Going to the DMV is not a task that many people do with pleasure. But, you still have to go there occasionally to get your license or registration renewed, to transfer your car title, or pay a ticket. The trouble is, once you arrive at the DMV office, you have to deal with long lines and even longer wait times, which is not fun at all. Another issue is that DMVs are usually open from 8:00am till 4:00pm or from 9:00 am till 5:00 pm, which makes it difficult for people who go to work every day to get to the DMV before it closes. Also, in many states, not all DMV offices have the same hours of operation, and they have different hours in different days of the week, which can be a bit confusing.
The Wisconsin DMV has decided to do something about it and make its offices more easily accessible. The state Department of Motor Vehicles announced recently that it would change hours for 29 local offices, a measure that will go into effect on September 3. All 29 DMV offices that are open five days a week, will now have the same schedule, opening at 8:30 am, and closing at 4:30 pm, from Monday till Friday.
With this new schedule, the days when DMV offices were opening early and closing late will be eliminated. Like most other states, Wisconsin DMV had one early-open day and one late-open day, so that people who work from 9 am to 5 pm, can go to the DMV before or after work.
Donna Brown-Martin, the Bureau of Field Services Director, said in a statement that the goal of these changes is to eliminate confusion for DMV customers and make hours easier to remember. While the DMV was trying to be more flexible with the early-open and late-open days, they have found that it just created confusion. That is why they have made hours consistent throughout the week, so that patrons can remember them more easily, as Wisconsin DMV deputy administrator, Kristina Boardman, said.
Now, with these latest changes to the schedule, a total of 1 hour and 45 minutes are added to the weekly hours of operation, resulting in 41.25 open service hours. In addition to this, the Wisconsin DMV has made several services available online, including changing your residence address, car registration and titling, applying for a duplicate driver’s license, renewing an ID card, scheduling a road test, or applying for a registration renewal, so you don’t have to go to the DMV in person if you need any of these services, which saves you a lot of time.