In addition to the CNMI Treasurer on Capital Hill and Revenue and Taxation in Dandan, the Finance Department will establish a cashier booth at the Department of Public Safety Bureau of Motor Vehicles office.
According to Finance Secretary Larrisa Larson, the BMV cashier booth will also temporarily serve as the payment point for the Judiciary as the court building undergoes maintenance.
The cashier became open to the public last Monday, April 16, 2018, and will operate from 8am to 11:30a.m. and from 12:30pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
“With an additional payment booth available for payments typically accepted by Revenue and Taxation and Treasury, this should help speed up payments of government services or fees. However, the public is advised that court specific payments will still need to be handled by the cashier at the Judicial building,” Larson said.
Public Safety Commissioner Robert A. Guerrero noted that the cashier booth at BMV will improve the efficiency of payments that are recurring.
“This will definitely improve the process for driver’s license and car registration payments. We want to express our appreciation the Department of Finance and the Clerk of Court for their collaboration in establishing a much needed service. It’ll be much more convenient for the public and will increase the efficiency of our administrative operations,” Guerrero said.
Gov. Ralph DLG Torres expressed that adding another booth reduces the run-around and streamlines revenue generation.
“I am very grateful for the collaboration between all agencies to get this up and running. There are future plans to further improve payments for government services, and this is one way we are leveraging existing resources. We hope this reduces waiting times as we continue to explore more convenient payment options,” Torres said.
Payments to be accepted by the cashier at BMV include car registration payments, driver’s license fees, and other fees typically accepted by the CNMI Treasury.
Tax related payments will still be processed by the Division of Revenue and Taxation, and all court filing fees, traffic citations, and all court-related activities will need to be paid at the alternative sites set up by the CNMI Judiciary.
For any questions or more information, call 664-1100. (PR)