Certain services will be unavailable at the Chippewa County License Bureau from July 20 through 24 while the state upgrades its vehicle services computer system.

The Issue: The license bureau needs to update its computer system.

Local Impact: Some license services may not be available during the upgrade.

Certain services will be unavailable at the Chippewa County License Bureau from July 20 through 24 while the state upgrades its vehicle services computer system.

License bureaus across the state will either partially or fully close while this update takes place. During this time, there will be no motor vehicle services. However, driver’s license, driver’s permit and ID applications and renewals, as well as DNR hunting and fishing licenses will continue to be available.

The changes brought by the system update have little to no effect on the customer’s end. The majority of changes will happen behind the desk with data entry. According to Sandy Hodge, the Chippewa County Bureau Director, the update will primarily change how the data is entered and processed. Unfortunately, that means customers might have to wait longer, as the title work has to be processed before the customer leaves the office.

“It will be a challenging transition, as there will be more data entry with all new programming, re­sulting in slower ser­­vice initially. But the staff here has been taking time to get ac­quainted with the new system over the last several months and have gradually been learning,” said Hodge in regards to the update.

People who need access to services such as title transfers and tab renewals are advised to do so before the closure later this month.

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