Starting March 4, the Ashland Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but will close for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each day.

Starting March 4, the Ashland Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, but will close for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each day.

The office is currently open Tuesday through Friday with no lunch closure.

The change provides access to DMV services on Mondays to Ashland-area customers and allows the division to shift some staff time to the busier Medford office. It also aligns the operating hours with those of similar-sized DMV offices elsewhere in the state, officials said in announcing the new hours. The change is part of DMV's ongoing statewide rebalancing of staffing levels to meet budget targets.