News Releases

2020

  • DMV Hosts Vendor Day 2020
    (August 31, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), in conjunction with the California Department of Technology (CDT), is preparing for its second annual Vendor Day. This year’s DMV Vendor Day will be September 9 at 9 a.m. in a virtual setting.
  • La Oficina del DMV en Redlands Cierra para Renovaciones
    (August 19, 2020)
    Sacramento - El Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California le está avisando al público que la oficina de Redlands localizada en 1659 W. Lugonia Ave. cerrará por renovaciones a partir del jueves 27 de agosto a las 5 p.m. La reapertura de la oficina está programada para el lunes, 16 de noviembre a las 8 a.m.
  • El DMV amplía sus protocolos para la toma de la temperatura y detección de salud para proteger a los clientes y sus empleados
    (August 19, 2020)
    Sacramento - En la última acción para proteger la salud y la seguridad de sus clientes y empleados, a partir del 20 de agosto, el Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California está ampliando sus preguntas sobre la salud y la toma de la temperatura que actualmente se está llevando a cabo para las pruebas detrás del volante a todos los clientes y empleados que entran a una oficina del DMV.
  • DMV Offices to Close at 3:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday to Conserve Energy
    (August 17, 2020)
    Sacramento – El DMV cerrará todas las oficinas a través de todo el estado a las 3:00 p.m. todos los días, comenzando el lunes 17 de agosto hasta el miércoles 19 de agosto para conservar energía y proteger la salud y seguridad de los clientes y empleados de los fuertes impactos del calor.
  • El DMV extiende los permisos de aprendizaje que se expiran hasta noviembre
    (August 5, 2020)
    Sacramento - El Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California está extendiendo los permisos de licencia de conducir con una fecha de vencimiento hasta el 30 de noviembre de 2020, para brindarle a los estudiantes conductores más tiempo para prepararse y programar su prueba de manejo detrás del volante durante la pandemia de COVID-19.
  • Se reabrirá la oficina del DMV en San Bernardino luego de reparaciones por daños por incendio
    (August 6, 2020)
    Sacramento - El Departamento de Vehículos Motorizados de California anunció hoy que la oficina en San Bernardino localizada en 1310 N Waterman Avenue volverá a abrir a las 8 a.m. el lunes 10 de agosto. La oficina cerró en mayo tras daños por incendio.
  • El DMV amplía sus servicios en línea agregando las renovaciones de licencias de conducir comercial
    (August 4, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering commercial driver’s license renewals online with the launch of the newest service on the DMV website. Eligible commercial drivers can now avoid a trip to a DMV office by renewing their license on the online services page.
  • El DMV alienta renovar las licencias en línea, amplía la elegibilidad
    (July 31, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is encouraging eligible Californians to renew their driver’s license online – including drivers whose temporary extensions expire July 31.
  • La modernización del DMV continua durante la pandemia de COVID-19
    (July 23, 2020)
    Sacramento – As Californians adjust to the health, economic and societal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is adjusting along with them. In response to the pandemic, the DMV has accelerated implementation of technology and created new service channels to better serve its customers.
  • El DMV facilita que los conductores comerciales sigan adelante con el transporte
    (July 1, 2020)
    Sacramento – California commercial drivers can continue delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic without worrying about an expiring license or medical certificate following a new round of extensions today by the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • El DMV reanuda las pruebas de manejo detrás del volante este viernes con nuevos protocolos
    (June 22, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will resume administering behind-the-wheel drive tests beginning Friday, June 26. In-vehicle testing – a requirement for first-time driver license holders and commercial license applicants – has been suspended since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV will automatically reschedule all canceled drive test appointments.
  • El DMV reabre todas sus oficinas al público
    (June 9, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, June 11, will reopen its remaining field offices that were temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • DMV Launches Redesigned Website
    (June 8, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today is unveiling a new and improved website at DMV.ca.gov, offering customers a quick and easy way to access services and information and to complete transactions online.
  • 46 More DMV Field Offices Reopening to Public
    (May 26, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen 46 more field offices throughout the state on Thursday, May 28, for a total of 71 locations assisting customers with a current appointment at the specific office and limited transactions that require an in-person visit. The DMV has begun rescheduling prior appointments and notifying customers of the new date.
  • DMV Further Extends Expiring Drivers Licenses
    (May 22, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles today is offering additional extensions to noncommercial driver licenses and permits so Californians can delay or avoid a DMV office visit during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV has alerted California law enforcement of the new extensions. Californians with a suspended license are not eligible
  • DMV Expands Virtual Field Office
    (May 12, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is expanding the DMV Virtual Field Office at virtual.dmv.ca.gov to create more digital options for transactions that previously required an in-person office visit.
  • DMV Extends All Temporary Driving Permits
    (May 8, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is extending driver license permits and commercial learner’s permits expiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • DMV Director Releases Statement about Reopening of 25 Field Offices
    (May 8, 2020)
    The following is a statement from DMV Director Steve Gordon regarding the re-opening of 25 field offices: “We are facing unprecedented times that are challenging for all of us. We’ve never experienced anything like this before. Please know that every decision we make at the DMV is based on the health of our customers and employees.
  • Select DMV Field Offices Reopen to Public
    (May 7, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen select field offices across the state on Friday, May 8, to assist customers with appointments and with transactions that require an in-person visit to a field office during the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV continues to encourage customers to use online services, its expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions, including driver license and vehicle registration renewals.
  • DMV Offers Relief to ID Cardholders, Vehicle Owners and Businesses
    (Apr 23, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles today announced it is waiving late fees and penalties for vehicle registration, extending expiring identification cards, temporary operating permits and motor carrier permits.
  • DMV Extends All Expiring Driver Licenses
    (Apr 14, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is extending driver licenses expiring during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • DMV Authorizes Nuro to Test Driverless Delivery Vehicles in Portion of Bay Area
    (Apr 7, 2020)
    Sacramento – Pursuant to state law and regulation, the California Department of Motor Vehicles today issued a permit to Nuro authorizing the company to test two driverless vehicles on surface streets within specific, designated parts of Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, including portions of the cities of Atherton, East Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and Woodside.
  • DMV Helps Californians with Expiring Driver Licenses
    (Apr 1, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles today is announcing that seniors with an expiring driver license will receive a 120-day extension in the mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, those with safe driving records whose last DMV visit was 15 years ago will not be required to renew in person for the next 60 days and will be able to renew online or by mail.
  • DMV Field Offices to Continue Serving the Public during the COVID-19 Outbreak
    (Mar 26, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is moving to offer Californians essential services online starting next week to continue processing critical transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic. Field offices will be temporarily closed to the public statewide beginning March 27 and reopen, virtually, on April 2. All in-office appointments at this time will be canceled. Customers are encouraged to check the dmv.ca.gov website for future appointment availability.
