East Riverside DMV Office To Close New Location Will Open A Few Days Later

California Department of Motor Vehicles
DMV Media Relations
2415 First Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95818
Contact: Mike Marando, Steve Haskins, Armando Botello, Mike Miller
June 27, 2006




Sacramento—The East Riverside DMV office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles located at 6235 Rivercrest Drive, Suite 10-R, will close for business at 5 p.m. June 30, 2006, because the owner of the 18-year old building declined to renew his lease with the department. In its place, DMV will open a temporary facility while the department continues its extensive search for a permanent location in the Riverside/Moreno Valley area. The relocated office will open for business on July 5 at 9:00 a.m. after the long Independence Day holiday at 1695 Spruce Street---which is about 6 miles from the old location.

DMV officials say the Riverside East office is just one of several department facilities slated for maintenance, repairs/renovation or relocation during 2006. DMV usually closes about a dozen offices each year for varying lengths of time to make infrastructure repairs, install new equipment or make other improvements to make them more employee-useful and customer-friendly.

The East Riverside office employs 18 full-time and 13 part-time employees who handled more than 211,000 transactions in 2005. All of the managers and technicians will move to the new building, which will actually be closed for just a single day, July 3, 2006, before re-opening on July 5, (DMV offices are always closed on the Fourth of July holiday, as are all state offices.) Technicians will spend Monday, July 3, getting the new premises ready for business at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.

If customers need to do a face-to-face transaction in a DMV office on Monday, July 3, they can do so at the following nearby locations:

  • Riverside, 6280 Brockton Ave., 10 miles away,
  • Fontana, 16499 Merrill Ave.,16 miles away;
  • Redlands, 1659 W. Ligonia Ave., 17 miles away; and
  • San Bernardino, 1310 N. Waterman Ave., 18 miles away.

In a continuing effort to shorten lines and wait times, the DMV wants customers to understand there are a number of service options currently available to them, which if properly utilized, can dramatically reduce the number of transactions handled in any field office on a face-to-face basis. Taking advantage of those options means shorter lines and wait times!

For example, most routine services the DMV provides can be done by mail; instructions for mailing license or registration renewals are included with the notifications sent out by the Department. Customers can use checks or money orders to renew by mail.

The Internet is also extremely useful for handling many transactions, including driver license and vehicle registration renewals. All that’s needed is DMV paperwork that is sent in the mail several weeks in advance of payment deadlines, some personal identification information and a credit card.

The DMV Website may be accessed at www.dmv.ca.gov. Personalized license plates, boat registration, scheduling for DMV appointments, refund requests, and checking on driving school licensing can also be handled electronically.

But if a face-to-face transaction is necessary, appointments are always encouraged--either by using our new voice-activated phone system at 1-800-921-1117 or the Internet. Customers can use the new phone system to renew and pay for their vehicle registrations as well. Both the Internet and interactive phone options are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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