A sign displayed at Greenfield’s BMV location notifies the public of its temporary closure. JESSICA KARINS | DAILY REPORTER
A sign displayed at Greenfield’s BMV location notifies the public of its temporary closure. JESSICA KARINS | DAILY REPORTER
GREENFIELD — The Greenfield office of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles will be closed through Oct. 2 due to statewide staffing shortages.

The location is one of 11 in the state that the BMV has temporarily shuttered in order to reallocate staff to other branches. There are 129 total BMV locations in the state. Christine Meyer, director of public relations for the bureau, said in an email that it has faced “unprecedented” staffing difficulties, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Approximately 12% of branch positions are not staffed daily because they are unfilled or because of staff absence,” Meyer said. “Out of an abundance of caution the BMV has instituted policies requiring any staff member who is experiencing symptoms not to report to work. In addition, our staff is impacted by children and family members in quarantine.”

The Greenfield BMV office, 1821 E. Main St., is expected to resume regular hours Oct. 3. In the meantime, the office in McCordsville, located at 5949 W. Broadway, will remain open for regular hours.

“In selecting the branches for temporary closure, maintaining access to services for Hoosiers was our primary focus. Larger or centrally located branches remain open to deliver consistent service availability and best in class customer service to all Hoosiers,” Meyer said.

Customers can also complete many transactions online at mybmv.bmv.in.gov.
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