  • DMV takes steps to protect the health and safety of customers and employees
    (Mar 18, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles today announced the following actions it is taking to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees during the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • DMV allows customers to avoid coming to a DMV office for 60 days
    (Mar 16, 2020)
    Sacramento – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion for 60 days in their enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020. The DMV is taking this action so that at-risk populations, including seniors and those with underlying health conditions, can avoid required visits to DMV field offices for driver license or vehicle registration renewals.
  • DMV Modernizes with Option to Upload REAL ID Documents Before an Office Visit
    (Mar 9, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) continues to modernize and improve the customer experience in its offices and online, and today announced its new “DMV Express” is now available at 23 offices – allowing people the opportunity to fill out the online application for REAL ID, upload documents at home and receive an “Express Experience” at a local DMV office.
  • Nearly 7.6 Million Californians Have a REAL ID as Enforcement Date Approaches
    (Mar 6, 2020)
    Sacramento – As the clock keeps ticking toward the federal enforcement date of October 1, nearly 7.6 million Californians have a REAL ID as of February 29, according to Department of Motor Vehicles data. This is a 448,525 increase over a month earlier when more than 7.1 million Californians had received a REAL ID.
  • California DMV is Open 24/7 With Improved Online Services
    (Mar 4, 2020)
    Sacramento – At home. On the go. Day or night. Wherever you are. You can now take care of more DMV business on your own terms using the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ online services at dmv.ca.gov.
  • AV Permit Holders Report Nearly 2.9 Million Test Miles in California
    (Feb 26, 2020)
    Sacramento – Companies with a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California with a safety driver reported their technologies drove nearly 2.9 million miles during the most recent reporting period, according to disengagement reports recently submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  • Seven DMV Offices Opening for ‘REAL ID Saturday’
    (Feb 18, 2020)
    Sacramento – The Department of Motor Vehicles urges Californians interested in applying for a REAL ID to do so during special “REAL ID Saturday” events on Saturday, February 22, at DMV offices in Chico, Davis, Laguna Hills, Reedley, San Ysidro, Seaside and Ukiah.
  • DMV, TSA and LAX Encourage Californians to Get REAL ID
    (Feb 18, 2020)
    Los Angeles – The Secretary of the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), and representatives with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) today reminded Californians that starting October 1, 2020, all travelers will need a REAL ID or another acceptable form of identification to board flights within the United States.
  • DMV, TSA and LAX to Hold Joint News Conference on February 13
    (Feb 13, 2020)
    LOS ANGELES: The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are joining forces to prepare Californians for changes to federal identity requirements in order to board domestic flights.
  • More Than 7 Million Californians Have a REAL ID as Enforcement Date Approaches
    (Feb 10, 2020)
    Sacramento – With less than eight months before the federal enforcement date, more than 7.1 million Californians have a REAL ID as of January 31, according to Department of Motor Vehicles data. This is a 381,570 increase over a month earlier when more than 6.8 million Californians had received a REAL ID. DMV Director Steve Gordon continues to encourage Californians to come to a DMV office now while wait times are low and offices are less crowded.
  • DMV Announces 6.8 Million Californians Have a REAL ID as Enforcement Date Approaches, Encourages Californians to Get Theirs Early
    (Feb 7, 2020)
    Sacramento – With less than 10 months before the federal enforcement date, 6,767,413 Californians have a REAL ID as of January 10, according to Department of Motor Vehicles data. This is a 459,976 increase over a month earlier when just more than 6.3 million Californians had received a REAL ID. DMV Director Steve Gordon also encouraged Californians who have yet to obtain their REAL ID to get theirs early while wait times are low.
  • Make Applying for a REAL ID Part of Your U.S. Vacation Plans
    (Jan 28, 2020)
    Sacramento – Home for the holidays may have a new meaning this year if Californians don’t visit their local Department of Motor Vehicles office and apply for their REAL ID. Their holiday vacation may be a “staycation” if they can’t get on a plane because they did not get a REAL ID.
  • Santa Rosa DMV Field Office Closing for Renovations
    (Jan 7, 2020)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Santa Rosa field office at 2570 Corby Avenue will be closing for renovations beginning Friday, January 17, at noon. The office is scheduled to reopen Wednesday, April 1, at 9 a.m.
  • DMV Holds Televised Spanish-Language REAL ID Phone Bank
    (Nov 19, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) teams up with Univision 19 (KUVS-TV) tomorrow, November 20, to educate Spanish-speaking Sacramento residents about REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards. DMV representatives will discuss the REAL ID program during the station’s morning news program “A Primera Hora” and will host a phone bank during its 6 p.m. newscast, in which DMV representatives will answer viewer questions.
  • DMV Holds First Televised Spanish-Language REAL ID Phone Bank
    (Nov 12, 2019)
    San Jose – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is teaming up with Univision Bay Area (KDTV-TV) on November 13 to educate Spanish-speaking Bay Area residents about REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards. Bilingual DMV representatives will discuss the REAL ID program during the station’s 6 p.m. newscast and answer general REAL ID questions from viewers who can call in.
  • Make a New Year’s Resolution to be Travel Ready in 2020
    (Dec 30, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) encourages residents to make a New Year’s resolution to be prepared if they plan to fly within the U.S. after October 1, 2020.
  • DMV Reminds Californians of REAL ID Enforcement and New Laws for 2020
    (Dec 23, 2019)
    Sacramento – With 2020 just around the corner, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding Californians of the upcoming federal enforcement date for REAL ID.
  • DMV Answers REAL ID Questions during Univision 21 News Phone Bank
    (Dec 17, 2019)
  • DMV Debuts Kiosk at Redding FoodMaxx
    (Dec 17, 2019)
  • California Authorizes Light-Duty Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
    (Dec 17, 2019)
    Sacramento – California will allow the testing and commercial use of light-duty autonomous delivery vehicles on the state’s public roads with an approved permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 112 Abusers in November
    (Dec 17, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 112 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 16 enforcement operations in November 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • Santa Ana DMV Field Office Opening for ‘REAL ID Saturday’
    (Dec 10, 2019)
    Santa Ana – Orange County residents interested in applying for a REAL ID can take advantage of a special event this weekend at the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ Santa Ana field office.
  • DMV Answers REAL ID Questions during NBC4 LA/Telemundo52 News Phone Bank
    (Dec 4, 2019)
    Los Angeles – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) teams up with NBC4 LA and Telemundo52 on December 4 to answer viewer questions about REAL ID driver licenses and identification cards. DMV representatives will discuss the REAL ID program and answer viewer phone calls during the 4, 5 and 6 p.m. newscasts on NBC4 and 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. newscast on Telemundo52.
  • Four DMV Field Offices Opening for ‘REAL ID Saturday’
    (Dec 3, 2019)
    Sacramento – Californians interested in applying for a REAL ID can take advantage of a special event this weekend at Department of Motor Vehicles field offices in King City, Madera, Manteca and Pomona.
