Arleta DMV Office to Close for Renovation

California Department of Motor Vehicles
Media Relations Office
2415 First Avenue, MS F-122, Sacramento, CA 95818
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November 19, 2007

Sacramento – The Arleta office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) located at 14400 Van Nuys Blvd., will be closed for approximately eight weeks as of 12 p.m. noon on Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, for renovations and repairs that include the installation of more customer-friendly modular furniture, painting, lighting and much more. The easiest way to accommodate this project is to close the office completely for the duration of the repairs. The Arleta office is scheduled to reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, 2008.

Opened in 1981, the Arleta facility 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 Arleta office employs 45 full-time and 17 intermittent employees who handle some 342,600 transactions each year. 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, the Arleta DMV customers will be directed to neighboring offices in:

  • Van Nuys, 14920 Vanowen St., 4 miles away;
  • Winnetka, 20725 Sherman Way., 11 miles away;
  • Newhall, 24427 Newhall Ave., 12 miles away;
  • Glendale, 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd., 13 miles away;
  • Hollywood Western, 5500 W. Hollywood Blvd., 15 miles away; and
  • Hollywood, 803 N. Cole Ave., 15 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. That means shorter lines and wait times.

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 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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