New DMV Express Center opened in Milford Thursday

A new, state-of-the-art DMV Express Center opened June 7 at the Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union at 977 Boston Post Road in Milford.

The location will offer customers the ability to renew driver’s licenses and ID cards while utilizing services designed to help streamline the transactions, including the ability to offer appointments, provide service tickets stamped with same-day times, offer self-service information kiosks, and provide text and email messages for customer convenience, according to a press release on the governor’s website.

“The service launched today is an innovative step forward, giving customers a reliable option to renew driver’s licenses, while at the same time reducing the strain on DMV locations,” Governor Malloy said in his press release. “This public-private partnership should serve as a model for how we can work together to make sure Connecticut residents receive the best possible services.”

The Milford DMV Express Center will be open every Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Hours could be extended in the future.

The following services will be provided at the location:

A convenience fee will be charged for non-Nutmeg members to complete these transactions. The office will not process commercial driver licenses, licenses with endorsements/restrictions for public passengers, suspended drivers’ licenses, and “Drive Only” license services. Those services are available at DMV branch offices.

Along with each of the available transactions, eligible customers at the Milford location will also be given the opportunity to register to vote.

Last year, the DMV opened a public request-for-qualifications process to find third-party vendors that could provide license and ID card renewal services in an effort to spur innovation and create a network of convenient offices in New Haven and Fairfield Counties to replace those that were in the region’s AAA Northeast offices, which no longer provide these services, according to the governor’s press release. In northern Connecticut, license renewals and other DMV services are offered through AAA Club Alliance, which has offices in Avon, Cromwell, Enfield, Manchester, Old Saybrook, Waterford, and West Hartford.

The Milford location is the first of several planned DMV Express offices that Nutmeg will open. Planning is underway to offer similar services at WorkPlace offices.