  • Californians Will Need a REAL ID to Fly for Thanksgiving 2020
    (Nov 27, 2019)
    Sacramento – In advance of Thanksgiving – the biggest travel holiday of the year – the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding Californians that new federal ID requirements to fly within the United States or enter secure federal facilities take effect October 1, 2020. Californians who fly to visit friends and family should be aware of the new federal requirements and begin making necessary preparations for a REAL ID so next year’s travel arrangements are not derailed.
  • DMV Eureka Field Office Opening at Bayshore Mall
    (Nov 19, 2019)
    Eureka – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers the Eureka field office is opening at Bayshore Mall, Suite 906, 3300 Broadway St. at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20. The office moved from 322 W. 15th St. to the mall while the DMV looks for a permanent office location.
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 109 Abusers in October
    (Nov 8, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 109 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 16 enforcement operations in October 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV Announces New Dates for Eureka Field Office’s Move to Bayshore Mall
    (Nov 7, 2019)
    Eureka – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers the Eureka field office is changing locations later this month. The current office, located at 322 W. 15th St., will close at noon Friday, November 15. A temporary office will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, at Bayshore Mall, Suite #906, 3300 Broadway St., while the DMV looks for a permanent office location.
  • Hollister DMV Field Office Closing for Renovations
    (Nov 5, 2019)
  • Eureka DMV Field Office Opening for ‘REAL ID Saturday’
    (Oct 31, 2019)
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Abuse Decreases at Los Angeles County Fair
    (Oct 17, 2019)
    Pomona – Annual enforcement efforts by investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and an effective public awareness campaign are proving to be successful in reducing abuse of disabled person parking placards at the Los Angeles County Fair.
  • DMV Eureka Field Office Relocating to Bayshore Mall
    (Oct 7, 2019)
    Eureka – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Eureka field office is changing locations next month. The current office, located at 322 W. 15th St., will move to a temporary space at Bayshore Mall, Suite #906, 3300 Broadway St., while the DMV looks for a permanent office location. The relocation, which was scheduled to take place in mid-October, has been delayed until November to complete necessary renovations at the new site.
  • REAL ID Enforcement Begins in One Year – Are You Ready?
    (Oct 1, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds Californians who fly within the United States or enter secure federal facilities and military bases that they will need a REAL ID driver license or identification card, or other federally approved document, to pass through security checkpoints starting one year from today – October 1, 2020.
  • Davis is First DMV Field Office to Accept Credit Card Payments
    (Sep 25, 2019)
    Sacramento – Following recommendations by Governor Newsom’s Strike Team, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is now phasing in a pilot program to allow credit card and digital wallet (Apple Pay, Google Pay and Samsung Pay) payments at field offices. The department announced today that that the Davis field office will be the first in the state to accept credit cards, starting September 30. The DMV is piloting this payment option in Davis, with additional DMV offices in Fresno, Victorville and Roseville joining the pilot in the coming weeks. Full implementation of the program is expected in all field offices by early 2020.
  • DMV to Answer REAL ID Questions during KSEE24 / CBS47 Newscasts
    (Sep 24, 2019)
    Fresno – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is teaming up with KSEE24/CBS47 to inform California residents about the REAL ID driver license and identification card program. DMV representatives will be discussing the REAL ID program during newscasts on both television stations from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 25.
  • DMV Westminster Field Office to Open Two Saturdays a Month
    (Sep 18, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Westminster field office will open the first and third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning September 21.
  • DMV Warns Not to Misuse Disabled Person Parking Placards at the LA County Fair
    (Sep 11, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is warning visitors to this year’s Los Angeles County Fair to refrain from fraudulently using disabled person parking placards. DMV investigators will be on the lookout for drivers who are misusing placards during a series of enforcement operations between August 30 and September 22. This is the third consecutive year that the DMV will crack down on placard abusers at the fair.
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 106 Abusers in August
    (Sep 11, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 106 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in August 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV Granada Hills Office Relocating to Pacoima
    (Sep 11, 2019)
    Los Angeles – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Granada Hills Driver License Processing Center is relocating to Pacoima. The Granada Hills office, located at 16201 San Fernando Mission Blvd., will close at 5 p.m. September 27. The new office will open at 8 a.m. October 7 at 11623 Glenoaks Blvd. in Pacoima – about five miles away.
  • Renew Your Vehicle Registration at the Los Angeles County Fair
    (Sep 3, 2019)
    Sacramento – Visitors to this year’s Los Angeles County Fair can renew their vehicle registration using a DMV Now kiosk located at the DMV information booth in Expo Hall 4 – South. In a matter of minutes, the blue and gold kiosk will issue a vehicle registration card and license plate sticker on the spot. Customers must bring their renewal notice or current registration card to complete the transaction. The kiosk located at the fair accepts credit and debit cards only.
  • DMV Stanton Driver License Processing Center Closing September 7
    (Aug 20, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Driver License Processing Center located at 12645 Beach Blvd. in Stanton is closing at 5 p.m. September 7. The office’s lease is expiring and is not being renewed. The DMV is working to open a replacement office at a nearby location in mid-2020.
  • DMV Offices Reopen Following Half-Day ‘Operation Excellence: DMV Training’
    (Jul 24, 2019)
    Sacramento – Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices have reopened following a historic half-day training session that provided new tools to assist more than 5,000 front-line staff in processing REAL ID transactions and providing excellent customer service.
  • DMV to Close Offices Statewide for Half-Day ‘Operation Excellence: DMV Training’
    (Jul 22, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will close its offices statewide for a half day on Wednesday, July 24, to better prepare employees to process REAL ID transactions and reinforce training on providing excellent customer service. All DMV field offices will open at 1 p.m.
  • Palm Springs DMV Field Office to Reopen After Renovations
    (Jul 15, 2019)
  • DMV Helps Residents Impacted by Earthquakes at Local Assistance Centers
    (Jul 10, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by recent earthquakes at local assistance centers in Kern and San Bernardino counties. A temporary center opens at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, in Trona, and another opens at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 11, in Ridgecrest.
  • DMV Cites Nearly 2,000 People Misusing Disabled Parking Placards in One Year
    (Jul 10, 2019)
    Sacramento – An aggressive crackdown on the fraudulent use of disabled person parking placards resulted in 1,987 misdemeanor citations being issued between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught the offenders during 217 enforcement operations conducted statewide.
  • DMV Opening Chico Field Office Earlier
    (Jul 1, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open the Chico field office an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1.
  • DMV Opening More Offices Earlier in Los Angeles Metro Area (Jul 1, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open 17 more field offices in the Los Angeles metro area an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1, offering the public 24 early-hour offices in the region.
  • DMV Opening More Offices Earlier in Bay Area
    (Jul 1, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open eight more field offices in the Bay Area an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1, offering the public 10 early-hour offices in the region.
  • DMV Opening More Offices Earlier in San Diego Area
    (Jul 1, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open eight more field offices in the San Diego area an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1, offering the public nine early-hour offices in the region.
