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BUDGET: DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES 

Richmond Times-Dispatch - Oct 05 3:31 AM
The Department of Motor Vehicles says it expects to keep on issuing driver's licenses and registering vehicles next fiscal year. But the $165 million-a-year agency is still making plans to deal with a no-budget crisis, just in case.

No mail delivery for Columbus Day holiday 
Appleton Post-Crescent - 38 minutes ago
Today is the federal observance of the Columbus Day holiday. There will be no home delivery by the U.S. Postal Service and offices will be closed. The state Department of Motor Vehicles offices are closed today for staff training. Some banks and credit unions may be closed, so call ahead.

DMV office to close till December 
Los Angeles Daily News - Oct 08 11:02 AM
SIMI VALLEY — The Department of Motor Vehicles office will be closed through Dec. 6 while the 17-year-old building undergoes a major face-lift.

Todays tip: DMV closed Monday 
Green Bay Press-Gazette - Oct 08 2:09 AM
Division of Motor Vehicles customer service centers and phone services throughout the state will be closed for business Monday so that all front-line customer service representatives can attend training sessions. The Department of Transportations automated phone system which allows motorists to make road test appointments and provides answers to some questions but does not connect the caller to a

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In the United States of America, Department of Motor Vehicles (or DMV) is the most common name of the government agency of department of motor vehicle a U.S. state which administers the registration of automobiles (e.g., by issuing license plates), deparment of motor vehicles and/or the licensing of drivers (e.g., by issuing driver's licenses). In some states these two functions are department of motorvehicles performed by separate state agencies.

Contents

  • 1 Terminology dpartment of motor vehicles and organization
    • 1.1 Names
    • 1.2 Organization within the deprtment of motor vehicles government
    • 1.3 Jurisdiction and exceptions
  • 2 Driver's licenses and department of moter vehicles identification
  • 3 The DMV in depatment of motor vehicles popular culture
  • 4 Equivalent agencies in other countries
  • 5 External department of motor vehiclas links
    • 5.1 Official sites
    • 5.2 Unofficial DMV Guides

Terminology and organization

Driver licensing and vehicle registration in the United States florida department of motor vehicles is handled by the state government in all states but Hawaii, where counties perform DMV functions. Although the federal government virginia department of motor vehicles could theoretically take arizona department of motor vehicles over such functions through its ability to regulate interstate commerce, it has refrained from doing so.

Names

The phrase texas department of motor vehicles "DMV" is most commonly used to describe the agency (where it exists); however, diverse titles are new york state department of motor vehicles used in different states:

  • Department of Motor Vehicles (California)
  • Bureau of georgia department of motor vehicles Motor Vehicles (Ohio, Indiana)
  • Registry of Motor Vehicles (Massachusetts)
  • Motor Vehicle oregon department of motor vehicles Division (Arizona, New Mexico)
  • Driver and Vehicle Services Division (Minnesota)
  • Motor Vehicle Administration (Maryland)
  • Office of north carolina department of motor vehicles Motor Vehicles (Louisiana)
  • Department of State / Secretary of State (Michigan)
  • Secretary of State, Vehicle Services Department and Driver Services Department (Illinois)
  • Transportation Cabinet (Kentucky)
  • Motor Vehicle wisconsin department of motor vehicles Commission (New Jersey)
    • New Jersey has confusing titles for the illinois department of motor vehicles high office holders in this part of government: The head colorado department of motor vehicles of the New Jersey Department of ohio department of motor vehicles Transportation is referred to as the "Commissioner," while the head of the MVC/MVS is referred to as the "Chief Administrator."
  • Department of Driver Services (Georgia)
  • Department of Motor louisiana department of motor vehicles Vehicles and Public Safety (Nevada - former title of a south carolina department of motor vehicles department which has since been divided)
  • Department of Licensing (Washington)
  • Department of maryland department of motor vehicles Transportation (Iowa)
    • Oregon Department of Transportation, Driver and Motor Vehicles Division (DMV) indiana department of motor vehicles (Oregon)
    • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Pennsylvania)
    • Texas Department of Transportation, Vehicle Title and Registration Services (Texas)
    • Motor Vehicle Division North Dakota [vehicle registrations]
    • Drivers License pennsylvania department of motor vehicles and Traffic Safety Division North minnesota department of motor vehicles Dakota [driver licensing]
  • Department of Safety, Division of Motor Vehicles (New Hampshire)
    • Texas Department of Safety, Driver License Division (Texas)

Organization within missouri department of motor vehicles the government

Furthermore, there is much diversity in how the nys department of motor vehicles Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent) is situated within the structure new jersey department of motor vehicles of a state's government.

Hawaii is the only U.S. state where no part new york department of motor vehicles of the state government performs DMV functions; it has completely nevada department of motor vehicles delegated vehicle registration and driver licensing to county governments. In the City & County of vermont department of motor vehicles Honolulu, the functions are further delegated to an tennessee department of motor vehicles office of the Department of Finance.

In Kentucky, the Transportation Cabinet sets the policies alabama department of motor vehicles and designs for licenses and vehicle registration, but the actual registration and licensing are handled department of motor vehicles california by offices of the county governments.

In the District of Columbia, which is not part of any state, connecticut department of motor vehicles the DMV (formerly the Bureau of Motor Vehicle Services) is part of nc department of motor vehicles the city government.

