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Old 12-16-2010, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Talking Which state has the worst DMV and why?

I'm sure I will have a lot of people jump right in and tell me why their state has the worst DMV but I am curious to hear from people who have lived in more than one state and can compare different states DMV's in a sort of side by side manner. Here is mine.

I loved the Nevada DMV. Sure I had to wait like at every DMV but it wasn't crazy long. I went in w/ the forms they told me I would need. At the time when I was doing this you didn't need proof of residence I don't know if that has changed or not now. Anyway they asked my address and I told them. I took a vision test and turned in my old license. I paid my sixty bucks and they printed it out right there and handed it to me. After I had moved away from Nevada I was living in Oregon and I needed a copy of my 3 year driving report. No sweat I just got on the Nevada DMV site and paid $7 via credit card and was able to print it out right there on my printer.DONE DONE DONE. Nevada DMV IMO just gets things DONE.

After this I moved to Oregon. Oregon seems to be on the exact opposite end of the speedometer as far as getting things done. First of all I had to wait for a couple of pieces of mail from certain places such as financial institutions etc.... just to prove that I lived at the address in Oregon. Next I had to take a 32 question test on a computer (Yes it's jacked up enough that you have to study for it) even though I already had a valid license that I was surrendering from another US state. After all of this they give me this retarded piece of paper that is supposed to be my temporary license and I have to wait about two weeks and I finally get my real license in the mail. Now I have moved away from Oregon but my new employer here in Florida wants a 3 year driving record. I thought I would be able to print it from the DMV sight but then I remembered that I was dealing w/ the state of Oregon. You can't just get things done with the state of Oregon, they love their formalities. There is no option to do this on their sight. You have to print a form off the internet and then mail it in and wait for them to mail it back to you. Congrats Oregon, you are officially the big dumb kid in the class sitting in the corner that just doesn't seem to get it.

So that's my comparison of a couple of DMV's side by side. Nevada's may have changed as I haven't lived there for a couple of years but from my personal experience in both states the Nevada DMV rocks and the Oregon DMV is a joke. Either way what are some of your states DMV's compared side by side and in your opinion who's sucks the most who's is the best and for what reasons?
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Definitely California. I've never met the most rudest and understaffed people in my life. They bring their attitudes from home onto work.
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:41 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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California is also the worst I ever experienced. I went and bought an AAA membership once and traveled to their office for car registration b/c DMV is such a mess to do it.
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
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Vermont. Only 1 full-service location in Montpelier, and a trailer that drives around the state from town to town.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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They are all bad and pretty much societies great equalizers. Rich or Poor you enter a DMV office and you feel like a sub human-Orwellian-prole.

I once got caught up in a DMV bureaucracy between the NY and CA Office. It took 7 months to straighten out a problem because of an error made in NY.
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:32 PM
 
Location: colorado
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I'm sure I will have a lot of people jump right in and tell me why their state has the worst DMV but I am curious to hear from people who have lived in more than one state and can compare different states DMV's in a sort of side by side manner. Here is mine.

I loved the Nevada DMV. Sure I had to wait like at every DMV but it wasn't crazy long. I went in w/ the forms they told me I would need. At the time when I was doing this you didn't need proof of residence I don't know if that has changed or not now. Anyway they asked my address and I told them. I took a vision test and turned in my old license. I paid my sixty bucks and they printed it out right there and handed it to me. After I had moved away from Nevada I was living in Oregon and I needed a copy of my 3 year driving report. No sweat I just got on the Nevada DMV site and paid $7 via credit card and was able to print it out right there on my printer.DONE DONE DONE. Nevada DMV IMO just gets things DONE.

After this I moved to Oregon. Oregon seems to be on the exact opposite end of the speedometer as far as getting things done. First of all I had to wait for a couple of pieces of mail from certain places such as financial institutions etc.... just to prove that I lived at the address in Oregon. Next I had to take a 32 question test on a computer (Yes it's jacked up enough that you have to study for it) even though I already had a valid license that I was surrendering from another US state. After all of this they give me this retarded piece of paper that is supposed to be my temporary license and I have to wait about two weeks and I finally get my real license in the mail. Now I have moved away from Oregon but my new employer here in Florida wants a 3 year driving record. I thought I would be able to print it from the DMV sight but then I remembered that I was dealing w/ the state of Oregon. You can't just get things done with the state of Oregon, they love their formalities. There is no option to do this on their sight. You have to print a form off the internet and then mail it in and wait for them to mail it back to you. Congrats Oregon, you are officially the big dumb kid in the class sitting in the corner that just doesn't seem to get it.

So that's my comparison of a couple of DMV's side by side. Nevada's may have changed as I haven't lived there for a couple of years but from my personal experience in both states the Nevada DMV rocks and the Oregon DMV is a joke. Either way what are some of your states DMV's compared side by side and in your opinion who's sucks the most who's is the best and for what reasons?


Hopefully you'll never have to use the Denver DMV..They are the worse ever.
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Old 12-22-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Outside of Pittsburgh
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What I don't like about the process in Pennsylvania is that you can't get your plates at the DMV office. You have to go to a notary who sells them. It makes it more of a hassle than it should be.

The employees at my local DMV were also some of the most unpleasant people I ever dealt with. The notary guy was just as grumpy.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I don't think you can list an entire states DMV as best or worst. The worse DMV I ever set foot into was in Gaylord, MI, the best is in Ludington, MI. I've NEVER been in the Ludington office for more than 10 minutes total, plus the people are pleasant and very helpful. The one in Gaylord just made me want to drag the person over the counter and beat them to a pulp.

The one I was in, in Mass was pretty bad. One I went to in Maine was bad (Bangor), the other was great (Caribou); almost as quick and friendly as the one in Ludington, MI.

I think it is more office to office, than state to state.
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Old 12-22-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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What I don't like about the process in Pennsylvania is that you can't get your plates at the DMV office. You have to go to a notary who sells them. It makes it more of a hassle than it should be.
That's screwed up. LOL
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Old 12-22-2010, 09:58 PM
 
Location: dfw
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which state has the best dmv?
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