New Chinle MVD building opens March 29

Current office will be closed March 25-26 as part of project

PHOENIX – Residents of Chinle and nearby communities will soon be welcomed by a newer and larger ADOT Motor Vehicle Division office when they complete their vehicle- and driver-related services.

The new MVD building at the Apache County Complex on US Highway 191 is scheduled to open to the public on Monday, March 29. This building replaces the current one, which has been in use since 1971. At 2,487 square feet, the new MVD office will be almost 50% larger than the current office.

“ADOT MVD is pleased to open this new building in Chinle,” MVD Director Eric Jorgensen said. “The current building has outlived its usefulness and the new one will have more room inside the office, better parking and help MVD continue to offer a high level of customer service.”

As part of the opening of the new building, the current building will be closed Thursday and Friday, March 25-26, so computer equipment can be moved, connected and tested, as well as completing work to connect utilities. Customers who need to complete MVD services during the two-day closure can go online at or; visit another MVD or Authorized Third Party office location; or call MVD at 602-255-0072.

While the new building will open to the public March 29, construction work to complete the parking lot will continue through April. A temporary parking area will be used and customers should stay within barriers and observe posted directions. Because of construction in the parking lot, road tests will not be available March 25-April 30.