New driver’s license office being built in Morgan County

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia transportation officials said construction has begun on a full-service regional office for the Motor Vehicle Division in Morgan County.

The new office being built in Berkeley Springs will bring additional driver’s license and vehicle services to citizens of the Eastern Panhandle, officials said in a news release Thursday. Its opening is scheduled for spring 2023.

“We know how busy our regional offices in Martinsburg and Charles Town are on a daily basis,” said Everett Frazier, commissioner of the state motor vehicle division. “The population continues to grow in this location, and opening an office in Morgan County will help us provide accessible, more efficient and convenient customer service in this area.”

A staff of a dozen or more could be employed at the Morgan County office, and hiring will begin soon, Frazier said.

Full-service DMV regional offices offer driver’s license skills testing, written knowledge testing, vehicle registration renewals, title work, and other services. A motorcycle course will also be built at the new office.

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