Manteca DMV Office to Close For 3 Week Renovation Project

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 16, 2006




Sacramento—The Manteca office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles located at 955 Davis St. will be closed for three weeks as of noon on Saturday, Oct. 21 for much needed repairs and remodeling including improving disabled customer access, modernization of restroom facilities, interior painting, new flooring and much more. The easiest way to accommodate this project is to close the office completely for the duration of the repairs. The Manteca office is scheduled to reopen for business at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13.

The 20-year old office has not had any substantial renovations since it opened in 1986. The Manteca facility is one of several offices slated for maintenance, repairs and/or renovation work during 2006. DMV usually closes about a dozen offices each year for varying lengths of time to make infrastructure improvements or for equipment installation.

The Manteca office employs 12 full-time and nine part-time employees who handle almost 145,000 transactions annually. During the renovation, most technicians will be loaned to nearby DMV offices to help handle customers diverted as a result of the office closure. DMV officials say they will carefully monitor customer flow to the surrounding offices and move technicians as needed to provide the best customer service possible during the brief renovation process.

During the closure, Manteca DMV customers will be directed to neighboring offices in:

  • Tracy, 324 E. 11th , 12 miles away;
  • Stockton, 710 N. American St.,16 miles away;
  • Modesto, 124 Burney St., 19 miles away and
  • Lodi, 700 E. Pine St., 23 miles away.

In a continuing effort to shorten lines and wait times, the DMV offers customers a number of service options at www.dmv.ca.gov, including online appointments for written and driver license exams, vehicle registration renewals, filing a change of address, registration for organ and tissue donation, and filing a notice of release of liability. For registration, 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. In addition, fees relating to online transactions can be made using the debit feature on the Web site.

Personalized license plates, boat registration, refund requests, and checking on driving school licensing can also be handled electronically.

In addition, 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.

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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