JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii --
Military members, their families and civilian employees stand to lose the convenience of registering their vehicles here at JBPHH if use of the service continues to decline.
The satellite Department of Motor Vehicles office, which began a pilot program in April 2014, may be shut down if not used more frequently, according to Lynn Gillespie, Pearl Ridge DMV community relations specialist.
“The location of this office is very convenient for the military personnel here,” said Gillespie. “Parking is favorable, and using our services here can save those a lot of time because they do not have to leave base. A big issue we are having is there is no information about us here on base, so this satellite office is not being used to its full potential.”
The benefits provided by the Pearl Harbor DMV include; registering vehicles, out of state permits, transfer of ownership, replacement/ordering new plates, updating information, and providing particulars for other services outside of motor vehicles.
The satellite vehicle registration office operates on an online scheduling appointment system, that Airmen and Sailors have said is easy and efficient.
“It was extremely convenient to make my same day appointment on base. I was helped right away, and they provided great service,” said 2nd Lt. Allyssa Schimmoeller, 647th Force Support Squadron chief of readiness and plans. “Being able to stay on base to take care of my registration needs saved me ample amount of time, and the trouble of dealing with parking and traffic off base.”
All that is required of those who have made an appointment is to show up 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time, with all appropriate documentation for the services needed.
“This office being offered here on base is a privilege, and should be used as so,” said Gillespie. “It is expedient, beneficial and appropriate to use for those living and working here at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.”
The Pearl Harbor DMV operates Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is located at 915 North Road, building 1314, in the Club Pearl Complex.
For more information, call the satellite DMV office at (808) 473-1487.