The Department of Motor Vehicles office on Washington Avenue in Endicott does a lot of business every Saturday.

For years, the office has been open for a few hours on Saturday to accommodate people who can't take care of DMV transactions during the week.

Broome County clerk Richard Blythe says about 150 people visit the Endicott office on a typical Saturday.

Blythe told WNBF News that the office handles an average of 250 transactions during its Saturday hours.

Blythe said Saturday DMV hours have been offered in Broome County for about three decades.

The county clerk said some of the people using the Endicott office on Saturday are from outside Broome and that brings in some extra revenue to the county.

Blythe said the office frequently is crowded on Saturday but he said "people are understanding." He said it's important for people to have their paperwork prepared before they visit the office so a transaction can be handled as quickly as possible.

Blythe said he's spoken with other county clerks around the state and he's heard no "groundswell of support" among them to try opening their DMV offices on Saturday.

The state is planning to launch a pilot program to experiment with Saturday hours at some DMV locations.


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