Some 40 kiosks will roll out at grocery stores in Nevada, offering customers an easy way to renew car registration and perform other DMV related tasks from their local grocery store.
Nevada has approved a 10-year, $27.6 million contract to install kiosks in grocery stores statewide where Nevada residents can renew car registrations, extend drivers licenses and perform other tasks that would otherwise require a trip to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office, the Nevada News Bureau reported.
The new kiosks are expected to roll out next spring and are intended to simplify DMV transactions for the public, while simultaneously reducing the need for increased DMV staff to process transactions. The kiosks are also more convenient because they are open 24 hours compared to most DMV locations, which close at 5p.m., noted DMV Chief Bruce Breslow.
Fees charged to consumers will financially support the contract with Intellectual Technology Inc. to provide the kiosks. Most transactions will cost $1, while car registration renewal will run $3. While the new machines won’t take cash, they will accept credit and debit cards and will scan a check.
The state expects to add 40 kiosks at stores around the state in the first two years of the contract, most in southern Nevada where the DMV wait times are usually longer than in other locations. More kiosks may be added if demand warrants them.