In a few states, driver's licenses and vehicle registrations are handled by separate departments. For example, in the state oklahoma department of motor vehicles washington state department of motor vehicles of Washington, the Department of Motor Vehicles only deals with vehicle registrations, while the Department of Licensing is responsible for driver's licenses. Similarly, a separate nebraska department of motor vehicles department may administer vehicle inspection. For example, in Virginia, the Department of Motor pa department of motor vehicles Vehicles handles both driver licensing department of motor vehicles florida and vehicle registration, while the Virginia State Police and the Department of Environmental Quality administer safety inspection washington department of motor vehicles and emission inspection, respectively.

In others, the DMV is not a separate cabinet-level department, but instead is west virginia department of motor vehicles a division or bureau within a larger department. Examples of departments which perform DMV maine department of motor vehicles functions include the Department of Justice (Montana), the Department of Public Safety nj department of motor vehicles (Texas), the Department of iowa department of motor vehicles Revenue (Missouri and Arkansas), and the Department of Transportation (Pennsylvania and New Jersey). In New Hampshire, the Division of Motor Vehicles is new mexico department of motor vehicles a division of the Department of Safety.

Some states do not kansas department of motor vehicles separate DMV functions into distinct organizational entities at all, but simply bundle them into a utah department of motor vehicles laundry list of responsibilities assigned to an existing government agency. Thus, in Michigan and Illinois, sc department of motor vehicles the Secretary of State's offices perform responsibilities which would arkansas department of motor vehicles be handled by the DMV in other states.

Jurisdiction and massachusetts department of motor vehicles exceptions

Usually, all long-term residents of a state who wish to operate motor alaska department of motor vehicles vehicles must possess a driver's license issued by department of motor vehicles maryland their state DMV, and their vehicles must show license plates (and current registration tags or stickers) issued idaho department of motor vehicles by that agency.

The main exceptions to this rule are vehicles registered by the federal government. The Office of Foreign new hampshire department of motor vehicles Missions at the U.S. Department of State has a Diplomatic Motor Vehicles program which issues driver's mississippi department of motor vehicles montana department of motor vehicles licenses to foreign diplomats and their dependents, registers their vehicles, and issues special "CONSUL" license plates. The ct department of motor vehicles General Services Administration issues vehicle plates for the federal vehicle fleet (although federal employees department of motor vehicles new york who drive must hold driver's licenses issued by their home state).

In some florida department of highway safety and motor vehicles states, besides conducting the written and hands-on driving tests that are a prerequisite to earning a driver's license, department of motor vehicles virginia DMVs also regulate private driving schools and their instructors.

Driver's licenses and identification

In countries with no national identification card (like kentucky department of motor vehicles the United States), driver's licenses have often become the de facto identification card for many purposes, and DMVs have effectively become ny department of motor vehicles the agency responsible for verifying identity in their respective states. See Identity documents michigan department of motor vehicles in the United States.

The DMV in popular culture

DMVs in az department of motor vehicles general have a reputation for mediocre and sometimes rude customer service and long wait times. florida department of motor vehicles dui lawsuits As a result, jokes about DMVs have become common (and even somewhat of a salisbury maryland department of motor vehicles cliché) in American comedy, and DMVs are often the wv department of motor vehicles subject of satire in television shows and movies. Humor about long lines, unenthusiastic employees and department of motor vehicles arizona departmental policies is common, as ga department of motor vehicles are stereotypical depictions of driving testers, usually portrayed as unsympathetic and callous. However, some home dmv california department of motor vehicles DMV services are now available by mail or via the Internet, making some of this humor somewhat ny state department of motor vehicles irrelevant to the actual operation of hawaii department of motor vehicles many departments.

In the popular American television show The Simpsons, Patty and Selma (Marge Simpson's california department of motor vehicles home sisters) work at the DMV.

The American rock band Primus released a song called DMV on their 1993 album Pork Soda.

In the california department of motor vehicles riverside American cartoon Megas XLR (aired on the Cartoon Network), the main character, Coop, has his giant department of motor vehicles practice permit test robot towed for parking in the wrong place, and is nh department of motor vehicles forced to go to the DMV when he finds nys department of motor vehicles permit practice test out his license has expired. He is noted as saying, several times throughout the episode, "I hate the rhode island department of motor vehicles DMV!"

In a recent Family Guy episode, Peter's south dakota department of motor vehicles ancestor, Nate Griffin (who is portrayed to be black), sought his revenge on white people for slavery by inventing the DMV.

In the state of california department of motor vehicles Seinfeld episode california department of motor vehicles id status "The Fusilli Jerry", the DMV gives Kramer someone else's license plates, which read "ASSMAN".

In a dc department of motor vehicles cell phone commercial a man being held against his will watches in mn department of motor vehicles agony as his captors use up his cell phone california department of motor vehicles homepage minutes as a means of torture. this process concludes with a call to the Department of Motor california franchise tax board department of motor vehicles Vehicles.

In a recent Punk'd episode, Kutcher mathematically teamed up with DMV when they chicago department of motor vehicles pranked Sugar Ray Leonard.[1]

In another recent radio commercial for buffalo wings, a man department of motor vehicles georgia walks up to a desk and an unenthusisastic woman says in an agitated voice "Welcome to the DMV, department of motor vehicles in california how can I help you?".

Equivalent agencies in other countries

  • United Kingdom department of motor vehicles minnesota – Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
  • Canada (Province of Québec) - Société de l'Assurance Automobile du Québec
  • Canada (Province of department of motor vehicles ny Ontario) department of motor vehicles texas - Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO)
  • Bulgaria - Traffic Police
  • Sweden – Swedish National Road Administration

External links

Official sites

  • American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators

Unofficial DMV Guides

  • DMV information
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