuesdays and Saturdays, as visit times are typically longer on those days. Tuesdays are the busiest day for the vast majority of BMV branches statewide. BMV license branches are closed Sunday and Monday. License branch hours can be found at www.bmvexpress.in.gov Customers may conduct standard transactions at any license branch in Indiana, no matter the county, town or city.
In addition, online license plate renewals continue to run well and customers are urged to consider renewing via the web instead of going to a branch. Because of new, enhanced security layers in the agency’s computer system, some customers may need to visit a license branch to complete transactions that they normally could complete on line or at self service terminals.
Source: Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles