County MVD expands amid heavy workload

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Customers are assisted at the Lewis and Clark County motor vehicle department on Monday. The department is adding four staff positions and plans to double its service windows as part of renovations in the City-County Building, according to Amy Reeves, county treasurer, clerk and recorder. 

THOM BRIDGE, Independent Record Cameron Kia Weix

The Lewis and Clark County motor vehicle department is expanding staff and offices, while the state plans to replace its computer system for registrations and licensing.

The department is adding four staff positions and plans to double its service windows as part of renovations in the City-County Building, according to Amy Reeves, county treasurer, clerk and recorder. She said the department has had a lot of turnover since October, and the number of vehicle title and registration transactions increased in the past fiscal year.

“We are so behind with renewals and titles,” Reeves said. “With the staffing issues, we just can’t get through these fast enough.”

The expansions come over a year after the county asked then-Montana Attorney General Tim

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