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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 13, 2018
New extended hours take effect Monday
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.
Fourteen field offices across the state are offering the extended hours.
Saturday Service Expanding
In addition, six field offices in the Central Valley – Bakersfield, Clovis, Fresno (Olive Avenue), Merced, Modesto and Visalia – will open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning August 4. These field offices, with the exception of Merced and Visalia, 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 REALID.dmv.ca.gov 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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