DMV Closes Mariposa Office in Wake of Nearby Yosemite Fire

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

July 28, 2008

Sacramento –California Department of Motor Vehicles has closed its office at 5629 Highway 49 North near the town of Mariposa for the remainder of this week, due to low air quality from the fast-moving “Telegraph Fire.” The office is expected to reopen at 8 a.m. Monday, August 4.

Office technicians and customers will be redirected to DMV offices in Madera and Merced. The Madera office is located at 1206 Maple Street, 50 miles away, and the Merced office is located at 1313 W. 12th St., which is located 41 miles away.

DMV officials noted that many customer transactions can be handled without an office visit simply by utilizing the department’s extensive and easy-to-navigate Internet website.

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 (, 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

The 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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