Friday, November 30, 2018

Need to Get a License Today?

Both DPS Headquarters and driver services in Jackson will close today at noon because of low water pressure.  Drive to Kosciusko if you need a new license.  Seriously.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

On a bright side-you can probably drive to Kosciusko, get a license, have lunch, drive back, and take a nap quicker than you could get through the local lines.

Anonymous said...

What about the one in The Pearl? (As an added bonus, you might even see Robert "Eyebrows" [Schuler] Smith) on the way to or from there.

Anonymous said...

I live in Rankin County and it is for sure a lot easier to drive 45 mins-1 hour, get it done, and come back, than to sit in any DMV location around here.

Just Sayin' said...

The two ladies who work in the Kosciusko office are really nice and helpful. Please be nice to them so they don't turn into cynical surly government employees like we encounter in the Jacktown and Pearl offices.

Note: That office is closed from 12-1 for lunch.

Anonymous said...

WTF does water pressure have to do with issuing a driver's license?

Anonymous said...

Agreed, pleasant drive to Kosciusko and nice employees.

Anonymous said...

Perception of plumbing.

Anonymous said...

Can they do an address change in Kosciusko? I Have been delaying getting my license updated after moving because they will only do it in Jackson and the two times I tried to go the wait time was OVER 6 hours... or they were closed for some unknown reason, probably water pressure...

Anonymous said...

Next

Louis LeFleur said...

12:36, when employees can't go to the bathroom, things get unpleasant very quickly.

Anonymous said...

Louis, at the Jackson office things are already pretty unpleasant.

Anonymous said...

@ 12:46 - I’d also like to know if they can do an address change in Kosciusko. I’ve been waiting for mine to expire to change my address since you can’t do that online for some reason, and I’m sure as hell not going to the Jackson DPS fustercluck. Address changed a year and a half ago /:

Anonymous said...

Vicksurg's location is also much better.

Otis Campbell said...

As someone who has used the Kosciusko DPS office recently, I can attest that it is WELL worth the drive to go up there to do your DMV business. Those two ladies that work in there are angels and make it a halfway enjoyable experience. As for me and my family, we will be doing all of our DMV business in Kosciusko from now on! It can be a little tricky finding the office. Just locate the McDonald's on Hwy 35, and it's in a small stand-alone building in the shopping center directly across the highway from McD's.

Anonymous said...

A couple of months ago the renewal at Jackson location was very fast (even though packed) and pleasant. I swear this is true!

Anonymous said...

Or, wait til Monday. Who the hell 'has' to get a license on a specific Friday afternoon?

Or, do it online.

Yes, things happen that can disrupt one's daily activity. Who knew that a 36" waterline would rupture in a bend and require replacement bends and valves that would not be on the shelf available on a moment's notice. If this is all one has to bitch about, let me give you some real problems to worry about like losing the Egg Bowl or losing to A&M (that one's for you KF), or having to have another season with a crappy coach.

Anonymous said...

11-26-18 I changed my address on my license online. It tried to mess up on me and I ended up calling MHP on the phone number on the website. Lady was very helpful and redirected me to another lady who was also extremely helpful in the online services department and stayed on the phone with me until it was completed and paid for. Extremely nice and helpful. I was floored.

Anonymous said...

Went to change my out of state license to MS license last month - at the Woodrow Wilson office. Was in and out in less than 15 minutes. Nice, friendly service. No problems. Left there and went to tax collectors office (downtown Jackson), changed tag to MS tag - in less than 15 minutes.

Lesson to be learned is to think about the time of day one goes and the day of the week/month on tries to deal with these issues.

Anonymous said...

"Who the hell 'has' to get a license on a specific Friday afternoon? "

Maybe this is a foreign concept for you, but those of us with what they call "jobs" sometimes are only free on certain days or half-days in a week to take care of these required errands.

Anonymous said...

@3:41 PM is a DPS shill.

Anonymous said...

Although it is too late in the day to help anyone with today’s issue, in the future, you can also get a license in Walnut Grove or Philadelphia. (Call ahead because Walnut Grove is only open a couple of days per week.) My husband and I recently went to get ours renewed because his was about to expire. The line at the door at Pearl was already hours long at 7:30 a.m. We drove to WG, not thinking to call ahead, and it was closed. Determined to get it done, we drove to Philadelphia. There was no line there and the workers were extremely cordial. I think we did all that and got back home before we would have finished at Pearl.

3:41 said...

3:54, no I was a shocked ex-pat of MS. Have to admit it that I had planned to spend several hours at both places; admit I probably should have bought a lottery ticket that day as well. But truth sometimes doesn't hurt, and when it has good news - might as well give them a pat on the back.

(If you knew my history with DPS, you would laugh yourself silly thinking I was a 'shill' for that bunch.)

Anonymous said...

Re: 3:41, I moved back to Miss. from Alabama a year ago and went to Woodrow Wilson for Miss. license. Receptionist told me I didn't have documentation, though I had a valid Bama license. Said I needed a birth certificate. Told her I gave one to MHP when I was 15 when I got my license 50 years ago. So went out to a place they called state records dept. and got a copy of proof of birth; meanwhile complained to MHP and lady said a passport will do. Too late, spent money and time on this snipe hunt. (Alabama was a snap, none of this junk, just show us a valid license, insurance and proof of i.d. Reading the above stories, amazing this sorry situation persists.

Anonymous said...

Who doesn't have a damned birth certificate and whose fault is it that you had to 'hunt snip' because you did not have one? If you're 65, as your post indicates, you had to have one to sign up for SS and for other purposes. Jeeeze Weezie.

Anonymous said...

Jim Hood is going to fix all of this. He walks on water.

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