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DMV office in South Salt Lake closed after employee tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 9:17 AM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 14:40:29-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) announced early Monday that the DMV Office located at 2880 South 380 West, in South Salt Lake will be closed until further notice.

This closure is to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19. An employee that tested positive over the weekend did not have contact with the public but did have contact with other office employees. The office will be cleaned and sterilized and employees must be cleared prior to opening the office to the public.

“This is frustrating for customers and employees but unavoidable given the situation,” said Monte Roberts, the Motor Vehicle Division Director. “All customer appointments scheduled at this office will be cancelled. Those customers that have scheduled appointments are encouraged to schedule an appointment at other offices until the office is reopened.”

Until the building has been cleaned and deemed safe to re-open, customers will have to schedule appointments at other locations.

The closest ones are in Farmington and Draper.

It is frustrating for people who had appointments Monday and waited in line, but Roy Vargas seemed to take it all in stride.

"I think I’m going to just wait, when this comes open because that’s pretty far, Draper or Farmington." Vargas said.

He said he'd wait even though there's no time frame yet for when it will reopen.

"Yeah probably just wait," he said. "That’s all you can do nowadays is just wait and things like that happen."

New titles and registrations are by appointment only and cannot be taken care of at a drive-through.

To avoid local traffic, business and wait time issues experienced with prior office closures, DMV will not process new title and registration transactions in any office drive-through. Director Roberts continued, “We are also returning to the original intent for the drive-through service. New title and registration transactions require a longer time to process and create long wait times in the drive-through. These transactions will be serviced by appointment-only at an office, and will not be processed at a drive-through.”

Customers that are not able to process their motor vehicle transactions online and need to visit an office in-person will be required to schedule an appointment. Please check the website to find out if a mask is required at the office you are planning to visit.

To schedule an appointment please visit the DMV website.