Goleta DMV Office To Close For Brief Renovation Project

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


January 14, 2010

Sacramento —The Goleta office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, located at 7127 Hollister Ave., Suite 24/26, will be closed for three business days starting at 5 p.m. on Thurs., Feb. 11, 2010, for a construction project -- which includes flooring replacement and modifications of office space access to meet compliance with the Americans for Disability Act.

The easiest way to accommodate this project is to close the office completely for the duration of the repairs. The Goleta office is scheduled to reopen for business on Mon., Feb. 22, 2010 at 8 a.m.

DMV officials say the 25-year old office has not had any substantial renovations since it opened in 1985. The Goleta 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 Goleta office has 9 full-time and 1 part-time employees who handle some 57,400 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, Goleta-area DMV customers will be directed to neighboring offices in:

  • Santa Barbara, 535 Castillo St., 12 miles away, and
  • Lompoc, 138 North B St., 43 miles away.

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