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New Palm Desert Field Office Opens Monday


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September 24, 2012

New Palm Desert Field Office Open

Sacramento -The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to remind customers that a new Palm Desert field office opened to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012, at 74-740 Technology Drive. This is the 170th field office in the state.

The new, 10,780 square-foot facility located in Riverside County will feature a number of environmentally friendly amenities. The Palm Desert office has drought-tolerant landscaping, water-efficient plumbing and irrigation systems, and energy-efficient windows and lighting.

The new office is also achieving a "LEED Silver" rating for energy efficiency by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Palm Desert office is expected to help approximately 70,000 customers annually and is staffed with 14 employees.

Palm Desert Field Office

Fast Facts - Palm Desert Field Office

Number of Employees: 14
Customers served: Approximately 70,000 annually
Environmental Efficiency: LEED "Silver" Rating
Square Feet: 10,780
Parking Spaces: 122

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With the new "DMV NOW" Smartphone applications for the Android and iPhone, customers on the go are now able to make appointments, find a local field office, and take sample driving tests among many other options.

And, customers making advance appointments will automatically receive a courtesy reminder call three days in advance of their scheduled appointment. DMV's "Appointment Notify" telephone system reminds customers about the date, time, field office location and type of appointment.

Don't Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (, including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133. DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency.

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