The DMV is moving

This seems like such an odd story—how does a government operation not get its lease renewed?—but KOHD is reporting that the DMV did just that and now has to move.

The Bend DMV field office is moving temporarily to the former Bend Visitor Center, now owned by another division of the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The office will leave its current location after close of business on Dec. 17 and will reopen Dec. 22 at the ODOT Region 4 annex building, 63085 N Highway 97, Bend. DMV will operate at this location until a permanent site is ready for use in Bend. That location has not been announced. The DMV hopes to have one secure by January. It has to relocate because the lease at its current location was not renewed.

The temporary office’s hours of business will remain the same – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Wednesday, when the office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Just in time for the holidays…

The old Visitor Center is just across the street from and a bit north of Shopko.