Nevada DMV Staff Shortages Causing Problems
The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles is experiencing staff shortages, which is causing severe problems with their “appointment only” operations at DMV offices across the state.
If you thought long waits at your local DMV were bad before the COVID-19 pandemic, the problem appears to be getting worse since last summer when they switched their operations over to “appointment-only.” According to an article written by Alyssa Bethencourt on KTNV.com, Nevada residents are having to wait up to four weeks to book an appointment online.
The Nevada DMV hoped to eliminate long lines at their offices by switching over to appointment only operations. Unfortunately, due to these staff shortages, instead of waiting hours at the DMV office, we are waiting weeks just to be seen. Per Bethencourt’s article, “At the beginning of February, 49 positions were open in Las Vegas DMV offices.” DMV officials say they are running about four weeks behind on appointments.
So, besides hiring more staff, what are the solutions being offered? The KTNV.com article explains that the DMV hopes that within the next two years they will be able to transition most of the services they offer online to alleviate this backlog of in-person appointments.
There are also two AAA offices in the Las Vegas Valley which offer many DMV services. Bethencourt’s article locates these offices at 927 South Rainbow Boulevard and 6905 North Aliante Parkway.
Although the Nevada DMV locations no longer offer walk-in appointments on weekdays, they do offer them on Saturdays. However, they warn that you should be prepared for a very long wait.
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.
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