Mae Flexer

State Senator

Mae Flexer

Deputy President Pro Tempore & Federal Relations Liaison

An Advocate for Us

March 10, 2022

Sen. Flexer, Rep. Boyd Announce Reopening of Putnam DMV Office

PUTNAM – State Senator Mae Flexer and state Representative Pat Boyd (D- Brooklyn, Eastford, Pomfret, Union, Woodstock) announced today that the state Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will soon re-open its Putnam office, which has been closed for the past two years due to the COVID-19 viral pandemic.

The office, at 62 Providence Pike (Route 44) in the Stop & Shop/Dollar Tree shopping plaza, and adjacent to Interstate 395, is expected to reopen by mid-June. The new location will be open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays by appointment only.

“No longer will people have to drive 45 minutes or an hour to Norwich or Willimantic or stand outside in a cold or hot parking lot waiting to get their DMV business taken care of. The public and the staff will finally have a local office that’s convenient, saves them time and travel and is at a fully functional location,” Sen. Flexer said. “There are thousands of people in dozens of towns who are going to benefit from this expanded state service. I’m very grateful to the leadership of the DMV and Governor Lamont for recognizing this continued need in our community and maintaining the state’s commitment to providing these services in Putnam. They’re continued work to improve DMV services is remarkable.”

“For just about two years, residents in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner have had to drive just about an hour to DMV offices. I’m pleased that the Putnam office is planning to re-open to offer customers services in a more convenient location,” said Rep. Boyd.

“We are very excited to bring DMV services back to Putnam in a new location that will better serve customers,” DMV Commissioner Sibongile Magubane said. ” We want to thank all of the people in the Governor Lamont administration and across the state who worked so hard to make this new location a reality.”

“We have been dedicated to identifying a new location since closing our previous one,” DMV Deputy Commissioner Tony Guerrera said. “We look forward to restoring our presence in Putnam and serving the public.”