Breakers licensing facility to open in July

The new automotive center in Breakers will serve as a government vehicle inspection and registration center. – Photo: George Nowak

A third government vehicle licensing facility is due to open in Breakers in July, Planning Minister Kurt Tibbetts announced last week.

The new licensing operation, across Sea View Road from the South Coast Bar and Grill, will maintain the same hours as the West Bay licensing office. Both will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Mr. Tibbetts said he hopes the Breakers facility can spare residents in the eastern districts a trip into town to get their car inspected, and make it easier for heavy vehicles to be inspected at a purpose-built operation in Breakers. The government currently operates one licensing office in George Town from Monday through Friday and the other in West Bay.

“Those who live up that way will not have to cram the Crewe Road main depot during lunchtime during the week and they can plan life a little better,” Mr. Tibbetts said.

The West Bay vehicle licensing office is “bursting at the seams,” the minister said, with staff turning people away during Saturday operations when it is the only licensing facility open on Grand Cayman.

Mr. Tibbetts said government would “give it about three months” to see what traffic volumes at the three licensing facilities looked like before deciding whether another operation might be needed in West Bay.

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