DMV Offices Will be Closed Friday August 21 2009

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

July 28, 2009

Sacramento —The Department of Motor Vehicles reminds customers that all statewide offices will be closed on the first three Fridays of each month through June 2010. During the month of August, DMV offices will be closed on Fridays August 7, 14 and 21, 2009 – in keeping with Executive Order S-13-09.

All DMV offices will be open on Friday, August 28, 2009 -- Normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays) remain in effect.

Department officials emphasized that if a field office visit is necessary, customers should make every effort to arrive prepared with all requisite paperwork. “Having all necessary paperwork and documents beforehand will be extremely helpful and significantly lessen the impact,” said DMV Director George Valverde.

Motorists who have a registration renewal date that falls on a Friday closure day will have penalties waived until the next business day.

Customers can perform any one of the following transactions and functions on the DMV Web site,

Schedule office appointments for up to three transactions or for three separate customers; Renew driver license; Renew vehicle registration; Make a change of address; Register to vote; Purchase personalized plates; File a notice of release of liability; Check the license status of driver’s education or traffic schools, new or used vehicle dealers; File vehicle transfer forms; Calculate fees and taxes due; Request refunds; Make appointments for both car and motorcycle driving skill tests, and much more. Automated services are available at (800) 777-0133.

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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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