New AAA center in Southington will offer license renewal

New AAA center in Southington will offer license renewal

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SOUTHINGTON — A Queen Street AAA center scheduled to open in December will be among a number of state Department of Motor Vehicles express locations.

The center will offer license and identification renewal and other services when it opens at 749 Queen St.

Amy Parmenter, AAA spokeswoman, said construction is going “as planned” on the building.

“We are targeting mid-December for an open date if everything goes as planned,” she said.

The DMV also announced Friday that it would add license renewal services at a North Haven location – Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union, 109 Washington Ave. Credit union president and CEO John Holt expects it to open in mid-December. It will be the eleventh Nutmeg State Financial Credit Union branch to offer DMV services.

The express centers alleviate traffic at DMV locations while drawing people to businesses like the credit union, he said.

Holt said there will be five kiosks and staff help available at the North Haven location for those looking to renew licenses, change their name on official identification and other DMV tasks.

The DMV hopes to make services more accessible through its express program.

"We see this as a win-win for all our customers because it offers additional locations where they can go for license and ID card renewal services," said Michael Bzdyra, DMV commissioner. “We are pleased with the continuing growth of DMV express.”

In addition to license renewals and other DMV services, the Southington center will offer car repair. It’s the first such car care center in Connecticut for AAA.

“It’s a model that has been really strongly embraced in other (states),” Parmenter said. “It really fits in well with the concept of multi tasking.”

AAA services in Plainville will move to the Southington location once the Queen Street building opens.

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