Word to the GA DMV

I never thought these words would travel from my lips fingers, but I just had an amazing, beautiful experience with the DMV.

Chatting with a friend on the way home from work (on my cell phone, while driving! Don’t lynch me!) I noted that I needed to find time to change my address on my license, and he commented that in California you can do it all on line. I remembered something Paulie said a while back (whether it was about a license or tags, I don’t recall) and thought “what the hell, can’t hurt to look” so I pulled up the DMV site and BAM! Like magic, there it was. Still, I had little faith my transaction would be completed. Database bomb-out, Murphy’s Law, whatever.

I was wrong.

I’m happy to announce that I was able to go on line, change my address, make sure they know I’m an organ donor and update my voting registration in 4 easy steps.

Welcome, to the Internets, darling DMV…we’re glad to have you.

P.S. One of the caveats in the confirmation is that there has to be an adequate photo on file. Mine makes me look like I just had a face lift, so I guess we’ll see what they think.

3 Comments so far

  1. kz (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 8:41 pm

    Don’t get too excited… I tried to use the online address changer, and got an e-mail about 5 weeks later informing me that they had been unable to process my request. My roommate had the same experience.

  2. Maigh (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 8:44 pm

    Yeah, I’m waiting for it to fall through. The one thing I have working for me, is that it’ll take me 5 weeks to find the time to go to an actual office…hee hee

    I’ll keep you posted!

  3. dp (unregistered) on July 6th, 2006 @ 9:56 am

    It worked for me, but the one thing that you should take note of is that you can only do it once (per renewal cycle, which is like 5 years min) – the next time you change your address you have to go in person. So if you aren’t homeowning yet, it’s a bit of a hassle if you move every couple years.

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