  • DMV Opening More Offices Earlier in Sacramento Area
    (Jun 28, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open four more Sacramento-area field offices an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1, offering the public nine early-hour offices in the region.
  • DMV Opening 5 Offices Earlier in Fresno Area
    (Jun 28, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open five field offices in the Fresno area an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1.
  • DMV Opening 3 Offices Earlier in Imperial Valley Area
    (Jun 28, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open three field offices in the Imperial Valley area an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1.
  • DMV Opening Eureka Field Office Earlier
    (Jun 28, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open the Eureka field office an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1.
  • DMV Opening 6 Offices Earlier in Palm Springs Area
    (Jun 28, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open six field offices in the Palm Springs area an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1.
  • DMV Opening More Offices Earlier
    (Jun 27, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open 53 more field offices across the state an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 1, offering the public 69 early-hour offices.
  • DMV Answers REAL ID Questions during ABC7 Prime Time Newscasts
    (Jun 25, 2019)
    San Francisco – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is teaming up with KGO-TV (ABC7) to inform Bay Area residents about the REAL ID driver license and identification card program on June 26. Representatives will discuss the REAL ID program with 7 On Your Side consumer reporter Michael Finney while DMV employees answer general REAL ID questions from viewers who can call in during newscasts at 4, 5, and 6 p.m. Viewers can also submit questions on ABC7’s social media site and watch streaming on Facebook Live.
  • DMV to Close Offices Statewide for Half-Day ‘Operation Excellence: DMV Training’
    (Jun 24, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will close its offices statewide for a half day on July 24, 2019, to better prepare employees to process REAL ID transactions and reinforce training on providing excellent customer service.
  • REAL ID Outreach Efforts Land at Monterey Regional Airport
    (Jun 14, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is joining forces with Monterey Regional Airport to share information with passengers about new REAL ID driver licenses and identification card requirements that take effect next year. DMV representatives will staff an information-only booth near the TSA security checkpoint on Monday, June 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The goal of this partnership is to allow travelers more time to ask questions and speak to DMV staff as they wait for their flight.
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 136 Abusers in May
    (Jun 6, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 136 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in May 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV to Hold Public Hearing on Light-Duty Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
    (May 24, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hold a public hearing Thursday, May 30, at its Sacramento headquarters to gather and discuss input on proposed regulations that establish a path for companies to test or deploy light-duty autonomous motor trucks (delivery vehicles) on the state’s public roads.
  • Department of Homeland Security Deems California REAL ID Compliant
    (May 23, 2019)
    Sacramento – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) notified California on Wednesday that it is in full compliance with the federal REAL ID Act and regulation.
  • REAL ID Outreach Efforts to Help Passengers at Ontario International Airport
    (May 22, 2019)
    Ontario – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is joining forces with Ontario International Airport (ONT) to share information with airport travelers about new REAL ID driver licenses and identification card requirements that take effect next year. For the first time, DMV representatives will staff information-only booths, beyond the TSA checkpoint, every second and fourth week of the month on Wednesdays and Fridays. The goal of the partnership is to allow customers more time to ask questions and speak to DMV staff as they wait for their flights.
  • DMV Encouraged by Disabled Parking Placard Crackdown in San Jose
    (May 20, 2019)
    San Jose – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued two citations to people fraudulently using a disabled parking placard during an enforcement operation today along six blocks of San Fernando Street in downtown San Jose. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV Answers REAL ID Questions During KCRA3 Prime Time Newscasts
    (May 15, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is teaming up with KCRA 3 to inform northern California residents about the REAL ID driver license and identification card program. DMV representatives will be discussing the REAL ID program and answering viewer questions during newscasts at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. on May 16.
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 351 Abusers in April
    (May 13, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 351 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 22 enforcement operations in April 2019. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • Woodland DMV Field Office Reopens Monday
    (May 10, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Woodland field office will reopen Monday, May 13. The office, located at 825 East St., Suite 306, has been undergoing repairs after being struck by a vehicle April 14. The DMV apologizes for any inconvenience the unexpected closure has caused.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Abusers Face the Music at Coachella and Stagecoach Concerts
    (May 1, 2019)
    Coachella Valley – This year’s Coachella Valley and Stagecoach Music Festivals started out on a sour note for 172 concertgoers who received citations for fraudulently using disabled person parking placards. The offenders were caught during a series of enforcement efforts that took place over several weekends.
  • DMV Extends Senior Connect Center in Palm Springs
    (Apr 29, 2019)
    Sacramento – Due to popular demand, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will continue offering no-fee identification cards to senior citizens for two more weeks at the Palm Springs Leisure Center at 401 S. Pavilion Way.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 131 Abusers in March
    (Apr 16, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 131 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in March. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV Offering Senior ID Cards at Palm Springs Leisure Center
    (Apr 16, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering no-fee identification cards to senior citizens this week at the Palm Springs Leisure Center at 405 S. Pavilion Way.
  • DMV Takes Next Step To Allow Light-Duty Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
    (Apr 12, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) released proposed regulations today that establish a path for companies to test or deploy light-duty autonomous motor trucks (delivery vehicles) on the state’s public roads. The release of these regulations marks the start of a 45-day public comment period, which ends May 27, 2019.
  • Palm Springs DMV Field Office Closing for Renovations
    (Mar 26, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Palm Springs field office at 950 N. Farrell Drive will be closing for renovations beginning Friday, April 5, at 5 p.m.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 106 Abusers in February
    (Mar 13, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 106 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 18 enforcement operations in February. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV Helps Sonoma County Flood Survivors at Local Assistance Center
    (Mar 4, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by flooding in Sonoma County at a Local Assistance Center in Guerneville. The temporary center opens at noon Sunday, March 3, at 16390 Main Street.
  • Westminster DMV Field Office to Reopen After Repairs
    (Mar 1, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Westminster field office at 13700 Hoover Street will reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, March 4. The office closed January 25 for repairs.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 129 Abusers in January
    (Feb 25, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 129 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in January. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • AV Permit Holders Report More Than 2 Million Test Miles in California
    (Feb 13, 2019)
    Sacramento – Companies with a permit to test autonomous vehicles in California with a safety driver reported their technology drove more than 2 million miles during the most recent reporting period, according to disengagement reports recently submitted to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
  • Westminster DMV Field Office Remains Closed for Repairs
    (Feb 12, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Westminster field office at 13700 Hoover Street is scheduled to remain closed for the month of February as work crews continue to make repairs.
  • Westminster DMV Field Office Closing for Repairs
    (Jan 24, 2019)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Westminster field office at 13700 Hoover Street is closing for repairs at 5 p.m. Friday, January 25.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 132 Abusers in December
    (Jan 16, 2019)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 132 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 19 enforcement operations in December. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • Department of Homeland Security Grants California Extension on REAL ID Compliance
    (Jan 9, 2019)
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has confirmed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) that it will grant an extension on REAL ID compliance to April 10, 2019. This extension allows all valid California driver licenses and identification cards to continue to be accepted for federal purposes, such as boarding commercial aircraft and entering federal facilities. This extension, however, most likely will not be reflected on the DHS website until the partial federal furlough ends.
