The Department of Motor Vehicles completed the creation of several new online services on Saturday evening.
DMV finished the updates ahead of schedule and the new online services are available to the public. They have been closed for many services during the last week while they upgraded their system.
The new services were schedules to start on August 18.
"The diligent work of staff, the planning and the preparation are what has brought us here ahead of our own deadline and gave us the ability to provide the public with these new services earlier than expected," said DMV Commissioner Andres Ayala, Jr.
The new services are:
* Improved online registration renewal program.
* Online checks for items, such as unpaid property taxes, lack of insurance, delinquent parking violations, which can hold up a registration renewal and cause repeat trips to DMV.
* Reprints of registration certificates from home or other computers.
* Registration cancellations online.
* Online ordering of special plates, such as vanity plates.
* Online ordering of replacements for damaged plates.
* Electronic notification by providing customers with an option for DMV to contact them either by mail or e-mail.
Now that the upgrades are complete, the DMV offices statewide will reopen to the public on August 18. Lines are expected to be long and officials expect higher-than-usual need for visits to the offices.
All of the new online services can be found here.