The state’s transportation department has identified a dozen Motor Vehicle Division offices that will be shut down.
But no timeframe has been set for their actual closure.
The department said it needs clearance from the U.S. Department of Justice before the offices can be closed because they offices also provide voter-registration services.
The transportation department is reeling from budget reductions and has decided to shut down rest stops, lay off employees and reduce highway maintenance.
The MVD offices slated for closure are in Ajo, Benson, Bisbee, Central Phoenix on 28th Street, Clifton, East Mesa, Fredonia, Kearny, St. Johns, Superior, Willcox and Williams.
Right now, the offices in Ajo, Clifton, Fredonia and Superior are open part-time.
“Inadequate state revenues are forcing tough decisions to be made,” ADOT Director John Halikowski noted in a media statement.