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DMV Assists Soberanes Fire Victims at Monterey County Local Assistance Center


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August 5,  2016


DMV Assists Soberanes Fire Victims at Monterey County Local Assistance Center

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer limited services to Soberanes Fire victims at an assistance center being set up at the Carmel Mission Inn located at 3665 Rio Road in Carmel. The temporary center opens Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

Acting Governor Tom Torlakson issued an emergency proclamation on July 26, 2016 authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for victims of the Soberanes Fire in Monterey County, as appropriate. At the assistance center, affected customers will be able to order, at no cost, the following: replacement driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration and title, substitute license plates and stickers, and disabled person placards. In addition, they can acquire vehicle disposal paperwork, driver record printouts and submit a change of address. These services are also available at local DMV field offices.

Monterey County Local Assistance Center
Carmel Mission Inn, Carmelo Room
3665 Rio Road
Carmel, CA 93923

Hours: Saturday, August 6
        9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The DMV is one of several state agencies working together to provide this one-stop help center for residents impacted by the Soberanes Fire burning in Monterey County. Residents can obtain additional information about the Local Assistance Center by calling (831) 796-1900.

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