Farmington council OKs deal for new license officeNo more traveling to neighboring communities to get your driver’s license renewed - just head down to Farmington City Hall.
By: Michelle Leonard, The Farmington Independent
No more traveling to neighboring communities to get your driver’s license renewed - just head down to Farmington City Hall.
Farmington City Council members have approved a contract with Quick-Serv, the company that runs the licensing center in South St. Paul. The company will run Farmington’s new registrar’s office, which was also approved this week.
Farmington city administrator Peter Herlofsky has been named deputy registrar for Farmington. In his absence, human resources director Brenda Wendlandt will be the alternate.
The registrar’s office should be opened by the end of the month. It will be located right inside Farmington City Hall, just off the Third Street entrance. Terms of the agreement with Quick-Serv require the office to be open a minimum of 40 hours a week. At first, Herlofsky said, the hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the Farmington City Council has the discretion to change those hours if they adjust the hours city hall is open, as they have during the summer for the past several years.
Residents will be able to get all types of licenses — vehicle, driver’s, hunting and fishing — and the registrar’s office will offer more specialized types of hunting and fishing licenses, too. However, because passports are regulated by the Department of Homeland Security, and Dakota County issues birth and death certificates, those types of documents will not be available from the local registrar’s office.