California Driver Handbook - DMV Information
Most DMV offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and are closed Saturday and Sunday.
Some field offices may have extended hours and a few offer only driver license (DL) or vehicle registration services. To find out if your local field office has extended hours, or to find a field office location and service options, go online or call the toll-free number listed below.
Go online at www.dmv.ca.gov for (to):
- Field office locations, hours, directions, and phone numbers.
- Make appointments to visit a field office or take a driving test (except for commercial
- Order personalized plates.
- DL/ID card information.
- Vehicle/vessel registration information.
- Downloadable forms.
- Publications—handbooks, brochures, and sample tests.
- Senior driver information.
- Teen driver information.
- Links to other state and federal agencies.
- Renew your DL or vehicle registration.
Call 1-800-777-0133 during normal business hours to:
- Obtain/request DL and vehicle registration information, forms, and publications.
- Find office locations and hours.
- Make a driving test appointment.
- Speak to a DMV representative or request a call back.
Call 1-800-777-0133 for automated service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to:
- Renew your vehicle registration with the renewal identification number (RIN) provided on your billing notice. You can pay with a credit card or e-check.
- Make a field office appointment. Make sure to have your DL or ID card number, vehicle license plate number, and/or vehicle identification number (VIN) available.
Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing or persons with speech impairments can call, toll free 1-800-368-4327 for assistance with DMV services. Only typed messages from another TTY are received and responded to at this number.