Saturday Service Expands to 60 DMV Field Offices This Weekend

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Sacramento, CA 95818
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 1, 2018

Select offices are now open EVERY Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

The following field offices will be open every Saturday, beginning August 4:

Bakersfield
Bellflower
Bell Gardens
Chula Vista
Clovis
Concord
Costa Mesa
Culver City
Daly City
El Centro
El Cerrito
Fairfield
Folsom
Fontana
Fresno (Olive Avenue)
Fullerton
Granada Hills (Driver License Processing Center*)
Hawthorne
Hayward
Hemet
Lancaster
Lodi
Long Beach
Los Angeles
Merced
Modesto
Novato
Oakland (Claremont Avenue)
Palm Desert
Pasadena
Pleasanton
Poway
Rancho Cucamonga
Redding
Redwood City
Riverside East
Roseville
Sacramento
Salinas
San Bernardino
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo
San Marcos
San Pedro
San Jose (Driver License Processing Center*)
Santa Clara
Santa Monica
Santa Rosa
Santa Teresa
Stanton (Driver License Processing Center*)
Temecula
Thousand Oaks
Tracy
Vallejo
Van Nuys
Ventura
Victorville
Visalia
West Covina
Yuba City

* Driver License Processing Centers only process driver license and identification card transactions.

The full list of field offices open on Saturdays can also be found on the Saturday Service webpage.

Appointments can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance using the DMV’s website or calling 1-800-777-0133. The DMV reminds customers that there is no charge to schedule an appointment to visit a DMV field office.

Extended Weekday Hours

The DMV began offering extended hours at 14 field offices on July 16.  The offices listed below open at 7 a.m. four days a week.  They continue to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and close at 5 p.m. daily. 

Auburn
Bakersfield (Southwest)
Carmichael
Chula Vista
Davis
Lincoln Park
Newhall
Oakland Claremont
Pomona
Rocklin
San Jose Driver License Processing Center*
Santa Ana
Turlock
Winnetka

* Driver License Processing Centers only process driver license and identification card transactions.

DMV TIPS:

REAL ID – Arrive Prepared

Customers applying for a REAL ID should visit REALID.dmv.ca.gov to make sure they have the required documents to apply for the federal compliant driver license or identification card. All REAL ID applicants must visit a DMV field office.

View the full list of acceptable documents for REAL ID on the DMV website.
 
Complete an Electronic Application before Your Office Visit

Customers can now complete their 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.
Get started at eDLapp.dmv.ca.gov.

Do You Really Need to Visit a Field Office?

Customers may save a trip to a field office by using DMV online services at www.dmv.ca.gov. Online services allows you to renew a driver license or ID card, pay registration fees, complete a notice of transfer and release of liability, order personalized license plates, and request a driver or vehicle record.

The DMV NOW Self-Service Terminal is a speedy way to renew vehicle registrations. The kiosk prints a new registration card and license plate tag on the spot. They are available at 60 field offices, 39 grocery stores and the University of California, Irvine.

Auto clubs offer members registration renewal services. Registration Service Business Partners can also process vehicle registration renewals and other vehicle registration related transactions for a fee.

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