In an effort to reduce wait lines and improve customer service, the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles has decided to open a new Photo License Center in Stamford, which will operate by appointments only. The new office, which will be located at 137 Henry Street in the Lathon Wider Center, will open on Thursday, October 30.
The DMV said that customers will be able to make one-on-one appointments at the photo license center if they need to renew their driver's licenses or ID cards, apply for a duplicate license, cancel their license plates, renew or replace disabled parking permits, and obtain a copy of their driving records.
“We are testing this new pilot program to make it easier, faster and more convenient for customers to get the services and information they need from DMV so they can get on with their day,” said Governor Malloy.more »
With midterm elections just a few weeks away, the Indiana Bureau of Motor vehicles has decided to extend hours of operation of all of its license branches and give residents more time to obtain their ID cards and driver's licenses.
On Monday, November 3, the BMV will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Tuesday, November 4, they will open at 6 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Usually, BMV license branches are closed on Mondays. At these offices, Indiana residents who don't have driver's licenses will be able to obtain their voter IDs, by submitting the required documents, which include: proof of identity (birth certificate or passport); social security card; proof of residency; proof of lawful status.more »
The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced that a new Drivers License Processing Center will be opened in Lompoc early next year. DMV officials said that construction efforts at a building on North H Streets are moving along, and the new facility should be able to welcome its first customers by January 2, 2015.
This facility will only process original, first-time driver's license applications, and will not accept any other transactions, such as license renewals or driving tests. According to the DMV, the new Lompoc office will have anywhere between 15 and 20 employees, who are expected to be very busy handling applications from hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants, who will have the right to apply for a driver's license for the first time next year.more »
Vermont's Department of Motor Vehicles has released a statement saying that breath test results will be considered public records from now on. DMV officials said that the Department will release test results after a police officer arrests a driver under the influence of alcohol, while in the past, these documents used to be released only after the driver appears in court.
Now, breath test results become public records the moment an arrest is made, and in addition to the roadside test, the DMV will also release the evidentiary test results, which include procedures for determining a driver's blood alcohol concentration levels other than breath tests, such as analysis of blood or urine samples.more »
The Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles announced that it has redesigned the state's license plates, and that the wave plate, which has been the standard license plate design so far, will not be issued anymore.
Starting in 2015, the plates that will be issued by the DMV will be entirely blue, and will not feature the blue wave. At the top of the plate, the phrase “Beautiful Rhode Island” will be displayed.
“All wave license plates will gradually be replaced in the vehicle owner’s normal renewal month and over a 24-month period beginning Sept. 1, 2015,” according to an article in The Providence Journal. The current license plate design was introduced 17 years ago.more »
The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles will allow veterans to obtain driver's licenses and identification cards that have a “veteran” designation on them, so that they can have access to various benefits provided by the state and private business more easily.
Veterans will have to verify their eligibility through the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, and apply for a replacement driver's license or ID card with the “VETERAN” identifier. With the new licenses and ID cards, veterans will be able to prove their status with state agencies and business offering benefits and discounts without having to carry additional documents.
“Once a veteran has verified eligibility, DMV is then able to issue a driver license or ID card with the veteran identifier. We can’t stress enough the importance of first contacting the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. If a veteran is not verified by the WDVA as eligible for this veteran identifier, DMV staff are unable to more »
Obtaining a new driver's license or renewing your current license in Wisconsin is now much easier, with a new application that gives personalized information that helps speed up the process and save customers a lot of time.
The Wisconsin DMV has launched the Driver's License Guide application, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and allows those who need to renew their licenses or obtain a license for the first time to find out exactly what documents they need to submit and what fees they need to pay before going to the DMV, saving time and money and avoiding the hassle of having to stand in line in a crowded room for hours.
All that customers have to do is answer a couple of questions, and they will receive personalized information, so that they know what to bring to the DMV before and get their license as fast as possible.
“Since obtaining and renewing a license requires an in-person visit to a DMV Customer Service Center, having all the more »
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicle introduced a new application for smartphones and tablets, which is supposed to make the DMV more accessible and help drivers get critical information as fast as possible.
The new app can be downloaded for free, and provides users with information on DMV office locations, wait times, AAA offices, as well as service listings. Additionally, learner drivers will be able to take practice tests on it, and get ready for the DMV exams. It offers more than 60 practice test questions, accompanied by answers, along with a quiz for parents, providing them with advise on how to help their kids pass the DMV tests and become safe drivers.
“This is another in our steps for making DMV easy to use. Now people can find essential information – offices and locations and wait times – while on the go with their phones or tablets,” said DMV Commissioner Melody A. Currey in a statement published on the DMV's website.more »
The Wisconsin DMV has launched a new service that allows customers to report motor vehicle crashes over the Internet. Citizens and businesses will be able to download purchase crash reports online, using the Wisconsin DMV Crash Reports application, which can be downloaded at www.wisconsindmv.gov.
“We know that there are a lot of details to address in the weeks after a crash. We’re glad to offer WisDOT customers this convenient new online service,” said Darlene Schwartz, DMV Supervisor.
With this application, car owners can search for a crash that was submitted to the Department of Transportation, and then buy the reports by paying with an online credit card or through ACH payment.more »
The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles announced that the local office in Ashwaubenon will be relocated this week. The DMV office, that was located on Hansen Road, will move to 2700 Vernon Drive on Monday, October 13, while the old office is being renovated. The new location is only one block away from the old office.
The old office will undergo renovation over the course of the next 12 months, and it is supposed to get a new roof, a bigger lobby, handicap-accessible restrooms, and various amenities that are intended to make the offices more comfortable for customers, DMV officials said.
“It will be cleaner, more efficient. The access door will be more advantageous to the big parking lot rather than the side where it is now,” said regional manager Don Genin.more »