OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) says services being offered at one Omaha/Douglas County location are about to change. So, if you're hoping to pay your property taxes, get your new plates and a new ID...you'll be out of luck...depending on your location.
For years, the treasurer's office off of 108th and Maple has been a one-stop shop for those wanting to get a new license, plate their vehicles or pay property taxes.
Beginning on April 12, "Services such as titling and registering a vehicle, or paying property taxes will be processed at the new Douglas County Treasurer’s office located at 15335 W. Maple Road at the Douglas County West Omaha Campus, the DMV says. If you want to obtain an ID or driver's license, you will need to go to the old location at 2910 N. 108th Street.
Douglas County Treasurer John Ewing said they're hoping the transition will better serve customers:
“We believe by separating the registering of vehicles and driver’s license services, customers will receive faster, more efficient service. Customers registering vehicles will no longer be in line with customers paying for DMV services and DMV customers will no longer receive services from the state and then come to the Treasurer’s side to pay.”
Before the pending separation, customers wanting to get a driver's license would need to take their test and then go to the Treasurer's Office across the building to pay for it. With the separation, state driver's license examiners will be able to handle the whole process which may mean less time at the DMV for customers.