Burnet driver license office to close

A new, centralized driver license office for Burnet County will mean that the current office at 1701 East Polk Street in Burnet will be closing early in the new year. “The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is consolidating the Marble Falls and Burnet Driver License (DL) offices into a single office,” said Tom Vinger, of the DPS media and communication office. He said things would remain as they are for now, but eventually an office will be located on Mormon Mill Road in Marble Falls. The Burnet DL office has had only one employee on staff and could be open only three days a week, Vinger explained. That employee had had to close the office to administer a drive test or to take a lunch break. The Marble Falls office, now located in the Burnet County Courthouse Annex at 810 Steve Hawkins Parkway, already is open five days a week. “The current Burnet County DL office location is in a Burnet County building. and the space was being used by DPS at no charge,” said Vinger. “Burnet County officials informed DPS that they wanted to use the space, and requested that DPS vacate. “DPS subsequently conducted an analysis of current operations, factoring in future growth, and determined that consolidating resources in a single office in Marble Falls was a better option than finding a new location for the part-time Burnet office.” Increased efficiency and more consistent service to Burnet County customers will be the goal. “DPS also has designed the new office to meet the demand in Burnet County with the ability to add a fifth work station as growth warrants,” Vinger said. “The employee from Burnet will be transferred to Marble Falls, which currently has two employees. An additional employee will be added to the new office, bringing the future staffing to four customer service representatives.” An existing building at 1405 Mormon Mill Road will be renovated for the new office, with an opening anticipated early in 2017.

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