Governor Hutchinson Announces Arkansans May Now Register Vehicles Online

Arkansas among first states to make this service available

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a significant change to the way
Arkansans may register vehicles with the State of Arkansas today. While
registration previously required a trip to the Revenue Office, Governor
Hutchinson announced vehicles may now be registered online at mydmv.arkansas.gov.
The website walks Arkansans through the following steps:

  • Registering the vehicle
  • Paying sales tax on the vehicle purchase
  • Purchasing a new plate or transferring an existing plate to the vehicle

Through this website, Arkansans may now avoid the Revenue Office
altogether following the purchase of a passenger car or truck.

More than 643,000 vehicles were registered at Revenue Offices throughout
the state in 2017.

“We are proud to be among the first states to offer online vehicle
registration,” said Governor Hutchinson. “Through this new service,
Arkansans purchasing a new or used vehicle may conduct all follow-up
business from the comfort of their own home. Today’s announcement is a
strong example of our transformation efforts in action, improving the
day to day lives of citizens.”

In addition, the Governor also announced Arkansans may now order a
duplicate driver’s license at mydmv.arkansas.gov.
This website was launched in January 2018, initially offering several
new online services that previously required a trip to the Revenue
Office, including the following:

Check Title Status Online – This service helps taxpayers check
the status of their application for title.

Transfer Ownership – This service allows taxpayers to notify
the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) if they have sold their vehicle to
another individual or to a dealer.

Print Duplicate Registration – This service allows taxpayers to
print a duplicate registration online.

Estimated Sales Tax Calculator – This service allows taxpayers
to calculate how much state tax they will owe for a vehicle before
registration.

Pre-Registration for First Time License or ID card – This will
allow those obtaining a first-time license or ID card the opportunity to
pre-register online, reducing time spent in the Revenue Office.

Enter Medical Information – This allows Commercial Drivers the
opportunity to enter required medical information online.

International Registration Plan – This allows a first-time IRP
registrant to apply online.

Change of Address Notification – Arkansans may now update any
change of address online. State law requires notification within 10 days
of a change of address.

Request Records – Allows for online request for records
including a driver’s license status/clearance letter and a license
reinstatement requirements letter.

“Under the leadership of Governor Hutchinson, the Department of Finance
and Administration (DFA) is continually working to improve customer
experience through enhancements to services,” said Larry Walther, DFA
Director. “From today’s announcement to offering Arkansans a
confirmation text when a tax refund is processed, we are implementing
new tools that save our fellow Arkansans valuable time and effort.”

About DFA

The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) serves the
public, policy makers, all State agencies and State employees. The
Department serves the public by providing courteous and professional
assistance while complying with State laws. DFA is responsible for the
collection of revenues and administers and provides driver’s licenses,
vehicle titles, vehicle registrations and related databases for the
State. The Department serves policy makers by providing revenue
forecasting, fiscal reporting and assistance with the Governor’s
Balanced Budget formation and oversight. DFA serves all state agencies,
boards, commissions and their employees by providing technical
assistance and guidance on personnel management, budget, accounting,
federal grant/ intergovernmental services management, capital projects,
facility management and procurement to ensure compliance with state and
federal laws. Learn more at www.dfa.arkansas.gov.

About Information Network of Arkansas

The Information Network of Arkansas (INA) is a public-private
partnership between the state of Arkansas and the Arkansas Information
Consortium (AIC) that helps state government entities Web-enable their
information and services. Little Rock-based AIC is celebrating its 20th
year as the state’s official digital government services partner, and is
part of digital government firm NIC’s (Nasdaq: EGOV) family of
companies. A local tech employer, AIC was recently named to the 2017
“Best Places to Work in Arkansas” list sponsored by Arkansas Business.
INA operates Arkansas.gov,
the official website of the state of Arkansas, which offers more than
850 state and local online services.

About NIC

NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative
digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help
make government interactions more accessible for everyone through
technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more
than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal,
state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the
ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering
citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government
interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contacts

Information Network of Arkansas
Bob Sanders, 501-324-8915
bob@ark.org
or
Arkansas
Department of Finance and Administration
Scott Hardin,
501-682-5339
scott.hardin@dfa.arkansas.gov