Online drivers license renewal program unveiled

Posted at: 01/23/2013 12:32 PM
By: Adam Camp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

New Mexicans can now renew their drivers licenses or ID cards online.

Gov. Susana Martinez and members of her staff made the announcement Wednesday morning at the MVD near San Mateo and Montgomery.

It took three months for the state to get the online system.

The state's information technology employees created the system. Taxation and revenue secretary Demesia Padilla said the state saved $2 million by doing that.

The system aims to help people get out of MVD lines, and online.

And there will be computers to access the website at MVD's across the state if people do not have access to the internet at home.

Daniel Driscoll renewed his license on the new system at the MVD Wednesday.

"It was super easy, really easy," he said. "I did my (vehicle) registration a couple weeks ago, and when this came up, I was like man, I want to do this all online, and now, you can."

People have to renew their license at an MVD every other time they renew. The federal government requires a new picture every 16 years, the state said.

People who are getting a license for the first time cannot use the online system.