Poway Center DMV Office to Close For 12 Day Renovation Project

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Media Relations Office
2415 First Avenue, MS F-122, Sacramento, CA 95818
Contact: DMV Media Relations

October 1, 2007

 Sacramento—The Poway Center office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, located at 13461 Community Road, will be closed for less than two weeks as of 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 2007, for a major expansion and renovation project. When the facility re-opens 12 days later, customers will be able to do their business in a more spacious setting with an added 3200 square of office space. Noteworthy interior upgrades will include new inside paint and flooring.

The easiest way to accommodate this project is to close the office completely for the duration of the remodeling process. The newly renovated and larger Poway Center office is scheduled to reopen for business on Wednesday, Oct.17, 2007, at 9 a.m.

DMV officials say the office expansion project is the culmination of the department’s plan announced two years ago that will result in a more spacious office at Poway Center and combine the staff from the much older and smaller Poway office at 13359 Poway Rd. which will be closed  after Oct. 5, 2007. The old Poway Office had been an appointment-only facility since Poway Center opened in October of 2005.

The Poway Center office is one of several offices slated for maintenance, repairs and/or renovation work during 2007.  DMV usually closes about a dozen offices each year for varying lengths of time to make infrastructure improvements or for equipment installation. 

The new and enlarged Poway Center office will employ a combined 17 full-time and five part-time employees who will handle some 129,000 transactions each year. During the brief expansion project, 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, the old Poway and the Poway Center DMV customers will be directed to neighboring offices in:

  • Escondido, 725 N. Escondido Blvd., 14 miles away; and
  • San Diego, 4375 Derrick Dr., 20 miles away, and
  • Oceanside, 4005 Plaza Dr., 27 miles away.

Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (www.dmv.ca.gov), including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address, filings for Notice of Release of Liability, and payment of fees via secure debit transactions.

DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The DMV licenses drivers; maintains driving records; registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools



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