|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||March 28, 2011|
|NEWS FROM: Directors Office||11-008|
Ribbon cutting ceremonies for two self-service “DMV in a Box” kiosks at Scolari’s Food and Drug stores is scheduled for Tuesday, March 29. A 9:30 a.m. ceremony will take place at the Gardnerville Scolari’s, 1329 Highway 395. The second ceremony is at 2:30 p.m. at the Sparks Scolari’s store, 1300 Disc Drive. The kiosks can be used to renew vehicle registrations, print out driver history records and reinstate registrations suspended because of an insurance lapse.
“Carson Valley and Smith Valley residents have had to travel to Carson City to do business with the department since budget cuts forced the closure of our Minden office in June of 2009,” DMV Director Bruce Breslow said. “The closure of our express office in Sparks during the same round of budget cuts resulted in Sparks residents having to travel further as well. The addition of these kiosks not only brings some services back to these communities, it makes those services available beyond business hours.”
“We are very excited to provide our customers with this time saving convenience,” said Joey Scolari, Chief Executive Officer for the Nevada based chain. “Now our customers can do their shopping and take care of DMV business at one location.”
"The Gardnerville and Sparks kiosks are just one more step in our plan to bring the DMV into neighborhoods, employment centers and campuses across Nevada," Breslow said. "With the Legislature’s help in making our kiosk program self-funded, ‘DMV in a Box’ could become as commonplace as bank ATM machines. Also, if the Legislature approves self-funding, we will be able to add many other services like driver license renewals."
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