Field Office Information

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DMV Offices are open

The California Department of Motor Vehicles Offices are open and providing service to customers with appointments and others as time and space allow during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most DMV tasks can be taken care of without an office visit. Use our online services or visit the Service Advisor to find the best service option.


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Questions You May Have

Most DMV tasks can be taken care of without an office visit. Use our online services or visit the Service Advisor to find the best service option.

The DMV continues to encourage customers to try to accomplish their DMV tasks online first. For those with no other options, who must visit an office, the DMV has incorporated many protections to keep both DMV employees and our customers safe.

Everyone must wear a face covering, physical distancing is enforced and temperature checks are mandatory. The number of people allowed in an office at any one time is limited.

Appointments

DMV offices are open to assist customers with appointments and with transactions that require an in-person visit. Use the Service Advisor application to see if you are able to complete your transaction online before making an appointment.

Behind-the-wheel driving tests for both commercial and non-commercial drivers will be suspended beginning December 14 through at least February 1, 2021. Those with appointments will be notified of the cancellations. Appointments will be rescheduled at a later date. Motorcycle driving tests have not been canceled.

Behind-the-wheel driving tests for both commercial and non-commercial drivers will be suspended beginning December 14 through at least February 1, 2021. Those with appointments will be notified of the cancellations. Appointments will be rescheduled at a later date. Motorcycle driving tests have not been canceled.

New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests are currently not available.

Yes, learner’s permit tests are available as part of the REAL ID application process.

Drive Test Suspension

This action is to protect the health and safety of customers and employees during the current statewide surge in COVID-19 cases.

These tests require two people to share space in one vehicle and that presents potential risk to both parties, particularly while COVID-19 is circulating widely throughout the state.

Customers with scheduled appointments in the next two weeks will be notified their tests are canceled. Both commercial and non-commercial drive tests will be rescheduled at a later date.

Behind-the-wheel tests will resume no sooner than February 1, 2021.

We will continue to evaluate the data and resume behind-the-wheel tests when appropriate.

Customers whose drive tests were canceled will be rescheduled to a later date once drive tests resume. The Department will use text message notifications to advise customers of their rescheduled date and time.

The suspension does not apply to motorcycle drive tests. Motorcycle drive tests are not currently being canceled.

In-vehicle testing is a requirement for first-time driver’s license holders and commercial license applicants.

DMV offices remain open to serve customers with other needs. Use our online services or visit the Service Advisor to find the best service option.

DMV employees will be redirected to assist with other customer transactions.