Third party MVD in Arizona Thriving as State’s Motor Vehicle Offices Still Report Wait TImes over 30 Minutes
For almost ten years, the Arizona MVD has worked to decrease wait times for the state’s customers. Meanwhile, 3rd party mvd offices throughout the state continue to thrive, providing faster, more efficient service for a small convenience fee. It was recently reported in AZ Central that Arizona’s Motor Vehicle Division has recorded that the average wait time in its own offices averages 45 minutes for customers to complete their motor vehicle transactions in urban areas and 25 minutes in rural areas.
The good news here is that the state of Arizona is responsible for creating the private, 3rd party motor vehicle offices throughout the state. These offices are providing shorter wait times for Arizona drivers and vehicle owners. And, even though the Arizona MVD offices are still working to lower wait times at the public motor vehicle offices, the third party motor vehicle offices (privately owned and operated) are continuing to expand their service offerings, including issuing drivers licenses and Arizona state IDs.
A big challenge for the state’s motor vehicle offices in 2016 and beyond will be the looming Real ID Act and the number of Arizona license holders who will want to make their drivers licenses and IDs compliant with the new law. In 2020, if your Arizona drivers license or ID is not Real ID compliant, you will not be able to board aircraft or enter federal facilities. Therefore, the state anticipates increased demand as people move to have their credentials compliant.
Your time is money. For your next motor vehicle transaction, visit any one of the private, 3rd party mvd offices throughout the state for shorter wait times. Check out our statewide directory of ADOT authorized third party motor vehicle service providers at www.azmvdservices.com