The Mass. RMV has delayed its plans to close the Beverly, Massachusetts Registry Branch until November 1st. Massachusetts Registry officials decided to allow the branch to remain open, so that the Registry can find a suitable location for an RMV Express office in the North Shore area.
The Registry is trying to make the closing of the current Beverly Branch and the opening of the new express location as seamless as possible.
Express locations can be used for registration and license renewals. Other transactions such as paying traffic tickets, registering vehicles, and getting a Massachusetts Driver’s License must be completed at full service branches. License Suspension related transactions can only be done at Registry branches where there are RMV hearings officers on staff and breathalzer refusal as well as ignition intelrock violation hearings are only held in Boston.
In 2012, the Mass. RMV is scheduled to open up a new Branch in the Beverly Parking Garage, once it’s built.
People complain about the Registry’s decision to move branches from locations where it was paying rent to state owned buildings, where the Registry can operate rent-free. However, the complainers fail to realize that the Registry had its budget cut substantially and the money had to come from somewhere.