IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2006
NEWS FROM: Field Services Division 06-005
The new Department of Motor Vehicles office that opened Monday, March 13th, is 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, has 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 closed permanently on Saturday, March 4th. The Department had leased the Carey office since 1982 and was 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.
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Capital Improvement Project approved by the 2003 Legislative Session for $10 million.
BLM TRANSFER APPROVED:
March 4, 2005 for $339; saved Nevada $7 million.
Pace Contracting, Las Vegas
Tate Snyder Kimsey, Henderson/Las Vegas
NOTICE TO PROCEED WITH CONSTRUCTION:
March 21, 2005
CONSTRUCTION SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETED:
February 3, 2006
March 13, 2006
24,000 (Carey: 16,282)
435 (Carey: 229)
36 (Carey: 26)
No additional staff.