Custer County Driver’s Examiner’s Office to Open June 5

CUSTER COUNTY–According to Custer County Treasurer Sheri Bryant, the Driver’s Examiner’s Office is scheduled to open on Friday, June 5.

“Our next phase of reopening services is to get our Driver’s Examiner’s Office open to the public with safety procedures in place for both staff and our constituents,” Bryant stated in an email to KCNI/KBBN.

Regular operating dates of Monday and Friday will be reinstated with hours being 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Examiner will take one customer at a time into the room and will be following safety procedures with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in place. The public is encouraged to bring and wear a mask. PPE will not be provided by the State.

Both Skills Tests and Drive Tests will be conducted, with the exception of CDL drive tests. Those have not been done at the local site for some time and the State will continue having those done in other locations and with third party providers.

The public should anticipate longer wait times and it will be first come, first serve with the Examiner’s Office.

The County Treasurer’s Office has been operating within CDC guidelines with service windows operating at 50%. With the change in customer workload and our continuing need to keep the staff and public safe, germ shields will remain in place along with social distancing of six feet. Partition walls will be installed next week to allow more customer services windows to open and allow more efficient service to the public.

With an estimated 3,400 drive tests needing to be done in our District, the Custer County Treasurer’s Office was asked to open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through the month of June. The Custer County office has agreed to do this and will work with the Nebraska DMV to facilitate this service and help get as many driver’s licenses issued and up to date.

At this time, the State and Custer County Treasurer’s Office is planning on being open for the additional weekend hours in the month of June. As the month goes on, it will be reevaluated to see how the change is working and whether the Saturday hours should be extended into future month(s).

The additional hours of operation on Saturday will be appointment only drive tests and scheduled by the Examiner directly.

Bryant added that as with anything COVID-19 related, this is subject to change at any time.