Quincy DMV Office to Close For One Day Move to New Site

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Media Relations Office
2415 First Avenue, MS F-122, Sacramento, CA 95818
Contact: Mike Marando, Steve Haskins, Armando Botello, Mike Miller
October 23, 2006




Sacramento—The Quincy office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles at 80 A Main St. will be closed for one day as of 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2006, so staff and equipment can be relocated to 1953 E. Main St. The new office is scheduled to reopen for business at 8 a.m. Monday, Oct. 30, 2006.

DMV officials say the office will be located in a newly remodeled leased building in downtown Quincy, and will be much more customer-friendly with all-new, modern amenities. The Quincy office is one of several department facilities that were slated for maintenance, repairs, renovation or re-location during 2006. DMV usually closes about a dozen offices statewide each year for varying lengths of time to make infrastructure improvements, for equipment installation, or, as in this case, to move to an updated and improved facility.

The Quincy office employs two full-time employees who handle some 22,000 transactions each year.

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. That 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 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, personal identification information and a credit card.

The DMV Web site 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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