Haverhill Registry of Motor Vehicles Hosts Ribbon Cutting

Registrar of Motor Vehicles Erin Devaney, third from right, was in Haverhill last October when a new Registry office opened in Riverside. Others pictured are Reps. Lenny Mirra and. Andy Vargas, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollock, Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, Councilors Melinda E. Barrett, Thomas J. Sullivan and Joseph J. Bevilacqua, and Mayor James J. Fiorentini. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News.)

Rep. Lenny Mirra, Rep. Andy Vargas, Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollock, Rep. Linda Dean Campbell, Councilor Melinda E. Barrett, Councilor Thomas J. Sullivan, Register of Motor Vehicles Erin Devaney, Councilor Joseph J. Bevilacqua, and Mayor James J. Fiorentini. (Jay Saulnier photograph for WHAV News.)

State and local officials celebrated the new location of Haverhill’s Registry of Motor Vehicles at a ribbon-cutting event Wednesday on Lincoln Avenue.

Mayor James J. Fiorentini joined state Reps. Lenny Mirra, Andy Vargas and Linda Dean-Campbell for the event, which came one month after the registry relocated from the basement of City Hall. The new storefront is said to be “fully accessible” and features a customer-friendly design, additional workstations, a larger customer seating area and free parking in RiversEdge Plaza.

In addition to licenses and registrations, the new location administers driver’s license permit tests in a dedicated testing room that boasts six testing machines. There is also a “business-to-business” area for insurance agents and automobile dealers.

As WHAV first reported in June, the Commonwealth entered into a 10-year lease for the property over the summer, with construction carried out by Salem’s James J. Welch & Company. The Winslow Properties-owned space at 223-255 Lincoln Ave., that was once a CVS also houses an adjacent Edible Arrangements store.