2 DMV Announces New Dates to Start Electronic MV-50 Program Phased VERIFI Launch Beginning October 9
The Department of Motor Vehicles has notified dealers that it will be implementing a phased roll-out of its new electronic MV-50 processing program, VERIFI, beginning on October 9, 2018. GNYADA informed DMV that it was concerned that the program, scheduled to start mid-September, was not ready to be implemented and a delay was needed for Vanguard (DMV’s VERIFI vendor) and DMV to resolve issues. DMV acknowledged GNYADA’s concerns and notified dealers that the implementation will now take place in three phases. 1. The first phase requires all dealers to be registered for VERIFI and to complete a Facility Participation Agreement (FPA) by October 9, 2018.
After November 19, 2018, all dealers must use VERIFI to process sales. DMV decided to use this phased approach, rather than implementing VERIFI in mid-September as it had planned, after learning from GNYADA about dealers’ concerns. DMV conducted additional beta testing with GNYADA members to address these problems. The Association's relationship with DMV and the valuable input of GNYADA members allow the Association to alert DMV about ongoing and new dealer issues. All GNYADA members should ensure that they are registered for VERIFI. If you are not registered and need assistance, contact Kelsey at the Association ( firstname.lastname@example.org or 718.746.5900). Croton Auto Park’s value to the community is evidenced by the dealership’s outstanding customer loyalty. 80% of the dealership’s customers are either repeat customers or referrals. In fact, Mr. Giordano is proud to be providing cars to the next generation of parents whose own parents were customers of the dealership! The Association also congratulates two other dealerships recognized as the Best of Westchester, 2018 by Westchester Magazine: Pepe Auto Group, Best Luxury Dealership, and Mohegan Lake Motors, Readers’ Pick Auto Dealership.
2. Phase two begins on October 9, 2018. Vanguard will upload the dealer’s inventory of paper MV-50s and license plates into VERIFI. Dealers will have to account, in VERIFI, for all paper MV-50s and license plates used. 3. Phase three is between October 9, 2018 and November 19, 2018. During this phase, dealers must: n n Enter vehicles into the VERIFI book of registry; Account in VERIFI for all paper MV-50s and license plates used; Use VERIFI to order paper MV- 50s. During phase 3, if a dealer does not meet these requirements, they will not be able to order paper MV-50s. n n Westchester Magazine’s 6th Annual Small Business Awards. Croton Auto Park is a long-term supporter of the Croton Cub Scouts Pack 28 and holds two Pinewood Derby events yearly. The dealership has also raised money for Support Connection, which offers breast and ovarian cancer support services, and The Keon Center, for the developmentally disabled in Westchester. “Being a good community partner and forging good relationships has been our standard and what we owe our success to,” says Giordano. n
3 Croton-on-Hudson Dealer Awarded For Outstanding Philanthropy
Congratulations to former Chairman and current Director Lou Giordano on the recognition of his dealership, Croton Auto Park, as an Outstanding Philanthropic Business by
2 Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association • www.gnyada.com The Newsletter • October 2018