Thanks to the 2015 initiative by AAA and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to install Service Kiosks called "DMV in a Box," getting your insurance reinstated, printing your driver history, and renewing or duplicating your vehicle registration, driver's license, or ID has never been easier.
Nevada DMV Self-Service Kiosks (DMV in a Box) are electronic stations where you can take care of a number of transactions with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. You can also do some of these online from Internet-connected computers and by snail mail. According to the Nevada DMV, these machines save money for the department and customers' time from not having to stand in line at a DMV office.
However, these convenient mobile DMV machines haven't entirely replaced the necessity of visiting the official offices of the Department as you still have to get a few things done in person. On the other hand, if you need to quickly print out your driver's history or get a duplicate of your driver's license but don't have time to wait at the counter, the DMV in a Box is the perfect solution to your DMV needs.
Services Rendered and not Offered at DMV in a Box
Many services that used to require a dreaded trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles office can be taken care of at any of the DMV in a Box locations in the Reno area or elsewhere in Nevada. These services include the following:
- Registration Renewal
- Insurance Suspension Reinstatement
- Driver History Printout
- Driver's License or ID Card Renewal
- Duplicate Driver's License, Instruction Permit or ID Card
You must personally go to a DMV office for things like physical inspections of vehicles and Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN), learner's permits, written driver's license tests, and behind-the-wheel driving tests. Only the above services are offered at these DMV in a Box kiosks, so you'll need to make an appointment at local DMV office if you need something outside of these offerings.
Payments and Locations of DMV Self-Service Kiosks
Cash is accepted only at DMV in a Box kiosks located at DMV offices; at all other locations, payment can be made with check, debit card, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Discover). The machines extract a service fee of $3 for vehicle registration renewals and $1 for all other transactions. New license plate decals, vehicle registration, and driver history printouts are dispensed right from the kiosks when you do those types of transactions.
- AAA Automobile Club: 6795 South Virginia Street, Suite D, Reno 89511
- Scolari's Food and Drug: 3310 South McCarran Boulevard, Reno 89502
- Scolari's Food and Drug: 4788 Coughlin Parkway, Reno 89519
- Scolari's Food and Drug: 1300 Disc Drive, Sparks 89436
- University of Northern Reno Joe Crowley Student Union: 1664 North Virginia Street, Reno 89557
- Scolari's Fernley Food and Drug: 1400 U.S. Highway 95A, Fernley 89408
- Scolari's Gardnerville Food and Drug: 1329 Highway 395 #12, Gardnerville 89410
There are also self-service kiosks inside several DMV offices in Northern Nevada, including at 305 Galletti Way in Reno and 555 Wright Way in Carson City. By combining a visit to a full office with the use of DMV in a Box, you can easily take care of renewing your Driver's License while you're waiting to get your vehicle inspected by a DMV representative.