By Ashley Hupfl
ALBANY Lines at the DMV may be getting shorter.
The state Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering 35 expanded online services, which includes the ability to view the status of an identification card or driver license, renew, or replace a license online, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
On the state's DMV website, customers may now sign up for a free "MyDMV" account by creating a username and password and entering the information on their licenses or ID cards and the last four digits of their Social Security number.
"This expansion of the DMV's online services is part of my administration's efforts to make all the State government more accessible and convenient for New Yorkers," Cuomo said in a statement.
With an account, customers can register to vote, become an organ donor and buy a copy of their driver records. Customers can also sign up for email reminders about registration and inspection renewals.
"The goal of our Customer Service Initiative is to make our entire operation fast, easy, and convenient. This new online service is a win not only for the customers who go online but also for those who need to visit an office since wait times at DMV offices will also be decreased," Commissioner of Motor Vehicles Barbara Fiala said in statement.
Customers can sign up for a free account at www.dmv.ny.gov.