State Rep. Kim Rose (D-Milford) today alerted residents of the temporary closing of Milford’s DMV Photo Center.

The measure, prompted by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), gives time to address a backlog as they transition to the new computer system that was recently installed. The Milford photo center will close temporarily in order to allow local staff to assist with manning the DMV branches.

“We have heard about the long lines at the DMV branches across the state dealing with the new computer system while handling the day to day business,” Rep. Rose said. “I understand the frustration of individuals who have waited a long time to be seen. I urge residents to postpone their visits to the DMV until this situation improves and allow the kinks to be worked out of the system.”

Once the computer system is fully operational, customers can expect major service improvements, including the addition of new online services, officials said. The DMV implemented a major upgrade of its outdated computer system to allow residents the ability to complete many transactions, previously done in person, over the internet.

Rose said, “The temporary closing of Milford’s Photo Center, along with three other centers in the state, should not affect immediate licenses or state ID renewals, as well as vehicle registrations since these have all been extended through October 10, 2015.”

Rose noted that in the meantime customers can use the AAA offices for license and ID renewals, as well as visiting the DMV online services.