Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles Headquarters and all local DMV field offices will be closed Friday, August 17th.

The closure is the fifth of 10 statewide mandatory unpaid “furlough” days for state employees scheduled for the 2011 – 13 budget period.

Customer waiting times tend to be longer on the days just before and after office closures, so DMV suggests that customers try to do business by mail or online, if possible, or plan their visits to DMV before Thursday, August 16th, or after Monday, August 20th.

People also can do some business with DMV online any time. Online DMV services include most passenger vehicle registration renewals, changes of address, and notice of vehicle sale. To access DMV’s online services go to www.OregonDMV.com/Online

DMV offices will reopen on their regularly scheduled days and times after the furlough day. For a complete list of DMV offices and their business hours, visit the DMV homepage.

The next statewide furlough is scheduled for Friday, October. 19th. For more information about the statewide mandatory furloughs, visit the Department of Administrative Services’ website. See the complete list of state agency closures.