California Driver’s Handbook

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Section 2 of 28

DMV Information

Office Hours

Monday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Some field offices may have extended hours and may be open on Saturdays, and a few offer only DL/ID card or vehicle registration services. Behind-the-wheel exams are not offered on Saturday. To find out if your local field office has extended hours, or to find a field office location and service options, visit or call 1-800-777-0133.

Go online at for (to):

  • Field office locations, hours, directions, phone numbers, and acceptable forms of payment.
  • Make appointments to visit a field office or take a driving test (except for commercial driving tests).
  • Complete the Electronic Driver License & ID Card Application (eDL 44).
  • Change your address with DMV records.
  • 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 banking information.
  • 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.