  • Californians Can Do More on DMV Now Self-Service Terminals
    (Jan 2, 2019)
    Sacramento – Along with instantly getting their vehicle registration cards and license plate stickers on the spot, Californians can now use the popular DMV Now Self-Service Terminals to complete even more transactions.
  • Disabled Person Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 145 Abusers in July
    (Aug 13, 2019)
  • DMV Reminds Motorists of New 2019 Laws
    (Dec 17, 2018)
    Sacramento – With the New Year just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform the public about several new laws or changes to existing law that, unless otherwise noted, take effect January 1, 2019.
  • Holiday Shoppers Reminded to “Save the Space” for Those with Disabilities
    (Dec 7, 2018)
    Sacramento – As holiday shoppers crowd store and mall parking lots, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds Californians to “Save the Space” designated for disabled individuals who legally display disabled person parking placards.
  • DMV Reminds Californians of Busy Offices Around Thanksgiving
    (Nov 20, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that two of the busiest days at field offices are the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Monday after the holiday.
  • DMV Helps Los Angeles County Fire Victims at Two Local Assistance Centers
    (Nov 16, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Woolsey Fire at two Local Assistance Centers in Los Angeles County. The temporary centers open in Malibu and Agoura Hills at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018.
  • DMV Helps Butte County Fire Victims at Disaster Recovery Center
    (Nov 15, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Camp Fire at a Disaster Recovery Center in Butte County. The temporary center opens in Chico at 9 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2018.
  • DMV Helps Ventura County Fire Victims at Local Assistance Center
    (Nov 14, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Woolsey and Hill fires at a Local Assistance Center in Ventura County. The temporary center opens at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018, in Thousand Oaks.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 109 Abusers in October
    (Nov 8, 2018)
    Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 109 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in October. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • Fresno North DMV Field Office Reopens After Repairs
    (Nov 5, 2018)
    Fresno – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Fresno North field office, located at 6420 N Blackstone Avenue, has reopened after a water pipe burst causing substantial flooding to the office. Cleanup and repairs were completed to ensure the building is safe.
  • DMV Self-Service Terminal Available at the First El Centro Supermarket
    (Nov 1, 2018)
    El Centro – Get your vehicle registration and license plate sticker instantly when you renew using the DMV Now Self-Service Terminal available at the El Centro Vons supermarket located at 750 North Imperial Avenue.
  • DMV Issues Permit Authorizing Waymo to Test Driverless Vehicles in Santa Clara County
    (Oct 30, 2018)
    Sacramento – Pursuant to state law and regulation, the Department of Motor Vehicles today issued a permit to Waymo authorizing the company to test driverless vehicles on public roads, including freeways, highways and streets within the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale, in Santa Clara County. While Waymo has held a permit to test autonomous vehicles with a driver since 2014, the new permit allows the company to test a fleet of about three dozen test vehicles without drivers behind the wheel.
  • Fresno North DMV Field Office Closed for Repairs
    (Oct 29, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Fresno North field office, located at 6420 N Blackstone Avenue, is temporarily closed after a water pipe burst and caused substantial flooding to the office. Cleanup and repairs are underway to ensure the building is safe. The DMV will notify the public when the office will reopen.
  • Renew Your Vehicle Registration at Four Additional San Diego-Area Grocery Stores
    (Oct 23, 2018)
    DMV Now Self-Service Terminals are now available at 13 greater San Diego locations.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 491 Abusers in September
    (Oct 11, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 491 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 14 enforcement operations in September. The majority of those offenses took place during five enforcement operations held at the Los Angeles County Fair that resulted in 443 citations. Offenders had their placard confiscated and face fines that range from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV Warns Californians about Unofficial Websites Charging Fees
    (Oct 2, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is warning the public about websites that are charging customers to complete the electronic driver license and ID card application, for DMV appointments and for other online transactions. The department received reports of websites charging customers a fee to complete the new online driver license application. The DMV’s Investigations Division is investigating these websites for any violation of consumer protection laws.
  • 345 People Caught Abusing Disabled Parking Placards at Los Angeles County Fair
    (Sep 21, 2018)
    Pomona – A series of enforcement operations held at the Los Angeles County Fair has resulted in 345 citations being issued to abusers of disabled person parking placards. During four operations held at this year’s fair, DMV investigators verified that 1,955 visitors using disabled person parking placards were doing so legally. The statistics reveal that one of every six people were fraudulently using a placard.
  • DMV Holds Public Workshop on Rules for Autonomous Delivery Vehicles
    (Sep 19, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hold a public workshop on Friday, October 19 to gather and discuss input on the development of regulations related to autonomous light-duty motor trucks (delivery vehicles).
  • Renew Your Vehicle Registration at Three More LA-Area Grocery Stores
    (Sep 14, 2018)
    Statewide, 120 kiosks are installed at DMV offices, grocery stores, libraries and AAA auto clubs with a goal of adding 45 more by the end of the year.
  • Renew Your Vehicle Registration at a San Diego Grocery Store
    (Sep 14, 2018)
    Sacramento – Get your vehicle registration and license plate sticker instantly when you renew using the new DMV Now Self-Service Terminal available at Ralphs Grocery at 11875 Carmel Mountain Road in San Diego. The popular kiosk is also available at California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offices in Chula Vista, El Cajon, Oceanside, San Diego-Clairemont, San Marcos and San Ysidro.
  • Newest DMV Now Self-Service Terminal Available at Carmichael Library
    (Sep 10, 2018)
    Sacramento – Renew your vehicle registration while checking out your favorite book at the Carmichael Library using a DMV Now Self-Service Terminal located at 5605 Marconi Avenue in Carmichael.
  • Newest DMV Now Self-Service Terminal Available at Sacramento Central Library
    (Aug 28, 2018)
    Sacramento – Check out your favorite book and renew your vehicle registration using a DMV Now Self-Service Terminal recently installed at the Sacramento Central Library. DMV field offices in Fairfield, Rocklin and Tracy also now have the popular kiosk, which issues a registration card and license plate sticker on the spot.
  • DMV Expands Saturday Service and Opens More Offices Earlier
    (Aug 22, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is adding two more offices to its current list of 60 statewide locations that offer Saturday service and opening two additional locations an hour earlier. The expanded services are being offered as part of the department’s continued effort to ease wait times at field offices.
  • DMV Helps Lake County Fire Victims at Disaster Recovery Center
    (Aug 20, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Mendocino Complex Fires at a Disaster Recover Center in Lake County. The temporary center opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
  • New Website Makes Online Services Easier to Access
    (Aug 20, 2018)
    Sacramento – In its continuing effort to make online services easier to access, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has redesigned portions of the website for easier access to the most frequently used online services.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Enforcement Catches 114 Abusers in July
    (Aug 17, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 114 people misusing disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in July. Offenders had their placard confiscated and were issued a misdemeanor citation that carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. The violation will appear on their driver record.
