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November 20, 2017


The four-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend leads to long lines before and after

CARSON CITY – The Nevada DMV is asking the public to use appointments, online services and kiosks to avoid long wait times before and after the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

The Monday after Thanksgiving, informally called “Black Monday,” is the busiest day of the year for the DMV. The days prior to the four-day Thanksgiving break and the entire week after are also unusually busy.

“Happy holidays from our family to yours,” said Director Terri Albertson. “We have a lot of ways to help you save time with the DMV. Visit our website first. If you do have to visit an office, make an appointment.”

The DMV website,, offers nearly two dozen online transactions including address changes, driver history printouts, personalized plate orders and even original registration for vehicle purchase from a Nevada dealer. “DMV in a Box” kiosks can print registration decals and driver history printouts on the spot and many take cash.

DMV offices will be closed four days from Thanksgiving Day, November 23 through Sunday, November 26. Offices will also be closed on Monday, December 25 and Monday, January 1, in observance of Christmas and New Year's. Wait times are always higher on the first day after a holiday and the department suggests using alternatives or appointments on those days as well.

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