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New San Jose DMV Office Open to Process Original Driver License Applications

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Contact:  Office of Public Affairs
2415 First Avenue 
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 657–6437 | dmvpublicaffairs@dmv.ca.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2014

New San Jose DMV Office Open to Process Original Driver License Applications

SACRAMENTO —The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has opened a fourth temporary Driver License Processing Center (DLPC) to immediately begin processing new driver license applications for individuals who can verify legal presence, and will start taking applications under AB 60 on January 2, 2015 when the new law is implemented.

The new office in San Jose opened Monday, December 1, 2014, at 8 a.m. Three other DLPC offices located in Lompoc, Stanton, and Granada Hills opened on November 17, 2014. Applicants can walk-in or schedule an appointment online at www.dmv.ca.gov or by phone at 1-800-777-0133 up to 90 days before arriving.

The new offices will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Wednesdays the offices will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Starting January 3, 2015, the DLPC's will also be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

In addition to these four temporary DLPCs, all regular DMV field offices in California will continue to process new driver license applications by appointment only. It is easy to make an appointment to come into a DMV field office; you can make an appointment online, use the DMV Now App, or call 1-800-777-0133. Appointments are available up to 90 days in advance for new driver licenses and 45 days in advance for other services.

The four new DLPCs are currently only open for California driver license applicants who can verify legal presence and have a valid social security number. AB 60 applicants will be able to apply for a California driver license starting January 2, 2015, when the new law is implemented.

DLPC Locations

San Jose DLPC   Granada Hills DLPC
2222 Senter Road   16201 San Fernando Mission Blvd
San Jose, CA 95112   Los Angeles, CA 91344
     
Lompoc DLPC   Stanton DLPC
1601 North H Street      12645 Beach Blvd
Lompoc, CA 93436   Stanton, CA 90680

Since AB 60 passed last year, DMV has been preparing to successfully implement the new law and continue to provide all Californians with excellent customer service. DMV is extending office hours and adding appointment opportunities to support the issuance of all original driver licenses, including licenses that will be issued under AB 60 next year. DMV will be offering extended Saturday office hours by appointment for all new driver license applicants at up to 60 DMV field offices across California. New driver license applicants can now schedule appointments with the DMV up to 90 days in advance, double the current 45–day window.

State law requires motorists to prove identity and legal presence to obtain a driver license. Under AB 60, motorists who cannot prove legal presence must prove identity and California residency—and pass the required vision test, driver license knowledge test, and the behind-the-wheel drive test—to obtain a driver license. On December 1, 2014, the Office of Administrative Law approved the AB 60 regulations listing the documents DMV will accept to verify the identity and California residence of future applicants. The list of documents that applicants will use to obtain a California driver license under AB 60 is posted on the DMV website here: ab60.dmv.ca.gov

For more information on AB 60, including sample interactive tests, webcasts, and information about how to obtain a new driver license, visit: ab60.dmv.ca.gov

 

Save Time, 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 Website (www.dmv.ca.gov), including online advance 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 California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA).

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