  • DMV Helps Victims of Mendocino Complex Fires at Local Assistance Center
    (Aug 10, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Mendocino Complex Fires at a Local Assistance Center in Lucerene. The temporary center opens at 10 a.m. today.
  • DMV Helps Shasta County Fire Victims at Disaster Recovery Center
    (Aug 10, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Carr Fire at a Disaster Recover Center in Redding. The temporary center opens at 9 a.m. today and replaces the center that opened last week at Shasta High School.
  • DMV Director Issues Statement on Legislative Action to Address Wait Times, Boost Staffing
    (Aug 8, 2018)
    Sacramento – California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Director Jean Shiomoto issued the following statement on the Legislature’s decision today to approve funding for 230 new employees and other actions to reduce DMV wait times:
  • DMV Announces New Efforts to Reduce Wait Times
    (Aug 7, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is taking a number of additional actions — including redirecting 240 employees from the DMV headquarters and staff from other state agencies and departments— to combat rising wait times at field offices. Customers have experienced longer-than-expected service times because of increased demand in the federal compliant REAL ID driver license or identification card.
  • Saturday Service Expands to 60 DMV Field Offices This Weekend
    (Aug 1, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) now offers Saturday service every weekend at 60 field offices from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All services, except behind-the-wheel exams, will be provided. The expanded Saturday service, from 43 to 60 field offices, is part of the department’s continued effort to ease wait times in field offices. DMV offices will remain closed on Sunday.
  • DMV Helps Shasta County Fire Victims at Local Assistance Center
    (Jul 31, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Carr Fire at a Local Assistance Center in Redding. The temporary center opens Thursday, August 2, at 9 a.m.
  • DMV Oceanside Field Office Reopens this Morning
    (Jul 23, 2018)
    Sacramento – The DMV Oceanside field office at 4005 Plaza Drive in Oceanside reopened this morning, Monday, July 23. The office closed July 16 to repair water damage caused by an irrigation system leak. All services are being offered.
  • 43 DMV Field Offices Open this Saturday
    (Jul 20, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open 43 field offices this Saturday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. All services, except behind-the-wheel tests, will be provided. Increased Saturday service is part of the department’s strategy to ease wait times in field offices. Beginning August 4, the DMV will expand the number of field offices offering Saturday hours to 60 and they will be open every weekend from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. DMV offices will remain closed on Sunday.
  • DMV Helps Siskiyou County Fire Victims at New Local Assistance Center
    (Jul 19, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Klamathon Fire at a new Local Assistance Center in Hornbrook. The temporary center opens Monday, July 23, at 9 a.m.
  • DMV Oceanside Field Office Remains Closed
    (Jul 18, 2018)
    Sacramento – The DMV Oceanside field office at 4005 Plaza Drive in Oceanside will remain closed for at least the remainder of the week while crews repair water damage caused by an irrigation system leak. The DMV is assessing when the office can reopen. Water flooded the office’s front entrance, forcing its closure on Monday, July 16. The office is conducting behind-the-wheel exams on site and appointments are being honored at nearby offices.
  • Complete Your Driver License Application from Home
    (Jul 18, 2018)
    Sacramento- The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering customers a convenient way to complete a driver license or identification (ID) card application before visiting a field office. The easy-to-use online application guides applicants through the process of filling out the required fields for a driver license or ID card. When customers arrive at a DMV field office, technicians can quickly access the completed form.
  • DMV Oceanside Field Office Remains Closed at Least Through Wednesday
    (Jul 17, 2018)
    Sacramento – The DMV Oceanside field office at 4005 Plaza Drive in Oceanside will remain closed at least through Wednesday while crews clean up water damage caused by an irrigation system leak. Water flooded the office’s front entrance, forcing its closure on Monday, July 16. The office is conducting behind-the-wheel exams and appointments are being honored at nearby offices.
  • Chula Vista DMV Field Office to Open Earlier
    (Jul 13, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open the Chula Vista field offices an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. The office will open at 7 a.m. four days a week to help ease customer wait times. The office will continue to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and close at 5 p.m. daily.
  • Five DMV Field Offices in Sacramento Area to Open Earlier
    (Jul 13, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open five Sacramento-area field offices an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. Field offices in Auburn, Carmichael, Davis, Rocklin and Turlock will open at 7 a.m. four days a week to help ease customer wait times. The offices will continue to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and close at 5 p.m. daily.
  • Five DMV Field Offices in Los Angeles Area to Open Earlier
    (Jul 13, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open five Los Angeles-area field offices an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. Field offices in Lincoln Park, Newhall, Pomona, Santa Ana and Winnetka will open at 7 a.m. four days a week to help ease customer wait times. The offices will continue to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and close at 5 p.m.
  • Two DMV Field Offices in Central Valley to Open Earlier
    (Jul 13, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open two Central Valley field offices an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. Field offices in Bakersfield (Southwest) and Turlock will open at 7 a.m. four days a week to help ease customer wait times. The offices will continue to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and close at 5 p.m. daily.
  • Two DMV Field Offices in Bay Area to Open Earlier
    (Jul 13, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open two Bay Area field offices an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. The Oakland Claremont field office and the San Jose Driver License Processing Center will open at 7 a.m. four days a week to help ease customer wait times. The offices will continue to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and close at 5 p.m. daily.
  • DMV Expands Saturday Hours to 60 Field Offices
    (Jul 13, 2018)
    Sacramento – In a continuing effort to address wait times at field offices throughout the state, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is increasing the number of Saturday service offices to 60 and offering service every Saturday. The offices will open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday starting on August 4.
  • DMV Helps Siskiyou County Fire Victims at Local Assistance Center
    (Jul 11, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Klamathon Fire at a Local Assistance Center in Yreka. The temporary center opens Monday, July 16, at 9 a.m.
  • DMV Helps Santa Barbara County Fire Victims at Local Assistance Center
    (Jul 9, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Holiday Fire at a Local Assistance Center in Goleta. The temporary center opens today, July 9, noon.
  • DMV Helps San Diego County Fire Victims at Local Assistance Center
    (Jul 9, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the West Fire at a Local Assistance Center in Alpine. The temporary center opens today, July 9, at 9 a.m.
  • Nearly 2,500 People Caught Misusing Disabled Parking Placards in One Year
    (Jul 6, 2018)
    Sacramento – An aggressive crackdown on the fraudulent use of disabled person parking placards resulted in 2,485 misdemeanor citations being issued between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught the offenders during 256 enforcement operations throughout the state. During the prior fiscal year, 1,625 citations were handed out during 165 operations.
  • DMV Reminds Drivers of New Laws Taking Effect July 1
    (Jun 28, 2018)
    Sacramento – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds Californians about three laws designed to improve traffic safety that take effect July 1.
