CHARLESTON, W.Va.-Governor Tomblin and other local and state dignitaries were on-hand in Summersville Thursday, September 25th, to break ground on a new Division of Motor Vehicles Regional Office on Industrial Park Dr.
“We are pleased to start construction on a new state-of-the-art DMV facility for our customers in the Summersville area, with an opening planned for early-to-mid Spring 2013,” Gov. Tomblin said. The governor also spoke about the convenience this will now provide to Summersville area citizens. “Before, customers in Summersville and surrounding areas had to travel to Beckley or Flatwoods to receive DMV services. With the construction of a new regional office, customers in this area will be able to get their driver’s licenses, renewals, and vehicle registrations and renewals much more quickly and conveniently.”
“This is a great day—one the people of Summersville have been eager to see,” DMV Commissioner Joe Miller said. According to Commissioner Miller, the Regional Office Plan called for DMV to provide “reasonable access” to customers across the state, with the goal that all customers should be within 25 miles “as a crow flies” of a regional office. Based on this specification, locations were picked across the state, and construction began and has continued over the years in twenty-three different places.
For more information on DMV’s twenty-three regional office locations, please contact the WV DMV at 1-800-642-9066.