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Headed for the DMV? Prepared to wait

Santa Cruz Sentinel - 10 Jul 2018
It had been five and a half hours since she first arrived at the Hayward DMV, and she'd just gotten a number and a chance to sit down. She was hungry and tired after not having slept much the night before. Someone had stolen Ortiz' wallet, and she ...

Computer crashes at DMV offices causing headaches across the state

WatertownDailyTimes.com - 21 Jul 2018
Frequent computer crashes at Department of Motor Vehicle Offices are causing delays and frustration across the state for customers, county clerks and DMV employees. St. Lawrence County Clerk Mary Lou Rupp and Jefferson County Clerk Gizelle J. Meeks ...

Answers to reader questions on those loooong DMV waits

San Francisco Chronicle - 17 Jul 2018
I'm getting lots of questions about those long wait times at the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and since it's so hard to get DMV reps on the phone, I'll try to answer some here. But first this advice: If you're frustrated about the DMV ...

California DMV Allows Customers to Apply Online

NBC Bay Area - 19 Jul 2018
Long lines to get or renew your driver's license might have just gotten a lot shorter. The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday that it will allow customers to complete driver's license and California state ID card application ...

DMV more tolerant on name changes for Real ID: Roadshow

The Mercury News - 19 Jul 2018
As customers complain about long lines for the Real ID, the DMV is clarifying guidelines for when names vary on various documents. Above, dozens of people wait in line outside the DMV office in Walnut Creek on June 29. (Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group ...

North Carolina DMV OKs license plate honoring woman's wife

WRAL.com - 19 Jul 2018
GREENVILLE, N.C. — The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles approved Wednesday a woman's request for a specialty license plate to honor her wife after initially turning her down. The NCDMV initially told Amy Bright of Greenville, who requested a ...

Former West Sacramento DMV employee sentenced for bank fraud

Daily Democrat - 20 Jul 2018
SACRAMENTO >> U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley sentenced Sarah Laray Sandoval, 40, of West Sacramento, Thursday to three years and three months in prison for her participation in a scheme that involved stealing mail and DMV data to commit bank ...

California lawmaker accuses DMV of 'fudging' online wait times

KCRA Sacramento - 17 Jul 2018
The DMV requested and received $23 million last year from the California Legislature to ramp up hiring, and another $46 million this year. Assemblyman Jim Patterson said, “The lines are still excessively long.” The Republican from Fresno added, “They ...

Ten ways to avoid spending your whole day at the DMV

San Francisco Chronicle - 14 Jul 2018
Those long lines at California Department of Motor Vehicle offices could get a little shorter when the DMV expands Saturday service early next month, but you could still spend the better part of a day there if you don't plan ahead. The average wait ...

DMV investigates startup that has disrupted appointment process

San Francisco Chronicle - 11 Jul 2018
As the interminable lines at DMV offices grow longer and timely appointments become nearly impossible to schedule, an Oakland startup offering “expedited appointments” for $19.99 has seen its business boom. Department of Motor Vehicles investigators ...

Oceanside DMV Closes Because of Flooding

NBC 7 San Diego - 17 Jul 2018
Flooding damage has closed the Oceanside Department of Motor Vehicles until further notice, officials said Thursday. An irrigation system leak flooded the office's front entrance. As a result, staffers have had to move some exams and appointments to ...

Oakland-based startup disrupting DMV appt. process

KGO-TV - 12 Jul 2018
Long lines at Bay Area DMV offices are almost always a given. But YoGov, short for YoGovernment, aims to reduce the hassle by promising express appointment bookings within two weeks for a small fee or your money back. YoGov CEO Ryder Pearce started ...

Department of Revenue working hard to solve long lines at DMV

Kansas City Star - 18 Jul 2018
The visuals speak for themselves: customers lined up out the door, frustrated and hot, trying to renew their driver's license before it expires. It might be a stereotype about the DMV, but it's unacceptable. My team and I accept full responsibility and ...

Going to the DMV? Be prepared

The Mercury News - 09 Jul 2018
Susan Odle, of San Jose, made an appointment in mid-April to change her name on her driver's license and waited for an hour and a half at the Los Gatos DMV, only to discover she didn't have the correct paperwork. She made another appointment for May ...

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