DMV Helps Residents Impacted by Earthquakes at Local Assistance Centers

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July 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.

Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for residents impacted by earthquakes in Kern and San Bernardino counties, which allows them to replace the following items at no cost: duplicate driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration and title, and disabled person parking placards. In addition, earthquake survivors can acquire substitute license plates and stickers, vehicle disposal paperwork, driver record printouts and process a change of address. These services are also available at local DMV field offices.

Local Assistance CenterDate and Hours of Operation
Trona High School
83600 Trona Road
Trona, CA 93562
Wednesday, July 10-TBD
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kerr McGee Community Center
100 W. California Avenue
Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Thursday, July 11-TBD
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The DMV is one of several state, local and federal agencies working together to provide services at this one-stop help center for residents impacted by the earthquakes.

The DMV reminds customers that many transactions can be completed without visiting a field office, including vehicle registration and driver license renewals, and changing an address. Californians also can save time by filling out the driver license application online before they visit a field office. For more information on all online services visit here.


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