August 14, 2008
The Alaska Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reports that registration renewal notices for vehicles with August 2008 expirations were mailed by the contractor almost a month late. "The notices are just now starting to hit customers' mailboxes," said Stacy Oates, Administrative Officer for the division.
Whitney Brewster, DMV director, said, "This unfortunate situation is being remedied and we regret any inconvenience it has caused our customers. We are working to ensure that registrations are handled quickly for all those affected by this delay."
The normal requirement for customers who choose to renew by mail is to send the notice and registration fees by the 5th day of the month in which the registration expires. However, since the August 2008 notices weren't mailed until after July 5, the DMV is working to process mailed-in renewals within one working day of receipt.
There are several ways to renew registrations. The quickest and easiest is to renew online at DMV's website www.alaska.gov/dmv. The registration and validation tab will be mailed two business days later. DMV also has numerous business partners throughout the state who process renewals. These partners can be found on DMV's website under 'Office Locations/Hours.' In addition, many I/M stations in Anchorage and Fairbanks offer vehicle registration renewal services.
Registrations may also be renewed at any DMV office. The normal $10 fee for renewing at a DMV office will be waived for registrations expiring in August 2008.
Measures have since been implemented by DMV to ensure timely mailing of registration renewal notices. Individuals with questions may contact the DMV at (907) 269-5559.
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