  • DMV Helps Lake County Fire Victims at Local Assistance Center
    (Jun 28, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Pawnee Fire at a Local Assistance Center in Spring Valley. The temporary center opens tomorrow, June 28, at 9 a.m.
  • Saturday Hours Offered Tomorrow at 40 Select Field Offices
    (Jun 22, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will welcome customers at 40 select field offices on Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the second weekend in a row that the DMV will be open. Approximately 11,000 Californians took advantage of Saturday hours on June 16.
  • DMV Begins Offering Saturday Hours Tomorrow
    (Jun 15, 2018)
    Sacramento – Californians needing to conduct DMV business can now take advantage of convenient Saturday hours at 40 field offices beginning tomorrow. On June 16 and 23, select offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in attempt to ease weekday wait times. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available.
  • DMV Offers Saturday Service at Three Additional Field Offices
    (Jun 11, 2018)
    Ventura- The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open the Ventura field office two Saturdays a month beginning in July in an attempt to ease customer wait times. Ventura is one of three additional offices offering Saturday service in July on top of the 40 offices that will open on two Saturdays in June. Beginning in July, the 43 offices will be open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available on Saturdays.
  • DMV Offers Saturday Service at Three Additional Field Offices
    (Jun 11, 2018)
    Sacramento- The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open the Fairfield field office two Saturdays a month beginning in July in an attempt to ease customer wait times. Fairfield is one of three additional offices offering Saturday service in July on top of the 40 offices that will open on two Saturdays in June. Beginning in July, the 43 offices will be open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available on Saturdays.
  • DMV Offers Saturday Service at Three Additional Field Offices
    (Jun 11, 2018)
    Salinas- The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open the Salinas field office two Saturdays a month beginning in July in an attempt to ease customer wait times. Salinas is one of three additional offices offering Saturday service in July on top of the 40 offices that will open on two Saturdays in June. Beginning in July, the 43 offices will be open on the first and third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available on Saturdays.
  • May Crackdown on Disabled Parking Placard Abuse Results in 133 Citations
    (Jun 4, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 133 out of 1,574 people fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in May. Investigators confiscated the placards and issued each offender a misdemeanor citation that carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. The violation will also appear on their driver record.
  • DMV Offers Saturday Service at Select Field Offices
    (May 31, 2018)
    Sacramento- In an attempt to help ease wait times around the state, 40 California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) field offices will begin offering limited Saturday service in June. The offices will be open on Saturday, June 16 and June 23, and will then transition to the first and third Saturday of each month from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning in July 2018. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available on Saturdays.
  • April Crackdown on Disabled Parking Placard Abuse Results in 381 Citations
    (May 8, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 381 out of 4,951 people fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 22 enforcement operations in April. Investigators confiscated the placards and issued each offender a misdemeanor citation that carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. The violation will also appear on their driver record.
  • Avoid the Lines – Easy Ways to Renew Registration
    (May 7, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants customers to avoid making an unnecessary trip to a field office to renew their vehicle registration when this simple transaction can be completed online, by mail, at a DMV Now Self-Service Terminal or at partner organizations.
  • DMV Combats Unlicensed Vehicle Dismantlers in Los Angeles County
    (May 4, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) conducted an enforcement operation in Los Angeles County aimed at combating unlicensed vehicle dismantlers. DMV investigators targeted 24 locations in the Wilmington area and issued 16 misdemeanor citations for offenses such as operating as an unlicensed dismantler or auto repair facility, or unlicensed dealer. DMV investigators collaborated with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration and the Department of Consumer Affairs (Bureau of Automotive Repair).
  • Country Music Fans Caught Misusing Disabled Parking Placards at Stagecoach Festival
    (May 1, 2018)
    Coachella Valley – The country album “Caught in the Act” could have new meaning for 96 Stagecoach Country Music Festival fans caught in the act of fraudulently using disabled person parking placards. Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued the misdemeanor citations during an enforcement operation held April 27 to 29. DMV investigators handed out an additional 10 citations to concertgoers who they caught parking in a disabled spot without a placard, bringing the total to 106.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Abusers Face the Music at Coachella Valley Festival
    (Apr 24, 2018)
    Coachella Valley – This year’s Coachella Valley Music Festival started out on a sour note for 135 concertgoers who received misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using disabled person parking placards. Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued an additional 18 citations to people they caught parking in a disabled spot without a placard, bringing the total to 153.
  • DMV Surpasses 1 Million Driver Licenses under AB 60
    (Apr 9, 2018)
    Sacramento – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that it has issued 1,001,000 driver licenses to people who are unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States.
  • DMV Dedicates New Grass Valley Field Office
    (Apr 4, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today held a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Grass Valley field office. The facility, located at 890 Sutton Way, opened February 26, 2018.
  • March Crackdown on Disabled Parking Placard Abuse Results in 167 Citations
    (Apr 4, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) caught 167 out of 2,050 people fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 20 enforcement operations throughout the state during the month of March. Investigators confiscated the placards and issued each offender a misdemeanor citation that carries a $250 to $1,000 fine. The violation will also appear on their driver record.
  • DMV Cites One Out of Nine during Latest Sacramento Disabled Parking Placard Crackdown
    (Mar 29, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a message for people fraudulently using disabled parking placards: “We will catch you.” As part of the department’s unrelenting crackdown on placard misuse, DMV investigators cited 16 out of 142 people contacted during an enforcement operation today at Walmart located at 4675 Watt Avenue in North Highlands. Statewide, the DMV has issued 1,664 citations from July 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
  • DMV Combats Unlicensed Vehicle Dismantlers in Sacramento County
    (Mar 29, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) conducted an enforcement operation in Sacramento County today aimed at combating unlicensed vehicle dismantlers. DMV investigators targeted 22 locations in Rancho Cordova and Rio Linda and issued nine misdemeanor citations for offenses such as operating as an unlicensed dismantler or auto repair facility, or selling an unregistered vehicle.
  • Fresno Disabled Parking Placard Abusers have Difficulty Evading Enforcement Efforts
    (Mar 28, 2018)
    Fresno – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a message for people fraudulently using disabled parking placards: “We will catch you.” As part of the department’s unrelenting crackdown on placard misuse, DMV investigators cited 10 out of 91 people contacted during an enforcement operation today in downtown Fresno. Statewide, the DMV has issued 1,664 citations between July 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Abusers Have Difficulty Evading Enforcement Efforts
    (Mar 21, 2018)
    San Diego – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a message for people fraudulently using disabled parking placards: “We will catch you.” As part of the department’s unrelenting crackdown on placard misuse, DMV investigators cited 10 out of 226 people contacted during an enforcement operation today at 13487 Camino Canada in the county portion of El Cajon. The DMV sees the level of compliance as an indication its publicized enforcement and public awareness efforts appear to be paying off. Statewide, the DMV has issued 1,664 citations since July 1, 2017.
