IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2006
NEWS FROM: Field Services Division 06-002
A new Department of Motor Vehicles office scheduled to open Monday, March 13th, will be the first to offer limited services during and after business hours, seven days a week.
The new Decatur office, 7170 N. Decatur Blvd. in North Las Vegas, will have two of the Department’s popular renewal kiosks installed on the outside of the building where customers can use them at any time, much like a bank automatic teller machine.
“We are extraordinarily pleased to bring this new level of convenience to the public,” said DMV Director Ginny Lewis. “The DMV’s kiosks are a key element in keeping wait times down while also keeping up with growth.”
Kiosk services include vehicle registration renewals, driver’s license renewals and reinstatement of registrations that have been suspended due to a lapse in insurance. The kiosks accept cash and credit cards and dispense the license plate decal or other documents on the spot.
The $10 million Decatur office, at Decatur and Elkhorn north of the Las Vegas beltway, is a replacement for the DMV office at 4021 W. Carey Ave.
With 24,000 square feet of space, 36 service windows and 435 parking spaces, the new facility has 8,000 more square feet, ten more windows and 206 more parking spaces than the Carey office.
The Carey office will close permanently at the end of business on Saturday, March 4th. Some of its 96 staff members will move equipment and documents and set up the new office the following week. Others will pass out maps and information in the parking lot at Carey. The rest will be assigned to other DMV offices for the week.
The Department has leased the Carey office since 1982 and is currently paying $36,000 per month. The state owns the building at the Decatur office and acquired the land from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for $339. This will mean significant long-term savings for the state.
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