- May 6, 2005
- San Francisco Bay Area
I kind of wish we had those here. But they usually give you a couple dollars discount online. Extra $5 or $10 if you do it in person at the DMV. I just prefer to save a couple bucks and do it online. In my state you can do up to 3 years I always try to do 3 even though now I have expensive plates so maybe sticking with one or two years haha. Plus where I like to switch plate designs mid cycle it’s easier just to do everything online. Bet you can’t order new plates at those kiosk. We do have a mobile DMV unit not sure if they charge the extra fees or not to do it in person. I actually have a California registration and brand new set of unused plates with the original decals never used too. Found on eBay haha. June 2004 sticker and registration.
That's different than here. Because of service fees to use credit or debit, the cheapest way is to mail in with a check or do pay by cash or check at the DMV office or authorized agent. There's zero discount here for going online. I'm still not sure exactly what the fee is, but it says either 1.95% or 2.3%. This also says that some automated California DMV kiosks take cash, although it's probably a different type of machine than the ones I've seen.
It looks like online registration can be paid for in California with a checking account with no surcharge. It's the standard ACH payment using the routing number and account number. But that would still mean waiting for the card and sticker.
As for these kiosks, the same manufacturer apparently supplies a bunch of states. A lot of them just use the "DMV Now" name from the manufacturer.
Colorado MV Express is a self-service DMV kiosk that offers a fast and easy way to renew your vehicle registration
Nevada (although they might have different suppliers):
WV DMV Now
Transportation.wv.gov is the official Web site for the State of West Virginia and is the result of an innovative public-private partnership between the state and West Virginia Interactive.
VEHICLE RENEWAL IN UNDER 2 MINUTES! WALK AWAY WITH YOUR EMBLEM RENEW IN 3 EASY STEPS 1. SCAN Registration Renewal Notice (or optional Manual Entry) 2. PAY Credit and Debit Cards accepted 3. PRINT Registration Card & Vehicle Emblem SKIP THE LINE AT THE DMV Hawaii DMV Now is a self-service DMV...
Skip the line at the Florida DMV. Renew your vehicle registration in under 2 minutes at the MV Express Kiosk! Renew. Print. Go!
Apparently these states are supplied by a company called Intellectual Technology based in Indiana.
Self-Service Kiosk Solution – ITI
Our Self-Service kiosk solution is fast, easy to use, and allows customers to renew and walk away with printed registrations.