The Office of Motor Vehicles is letting drivers cancel their license plates online. Deputy Commissioner Staci Hoyt says before the flood, car owners never had the option to cancel their license plates on the OMV website.

But she says State Police Col. Mike Edmonson asked if the OMV would look at this option, because so many vehicles were flooded.

“So it was creating quite the nightmare with our customers with having to physically to our offices to drop off a plate when they didn’t have a vehicle to get here.”

Hoyt says drivers wishing to cancel plates online will have to enter the vehicle’s VIN number, the plate number, and the zip code of the registered owner.

“That will cancel that license plate and remove any ability for a cancellation of insurance notice to be mailed to that customer, that license plate will be canceled.”

Hoyt hopes this will help the massive OMV wait times that have only increased after the flooding event. She says the office also has extended hours.

“We’re going to be open until 6:30 p.m. through the remainder of this week and we’ll also be open this Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.”