March 09, 2011

DMV Kiosk ready for business at City Hall

FERNLEY--Fernley residents no longer have to stand in long lines at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles office in Reno when renewing their vehicle registration or reinstating their car registration.

DMV Kiosk ready for business at City Hall | | The Reno Gazette-Journal

Now it takes only a few simple steps at the DMV Kiosk located in City Hall to get needed paperwork and tags.

A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held to officially open the new service last Wednesday, with Fernley Mayor LeRoy Goodman and DMV Director Bruce Breslow using a huge pair of scissors to snip the ribbon.

"It's a very exciting day. A lot of effort went in to this," said Goodman of the steps the city has taken to obtain the kiosk.

Goodman noted David Stix Jr., a former mayor, first initiated efforts with Assemblyman Tom Grady to provide the service in the city, adding, "This is a great day...It's nice to have this service in Fernley."

Breslow told a small crowd of locals and city employees that drivers can use the kiosk to renew vehicle registrations, print out driver records and reinstate registrations that may have been suspended due to an insurance lapse.

The transactions can be made with a major credit card, debit card or an electronic check.

Breslow noted that drivers caught with an insurance lapse can pay the $250 fine, and he added that there is a bill before the State Legislature concerning additional features of a future kiosk indicating it would be self-funded, whereas "now ,the state pays a lump sum out of the Highway fund."

Breslow pointed out that the DMV is the only state agency that has a cap on the highway funds it receives; and if the bill passes, thee could be more kiosks in more locations and those kiosks may have additional features such as driver's license renewals after four years, as well as registering off road vehicles such as ATVs, snowmobiles and the like. Other state agencies, said Breslow, may also be involved, and residents would be able to purchase their hunting and fishing license at a kiosk.

"We need the bill to pass, and this little boy will become a bad boy," said Breslow, referring to the kiosk.

Goodman said in the future ,the kiosk will be available six days a week. He noted the City of Fernley has an agreement with the Lyon County School District to operate a Computer Lab, which will be open to the public six days a week at city hall as well.

"It's very exciting, and I appreciate everyone's efforts," said the mayor.

Residents can still obtain DMV services on-line at the Nevada DMV website and can still drive to Reno, Fallon or Yerington to get those services as well.

DMV Kiosk ready for business at City Hall | | The Reno Gazette-Journal

Posted by staff at March 9, 2011 12:35 PM