Monroe County Clerk Adam Bello recently announced that the Rochester Mobile Department of Motor Vehicles’ City Place Satellite Office, 50 W. Main St., is now open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
This move, coupled with the closing of the Monroe County Parks Office mobile unit, will eliminate customer confusion and provide an accessible location for all residents.
“It has become abundantly clear that we can do much more good for a greater number of taxpayers by concentrating our focus on a single, reliable, central location,” Bello said. “Over the past year, I have also had growing concerns about the inaccessibility of the Parks Office location for people with disabilities and mobility issues. It’s simply not fair to offer services in a location that is only accessible to certain individuals. In addition, we know from an analysis of transactions per day of the week that far more individuals use the City Place location and, because of its location, it can be more easily reached by public transit.”
This change is welcome news to advocates of those with physical disabilities.
“Inaccessibility at the Mobile DMV has been a problem for years,” said Stephanie Woodward, director of advocacy for the Center for Disability Rights. “We are thrilled that a county official is finally recognizing that access is a civil right and ensuring that the DMV is now in an accessible, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant location so that people with disabilities can have the same access to DMV services as everyone else in Monroe County.”