Lowell will retain a full-service RMV

The Massachusetts Registry of Motor vehicles will open a new full service branch on Middlesex Street in Downtown Lowell, in February of 2010.

The Registry’s Branch 450 Chelmsford St., which served approximately 400 RMV customers each day, was slated to close due to budget cuts. The Chelmsford Street location costs the Registry $172,596 per year. However, the Registry will be able to open new RMV Branch next year by obtaining low rent space from the City at the Middlesex Street location.

The new Full Service RMV Location will offer most RMV services, including license and registration renewals, plate transfers, out of state license conversions, learners’ permits, and driver license road tests. It is unknown whether the new location will be staffed by Registry of Motor Vehicles Hearings Officers, so that hardship license and other Registry Hearings could be held there.