On Monday, September 15, 2014, the Registry of Motor Vehicles will relocate its Boston Branch from 630 Washington Street in Chinatown to the second and third floors of the state-owned building at 136 Blackstone Street in Boston. This building was constructed around two ventilation shafts which vent the underground “big dig” tunnels below the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
The Boston Branch of the Registry houses the Driver Control Unit where suspension and chemical test refusal hearings are held. Hardship license, immediate threat, and complaint regulatory hearings will also be held at this location. Hearings for ignition interlock violations are held at the Quincy office which is located at 25 Newport Avenue Extension in Quincy. License Fraud hearings are held at the Special Investigation Unit which is located at 25 Stuart Street in Boston.
Parking at the new location is expected to be limited and the best way to get there is to take the MBTA to Haymarket Station.
The first floor of the building will house the Boston Public Market, which is a year-round indoor public market which will sell locally grown produce and other foods from the New England area.
Telephone numbers remain the same. You can continue to reach the suspension unit at 857-368-8200.