Archive: Two DMV Field Offices in Bay Area to Open Earlier

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July 13, 2018

New extended hours take effect Monday

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.

Fourteen field offices across the state are offering the extended hours.

Saturday Service Expanding

The Oakland Claremont field office and the San Jose Driver License Processing Center are among 14 Bay Area field offices that will open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning August 4.

The other 12 offices are:
Daly City
El Cerrito
Redwood City
Santa Clara
San Francisco
Santa Rosa
Santa Teresa

These field offices, with the exception of Daly City, El Cerrito and Santa Teresa, also will open Saturday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In all, 60 field offices statewide will offer Saturday service each week starting August 4. Behind-the-wheel exams are not available on Saturdays.

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 we do not charge to schedule an appointment to visit a DMV field office.

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

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