  • DMV Oakland Coliseum Office Reopens
    (Mar 16, 2018)
    Oakland – The DMV Oakland Coliseum field office at 501 85th Ave., Oakland, will reopen Monday, March 19, after an extended closure to repair water damage.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Abusers Have Difficulty Evading Enforcement Efforts
    (Mar 15, 2018)
    San Jose – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a message for people fraudulently using disabled parking placards: “We will catch you.” As part of the department’s unrelenting crackdown on placard misuse, DMV investigators cited 3 out of 135 people contacted during an enforcement operation today at 5301 Almaden Expressway in San Jose. Statewide, the DMV has issued 1,664 citations since July 1, 2017.
  • DMV Removes Driving Suspensions for Failure to Pay Fines
    (Mar 15, 2018)
    Sacramento – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) removed failure to pay notations from all driver records and notified customers who had qualifying suspensions removed.
  • Disabled Parking Placard Abusers Have Difficulty Evading Enforcement Efforts
    (Mar 13, 2018)
    Los Angeles – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has a message for people fraudulently using disabled parking placards: “We will catch you.” As part of the department’s unrelenting crackdown on placard misuse, DMV investigators cited 19 out of 100 people contacted during an enforcement operation today at 100 West Broadway in Glendale. Statewide, the DMV has issued 1,664 citations since July 1, 2017.
  • February Crackdown on Disabled Person Parking Placards Results in 153 Citations
    (Mar 2, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued misdemeanor citations to 153 people caught fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 20 enforcement operations in February 2018. Investigators verified 1,582 placards, which means they issued citations to about one out of every 10 people with whom they interacted.
  • DMV Oakland Coliseum Field Office Extends Closure
    (Mar 1, 2018)
    Oakland – The DMV Oakland Coliseum field office at 501 85th Ave., Oakland, will remain closed for an estimated additional week as crews continue repairing water damage stemming from a February break-in.
  • Driverless Testing and Public Use Rules for Autonomous Vehicles Approved
    (Feb 26, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that the Office of Administrative Law approved regulations governing the driverless testing and public use of autonomous vehicles on California roads. Prior to these rules, autonomous vehicles could only be tested in California with an approved driver.
  • DMV Combats Unlicensed Vehicle Dismantlers in Los Angeles County
    (Feb 23, 2018)
    Los Angeles – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) conducted an enforcement operation in Los Angeles County on February 22, 2018, aimed at combating unlicensed vehicle dismantlers.
  • New Grass Valley DMV Field Office Opens February 26
    (Feb 20, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers the new Grass Valley field office at 890 Sutton Way will open Monday, February 26 at 8 a.m.
  • Update on DMV Oakland Coliseum Field Office Closure
    (Feb 16, 2018)
    The DMV Oakland Coliseum field office at 501 85th Ave., Oakland, will remain closed to address water damage caused by an apparent theft of copper pipes. The department expects the office to reopen March 5, 2018, after work crews replace portions of the walls and flooring.
  • DMV Oakland Coliseum Field Office Will Remain Closed Next Week
    (Feb 9, 2018)
    The DMV Oakland Coliseum field office at 501 85th Ave., Oakland, will remain closed through February 19 to address interior flooding and damage to the roof caused by an apparent theft of copper pipes.
  • DMV Oakland Coliseum Field Office Will Remain Closed for Remainder of the Week
    (Feb 8, 2018)
    The DMV Oakland Coliseum field office at 501 85th Ave., Oakland, will remain closed for the remainder of the week while crews clean up water damage caused by an apparent theft of copper pipes. The office is conducting drive tests and appointments are being honored at nearby offices.
  • Temporary Grass Valley Field Office Closes February 14
    (Feb 8, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the temporary Grass Valley field office at 435 Sutton Way will close at noon on Wednesday, February 14. A new office is under construction on the same site and is scheduled to open on Monday, February 26 at 8 a.m.
  • DMV Combats Unlicensed Vehicle Dismantlers in San Diego and Fresno
    (Jan 25, 2018)
    Sacramento – This week investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) conducted simultaneous enforcement operations in San Diego and Fresno aimed at combating unlicensed vehicle dismantlers.
  • Californians Arrive Prepared to Apply for REAL ID Cards
    (Jan 23, 2018)
    Sacramento- On January 22, the first day the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offered Californians the opportunity to apply for a REAL ID driver license or identification (ID) card, more than 5,000 customers submitted applications for a REAL ID compliant card. Many said they used the REAL ID interactive checklist at REALID.dmv.ca.gov to gather the required documents needed to apply for the new federal compliant REAL ID card.
  • DMV Identifies Thousands of Vehicles Destroyed in Northern California Wildfires
    (Jan 18, 2018)
    Sacramento — The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is working with law enforcement agencies to identify and update records of an estimated 4,000 vehicles destroyed by the Northern California wildfires in October.
  • Poway DMV Field Office to Reopen After Renovations
    (Jan 18, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Poway field office at 13461 Community Road will reopen on Monday, January 22 at 8 a.m. The office closed December 29 for renovations.
  • December Crackdown on Disabled Parking Placard Abuse Results in 150 Citations
    (Jan 16, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued misdemeanor citations to 150 people caught fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 21 enforcement operations in December 2017. Offenders must appear in court to face possible fines ranging from $250 to $1,000.
  • DMV Helps Santa Barbara County Mudslide Survivors at Local Assistance Center
    (Jan 16, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Santa Barbara County mudslides. DMV staff will be available at a temporary Local Assistance Center set up at the Calvary Chapel, 1 N. Calle Cesar Chavez, Santa Barbara. The center opens Wednesday, January 17 at 11 a.m.
  • Fairfield DMV Field Office to Reopen After Renovations
    (Jan 12, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Fairfield field office at 160 Serrano Drive will reopen on Wednesday, January 17 at 9 a.m. The office closed November 22 for renovations.
  • DMV to Offer REAL ID Driver License and ID Cards January 22
    (Jan 11, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer federal compliant REAL ID driver licenses and identification (ID) cards beginning January 22. This optional card is being made available to Californians who want to continue to use their driver license or ID card to board a domestic flight or enter secure federal facilities when new federal requirements take effect October 1, 2020. Californians will have the choice to apply for a REAL ID driver license or ID card, or renew or apply for a federal non-compliant card.
  • DMV Posts 2017 Autonomous Vehicle Disengagement Reports Online
    (Jan 31, 2018)
    Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) posted the 2017 autonomous vehicle disengagement reports on its website. The 19 reports submitted to the department from autonomous vehicle test permit holders summarize the disengagements of the technology caused by the failure of the technology or when the test driver needed to take immediate manual control of the vehicle during testing.
  • January Crackdown on Disabled Person Parking Placards Results in 185 Citations
    (Feb 6, 2018)
    Sacramento – Investigators with the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) issued misdemeanor citations to 185 people caught fraudulently using disabled person parking placards during 22 enforcement operations in January 2018. Offenders must appear in court to face possible fines ranging from $250 to $1,000.