It's been a year (or more, actually) and I had until the end of July to get my license plate(s) renewed for another year. It was only last year that I had so much freaking trouble getting my car “official,” so I wasn't really looking forward to another round of horror.
Luckily, in late June, I received a packet of information in the mail reminding me that it was almost time for my tags to expire. That was a very pleasant surprise from the Missouri Governement. What was even more surprising was the fact that I, you other Missourians, can now renew your tags online if you have the correct form and if your personal property taxes are all up to date!
Being the procrastinator that I am, or in this case I'll claim paranoid-freak, I hadn't done anything about the tags all month long. I was really dreading going into that damned office downtown, only to be told that I need to hike three blocks West to get my hand stamped, stammer 2 blocks North to run in a chicken-wire maze and then back to the DMV only to be told that I need to do it in the reverse order. True story.
This morning, with it being the 30th and all, I decided that it's time I get these damn things renewed. So I headed on over to the web site and gave it a shot. After trying to enter my personal property tax filings for 15 minutes, the web site gave up on me and said I had to go to a real office. I was so happy.
Me, my excited self and I, ran down to the local PETsMART, because, logically, that's where a DMV is located (please don't ask, I have no f'ing clue why there's a damn DMV in a pet store). After a 15 minute line wait, I got to the counter. Ten minutes later, I was out of the store with my tags!!! Hallelujah!
I think I got lucky this time. I still don't know why it's so confusing to get this stuff done, usually. Maybe it's just me.
Something that's odd, though... the Missouri Government knew that I had moved, I mean, of course they would, they want to make sure that I'm still going to pay them their taxes. Fair enough. So why didn't the Kansas City Board of Elections know that I had moved? Taxes = important, voting = not so much. One more thing, why does the KC Board of Elections have Captain America shields on their web site?