Keep in mind, this is after the previous owner had to be asked to sign the title in two different places, several months apart, and after that still wasn't sufficient, he had to be asked yet again to sign, and get notarized, ever MORE papers provided by the MVD. Yes, the fellow REALLY wanted to sell the vehicle! And there are three or four signatures, several months apart, to prove it!
The vehicle in question is a 1985 Ford Bronco, and is definitely a "fixer-upper". The selling price?$500.
After finally titling the vehicle yesterday, and receiving a state issued printed title, with my son's name on it, he bought insurance and went to the MVD to register it....only to find that even though he has a legitimate printed title in hand, the state's computer had apparently not caught up with ink yet..and still shows the previous owner as the legal owner...thus, they refuse to register the vehicle. They told him to come back tomorrow, and perhaps the computer would be caught up by then.
I voted for Governor Martinez, and generally support what she is trying to do, but I'm disappointed in the years and years of unacceptable customer service offered by the various branches of the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division.
My son just came back from his THIRD trip to the Bloomfield MVD to try to get his vehicle titled and registered, which he is doing on his own time, at his own expense.
After several delays in acquiring title, it was finally titled in his name yesterday, which allowed him buy the the required insurance yesterday afternoon prior to registering the vehicle today.
He just returned from the Bloomfield MVD office, after being denied registration, because they told him the computer had not updated the ownership information with state offices yet.
He has a printed title in his hand, with his name on it, and the proper insurance documents, and is sent packing from the MVD with no registration because the computer is too slow? I'm sorry, but I've experienced some of the most horrible lapses in customer service of my lifetime (and I'm 47 years old) at New Mexico's MVD offices, and it appears that it's getting no better.
He was told to return again tomorrow and hopefully the computer would be updated by then.
Unacceptable service from a state agency.
Rather than worry about banning fireworks, which is a problem for a few days a year, may I suggest getting to work fixing the crappy MVD system..which is a problem ALL YEAR LONG!
Cary L. Nickel