Originally Posted by pacanis
That seems like a long time, Andy. I don't think it's ever taken me more than twenty minutes...
Twenty minutes would have been great! The office is in the adjacent city and was crowded. When you walk in, everyone has to check in at one window to get the necessary forms and a ticket. That was the first hold up. There was some kid there trying to explain why he shouldn't have had his registration and license suspended and his insurance cancelled. That took a while. Then I filled out the form and got a ticket/number to wait my turn.
My ticket said I'd have a 19 minute wait. A quick check showed there are 12 windows so I figured the wait would be reasonable. Problem #1 - half the windows were unmanned. Problem #2 - half the city was waiting for service. I walked out of the RMV with a temporary license in a blindingly fast 90 minutes!
I used to do the renewal the day after Thanksgiving but that's one of the busiest days of the year.