The Department of Revenue and Taxation had its hands full at its main office in Barrigada Saturday morning as a long line of residents queued up to apply for and renew their driver’s license.
Because of the COVID-19 lockdown, there has been a backlog in the issuance of driver’s licenses and Real ID at Rev & Tax.
To cut down on the backlog, DRT decided to open its main office in Barrigada for six consecutive Saturdays to process applications and renewals for driver’s license or Real ID.
The new Saturday service started today and according to PNC sources, the line became unmanageable.
“It’s kind of getting crazy at Rev & Tax as people line up for driver’s licenses. There’s no traffic control. People are parked alongside the road and the line is growing,” one resident in line said.
Another said Rev & Tax contacted the Guam Police Department and asked police to come to the main DRT office in Barrigada because there were more than 300 in line for driver’s license renewals and they had to turn people away.
Under DRT’s new schedule, residents can now apply for or renew their driver’s license or Real ID on Saturdays from June 20 up to Aug. 15 at the Department of Revenue and Taxation Barrigada main office only.
The hours of operation for those Saturdays are from 7 am to 4 pm.
In accordance with Executive Order 2020-14 and Department of Public Health and Social Services Guidance Memo 2020-07, DRT reminds the public that they will be enforcing the following:
- DRT will operate at no more than 50% of its occupancy limit;
- Face masks are required for entry;
- Social distancing will be strictly enforced; and
- Individuals who are experiencing respiratory illness, including fever and cough, will be denied entry.
For additional information about fees, filing requirements, and forms, go to www.guamtax.com.