Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive William R. Steinhaus has announced his 2008 budget will include funds to open the Dutchess County Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Saturdays in 2008 as requested by Dutchess County Clerk Brad Kendall. The funding will provide staffing for the DMV branch office in the town of Wappinger on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
“County Executive Steinhaus and I want to expand our DMV hours to make it more convenient for resident’s family and work schedules to utilize the Department of Motor Vehicles,” said County Clerk Brad Kendall. “Adding Saturday hours makes the DMV more convenient and accessible to county residents.”
Dutchess County residents will now be able to take advantage of Saturday hours to renew drivers licenses, renew registrations, surrender vehicle plates, transfer vehicle ownership and more.
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) branch is located at the Hollowbrook Office Park at 29 Marshall Road in the town of Wappinger. County Executive Steinhaus first opened the Wappinger DMV branch in 1989 when he was County Clerk. Today, the Wappinger DMV branch has the highest use of all of the DMV branches outside of the main office on Market Street in Poughkeepsie. There are a total of five DMV offices in the county located in Beacon, Millbrook, Pawling, Wappinger and the main office in the City of Poughkeepsie.
“The Wappinger DMV location is ideal for so many residents because of its convenient location just off of Route 9. When we originally opened the Wappinger branch in 1989, our goal was to make the DMV more accessible to county residents,” said County Executive Steinhaus. “I am pleased to support County Clerk Kendall with funding in the 2008 budget to continue to improve accessibility with the expanded Saturday hours.”
Dutchess County residents will now be able to take advantage of Saturday hours to renew drivers licenses, renew registrations, surrender vehicle plates, transfer vehicle ownership and more. County Clerk Kendall has been encouraging county residents to “RENEW LOCAL FIRST” when they need to renew their drivers licenses and vehicle registrations. When county residents renew their drivers licenses and registrations locally, they ensure 12.7% of the transaction revenue stays in Dutchess County, helping to offset local property taxes.
“We are always looking for new ways to continue to provide better service to Dutchess County residents. County Executive Steinhaus has always been a great champion of making our DMV more accessible and convenient. Opening our doors on Saturdays helps us in our mission to serve the people of Dutchess County,” concluded County Clerk Kendall.