The Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles wants you to know you can save some time in line by going online.
Over the past few years, the DMV has been working to make many of its services available through the Internet. Now, the agency’s Kristina Boardman says there are just a few that still have to be done in person, such as obtaining a drivers license or state ID card. However, she says you really only need to do that once every eight years.
Otherwise, Boardman says just about everything else can be done online, such as records requests and vehicle registration renewals. Some of those do carry a fee, but Boardman says the cost is small compared to the time saved by not having to drive to a service center.
In the coming year, Boardman says they also hope to have a duplicate request system online by July. That would allows someone to order a replacement if their license is lost or stolen.
The push to go online comes as the DMV is changing the hours of operation at service centers statewide.
AUDIO: Andrew Beckett reports (:55)