The state Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding its program for electronically notifying motorists of soon-to-expire registrations and inspections, adding the ability to receive text alerts.
The DMV had previously offered paperless reminders via email for motorists who elected against receiving them by snail mail. When the expanded program rolls out later this year, those reminders will be available via both email and text and will be expanded to include expiring driver licenses, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
“These reminders, like our expanded lineup of online services, are another way in which we are making use of technology to increase efficiency, be cost effective and better serve the people of New York state,” DMV Commissioner Barbara Fiala said in a statement.
The reminders will be sent out for registration and licenses once a month beginning 90 days before the expiration date. For inspections, reminders will be sent out the first and 15th of the month when it is due to expire and again on the expiration date.
Via Cuomo’s office, here’s a clip of Fiala discussing the program: