County speeds up time for public to get vehicle titlesA new program approved by Douglas County commissioners Tuesday should help speed up the time it takes to obtain a title after purchasing a vehicle from a dealership.
By: Celeste Beam, Alexandria Echo Press
A new program approved by Douglas County commissioners Tuesday should help speed up the time it takes to obtain a title after purchasing a vehicle from a dealership.
Computerized Vehicle Registration (CVR) is a company that supplies a web-based computer program and training to license bureaus and motor vehicle dealerships across the country.
Danita Ward, Douglas County License Bureau director, said the program – which does not cost the county any money – acts like a bridge between a dealership and the state. She noted that revenues to the county will stay the same, and additionally, car buyers will have to spend less time at the license bureau office.
She said it would allow dealerships to have license plates and stickers on hand for their customers.
Ward told Douglas County Commissioners that through conversations she has had with the state, another participating license bureau, CVR and a local dealership, she feels the county should move forward with the program at this time.
CVR funds, she told commissioners, are transferred to the license bureau electronically as they cannot go directly to the state.
“This seems doable,” Ward said. “It will just be a matter of learning it.”
According to the CVR website, www.cvrweb.com, dealerships become a convenient “one stop shop” for customers by letting buyers drive off the lots with fully registered vehicles.
CVR processes millions of vehicle transfers and Department of Motor Vehicle inquiries annually across 23 states that offer the electronic vehicle registration.