Hemet DMV Office To Close For Renovation Project

California Department of Motor Vehicles
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December 9, 2009


Sacramento —The Hemet office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, located at 1200 S. State St., will be closed for eight weeks starting at 5 p.m. on Tues., Jan. 12, 2010, for a major renovation project -- which includes flooring replacement, the installation of a modular furniture system for greater customer convenience, updated data cabling and much more.

The easiest way to accommodate this project is to close the office completely for the duration of the repairs. The Hemet office is scheduled to reopen for business on Mon., March 15, 2010, at 8 a.m.

DMV officials say the 20-year old office has not had any substantial renovations since it opened in 1989. The Hemet facility is one of several offices slated for maintenance or repair projects during 2010. DMV usually schedules about a dozen office closures each year for varying lengths of time to make infrastructure improvements or for equipment installation.

The Hemet office has 22 full-time and 6 part-time employees who handle some 187,000- transactions each year.

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 extensive renovation process.

During the closure, Hemet-area DMV customers will be directed to neighboring offices in:

  • Banning, 1034 W. Ramsey St., #B, 16 miles away;
  • Temecula, 27851 Diaz Rd., 26 miles away;
  • East Riverside, 6425 Sycamore Canyon Blvd., 27 miles away;
  • Redlands, 1659 W. Lugonia Ave., 33 miles away; and
  • Palm Springs, 950 N. Farrell Dr., 44 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 wait times.

For example, 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.

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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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