DDOT Lands a New Kiosk Location

February 15, 2024 • Republished from Cool 98.7

Ok, let’s go over a couple of things our younger generation is lucky to have never experienced

For one, and THIS was the absolute most dreaded thing on the face of this earth – back in the day when you KNEW you needed to go renew your driver’s license or some other business that needed to be attended to – there was no easy part about going to the North Dakota Department of Transportation.(A) There was no perfect time to go in  (B) You were almost guaranteed a thousand people would have the same idea about going in as well (C) It was almost like going to the dentist, you put it off as long as you could, making it even more painful when you finally walked in

Those inconvenient days are long behind us

I so wish I had this available years ago when I was living in San Diego. NDDOT just announced they have a new location for one of their brilliant kiosks:

According to NDDOT – “…at the Family Fare Supermarket, 835 S. Washington Street, The kiosk was formerly located in the Kirkwood Mall…”  Once again, here is even more a reason WHY you should visit a kiosk – Brad Schaffer, NDDOT motor vehicle and driver license division director had this to say “We are happy to get this machine back into operation to serve the Bismarck area”

Ok, last question….”WHY is this kiosk so great? Does it do your laundry as well?”

Umm no, but it eventually could. dot.nd.gov explains it this way:

Kiosks enable customers to renew motor vehicles and 30-day and non-resident temporary registrations; update their emails and addresses; and request placards for mobility impairment.

Kiosks also support a variety of driver license-related services:

  • License Renewal
  • Requests for a replacement license or ID card
  • Road test scheduling
  • Reinstatement fee payment
  • Address updates
  • Donor registry information changes 
  • Status checks for license, driving record, and CDL medical card
  • Validation of date of birth
  • Duplicate registrations or decals 

I end this article by saying “The More kiosks the Merrier”