DMV extends advance Appointment Calendar to 45 Days

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

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January 14, 2010


Sacramento — Due to increased demand, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced today that field office appointments can now be made 45 days in advance, either on the department web site (www.dmv.ca.gov) or by telephone (800.777.0133).

“In order to keep up with customer demand, we’ve extended the online appointment calendar to 45 days,” said DMV Director George Valverde. “We believe this will help accommodate additional drive test appointments each month.”

Customers can make advance appointments for DMV services, including the behind-the-wheel drive test.

The department, which conducts nearly 1 million drive tests annually in California, reminds customers that the following are required for making a drive-test appointment for a driver license exam:

  • Provide either your Driver Permit number of Driver License number;
  • True full name;
  • Date of Birth.

For a more seamless appointment, the department encourages drive test applicants to make sure to bring the following on drive test day:

  • Driver Permit
  • Proof of insurance for the vehicle to be used on the drive test.
  • Proof of valid registration for the vehicle to be used on the drive test.

Applicants under age 18 must have held their driver permit a minimum of six months; must provide the driver education and driver training completion forms; and have completed 50 certified hours of practice with an adult age 25 or older.

Applicants who pass the test will be issued an interim license valid for 60 days until a permanent license is mailed. Applicants that fail the test must wait two weeks before taking the exam again.

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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. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133.

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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