UPDATE: 9:13pm 10/13/2011
The West Virginia DMV has found a temporary home and officials say the site in Parkersburg is garnering positive response from the community.
the old DMV closed suddenly after the building housing the operation was deemed unsafe. Officials form the Charleston office of the Division of Motor Vehicles say they're pleased with the new location next to National College and that all operations are once again available under one roof.
"Obviously DMV focuses in customer service and so we are pleased," says Public Information Director Natalie Harvey. "That's what DMV is all about. We serve the public. We have a big role in serving the public. So, it's a great thing to be able to do that in Parkersburg again."
The doors opened at 8:30 this morning at the new location in The Park Drive Shopping Center -- adjoining The National College Building.
Officials say this will be the temporary location until the permanent spot is chosen, which they hope will be either December or January, and although this is still a makeshift DMV, this location has its advantages over the past two spots.
A temporary full service Division of Motor Vehicles office will open in Parkersburg Wednesday.
The new location will be in the Park Drive Shopping Center -- adjoining the National College Building.
This office will be able to offer vehicle titling services -- as well as drivers skills testing, drivers license and identification card renewal and vehicle registration renewal.
The services currently offered at the Judge Black Courthouse Annex on Market Street will be moved to the Park Shopping Center location at the close of business on Wednesday.
Office hours will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Officials continue to search for a more permanent site.