DMV Discusses Online Services Unknown To Many Nevadans News

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Before you make an appointment to go to a Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office, which could take weeks, the agency wants you to know about some online services that not everyone is familiar with. .

“If you buy a car from a Nevada dealership, truck, or even motorcycle, you can register it online and get license plates in the mail without going into the DMV at all.” , said DMV spokesperson Kevin Malone.

Malone said some people may be reluctant to go online because they aren’t comfortable using technology. And there are other reasons why people don’t know about this online service.

“People don’t know because you don’t buy a car all the time. It’s an occasional thing, once every two years. And this is something very easy to forget. So you go out and buy a car and you’re glad you bought it and you just think you have to get in instead of being able to do it online, ”Malone said.

Malone said 25,000 people per month buy a vehicle from a Nevada dealership and half of them make appointments to visit a DMV to register that vehicle. If everyone did this online, it would free up about 150,000 appointments per year.

“If we can get more people to use the online registration, that will be a huge help for the offices. We see this transaction as the fruit at your fingertips if you will, ”said Malone.

A Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) location in Las Vegas on June 23, 2020.

There is something else Malone said that people might not know. A few months ago, you could only get a charity license plate by going to a DMV office. Malone said you can now get them online.

People who register an out-of-state car should always visit a DMV office. But the DMV hopes to bring this and other services online.

The DMV wants to learn more about customer experiences with the DMV to help improve service. The DMV asks people to complete a customer survey on its website. Officials said it takes around 10 minutes.

Veronica J. Snell