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Department of Motor Vehicles to Close Westerly and West Warwick Branch Locations

Gary S. Sasse, Director of the Department of Revenue, today announced the closing of the Westerly and West Warwick DMV branches, effective January 1, 2009. Days and hours of service will remain the same at all other DMV locations.

“The state’s fiscal crisis and the need to control state personnel costs have made it necessary to close two of the Division of Motor Vehicles branch offices in West Warwick and Westerly, effective January 1, 2009,” said Gary S, Sasse, Director of the Department of Revenue. “These branch locations were chosen due to the proximity to other DMV branches and the level of utilization, limiting the impact to the public during these challenging economic times.”

DMV Administrator Sally Strachan said, “The DMV is committed to providing solid customer service to our clients. The consolidation of staff into fewer locations allows us to cover transactions efficiently at our busier locations. As always, I encourage anyone planning to visit the DMV to first visit to see if your transaction can be handled online, hours of operations at the different branches and information on the paperwork you may need during your visit to the DMV. In addition, it is best to avoid going to the DMV on high volume days, typically Mondays and Fridays, as well as the first and last days of each month. We appreciate the support of the staff during this difficult financial time, and ask the public for understanding and patience when visiting the DMV.”

Pawtucket and all other DMV branches will continue to operate with existing hours.

Pawtucket 100 Main Street Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

Middletown 73 Valley Road Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Wakefield Stedman Government Center Tower Hill Road Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Warren 1 Joyce Street Tuesday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Warwick Express Rhode Island Mall Tuesday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday, 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Woonsocket 217 Pond Street (Dept. of Labor and Training Building) Tuesday - Friday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

For a list of services provided at each DMV location, please see

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