Motorists with an expired license or vehicle registration will have to wait until April 27 to have those documents renewed.
The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is scheduled to reopen on that date, as part of Cabinet’s 90-Day Public Service Operations Plan.
Speaking in the House of Assembly on Thursday, April 16, Transportation Minister Kye Rymer said services will resume both at the Pockwood Pond location on Tortola and the Valley location on Virgin Gorda.
Following the announcement, Opposition legislator Julian Fraser raised concerns for motorists who will need to traverse the territory when the soft curfew is initiated on Monday, April 20.
He asked: “What happens to those folks whose vehicle registration has expired, like mine has since March 31, when we lift the curfew on Monday? [Will] they have to wait until the 27th in order to get their vehicles on the road?”
In response, Minister Rymer said those persons will be allowed to drive to the DMV with their valid proof of insurance to have their vehicles renewed.
He said: “We know there are issues that happen from time to time where a vehicle may be out of service and they are on their way to get it relicensed. If they are stopped during that time, they would let the officer know that they are on the way to the Department of Motor Vehicles. Those plans are still in place.”
Set an appointment
Rymer further urged all persons seeking to utilise a service at the DMV to book an appointment by calling ahead at 284-468-4080.
Services to be offered include licensing of vehicles and sticker installation, vehicle transfers, registration for new vehicle owners, driver’s license renewals, proof of ownership, and shipment letters.
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