Hayward DMV to reopen April 25

DMV_LogoThe Department of Motor Vehicles announced that the Jackson Street branch will be reopening in less than a month.  From an October story:

The facility, which was closed in August for renovations, was scheduled to reopen in October but a hiring freeze prevented it from happening.

The office was closed Aug. 13 so that considerable infrastructure improvements could be made. Constructed in 1972, it was the building’s first significant renovation project, part of an effort to bring DMV offices around the state up-to-date.

After employees were sent to work at other branches, there have been retirements and reshufflings, and there (weren’t) enough employees available to reopen the Hayward branch, said Armando Botello, another DMV spokesman.

According to the above release, they’ve been able to hire and train new staff, so the Hayward and Glendale branches can be reopened.

THe DMV has encouraged people to avoid going to its offices altogether by taking advantage of services offered through its website.

Eric Kurhi