A southern Nevada supermarket will now offer customers the ability to renew or reinstate automobile registrations on the way to the produce aisle.
The newest self-service “DMV in a Box” kiosk opens today in an Albertson’s grocery store at 4850 W. Craig Road in Las Vegas. It is the first supermarket in southern Nevada to host such a kiosk.
The self-funded kiosk program went into effect when the 2011 Legislature passed Senate Bill 441. In the coming years, the Department of Motor Vehicles plans to deploy dozens of new kiosks throughout the state with no up-front costs to the taxpayer.
The new machines will offer many services including driver’s license and ID card renewals, the ability to print out driving records, and the option to reinstate vehicle registrations that have been suspended due to a lapse of insurance.
“The Albertsons kiosk is just one more step in our plan to bring the DMV into neighborhoods, employment centers and campuses across Nevada,” said DMV Director Bruce Breslow.
“Thanks to the Legislature, ‘DMV in a Box’ could become as commonplace as bank ATM machines,” he said.
Kiosks are presently located at all southern Nevada DMV offices and at five AAA offices in the Las Vegas valley. Earlier this year, the department placed new kiosks at two supermarkets in northern Nevada as well as at Fernley City Hall.
Nevada DMV customers completed 450,358 transactions at kiosks during fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30th. The total number of transactions completed by the DMV website, kiosk and other alternate technology topped 1.3 million in the same period.
The kiosk opening ceremony takes place at 11 a.m. Presiding at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Assemblyman Kelvin Atkinson, Assemblywoman Marilyn Kirkpatrick, and officials from Albertsons and the Department of Motor Vehicles.
“The kiosks are a prime example of state government bringing better services to the citizens while cutting costs at the same time,” said Atkinson, chairman of the Commerce and Labor committee, in a press release.