Archive: DMV Begins Offering Saturday Hours Tomorrow

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June 15, 2018

Select field offices to be open two Saturdays each month

Sacramento – Californians needing to conduct DMV business can now take advantage of convenient Saturday hours at 40 field offices beginning tomorrow.  On June 16 and 23, select offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in attempt to ease weekday wait times. Behind-the-wheel exams will not be available.  

Offices will transition in July to the first and third Saturday of each month, at which time, the number of field offices open on Saturday will expand to 43.  Appointments are not required but always encouraged and can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance using the DMV’s website or calling 1-800-777-0133.

The following field offices offer Saturday service:
Chula Vista
Costa Mesa
Fairfield (Service begins July 7)
Fresno (Olive Avenue)
Granada Hills (Driver License Processing Center*)
Los Angeles
Oakland (Claremont Avenue)
Palm Desert
Rancho Cucamonga
Redwood City
Riverside East
Salinas (Service begins July 7)
San Francisco
San Luis Obispo
San Marcos
San Jose (Driver License Processing Center*)
Santa Clara
Santa Monica
Santa Rosa
Stanton (Driver License Processing Center*)
Thousand Oaks
Van Nuys
Ventura (Service begins July 7)
Yuba City

* Driver License Processing Centers only process driver license and identification card transactions.

Customers applying for a REAL ID driver license or identification card should visit to make sure they have the required documents to apply for a federal compliant card.  Individuals who choose to apply for a REAL ID must visit a DMV field office. View the full list of acceptable documents on DMV’s full list of acceptable documents website.

Individuals can avoid making a trip to a field office by using DMV’s online services at  Online services allow customers to renew their driver license and ID card, pay a registration suspension fee, file a notice of transfer and release of liability, order personalized license plates, add or remove an affidavit of non-use from a vehicle on record, request a driver or vehicle record, and much more.

Customers can easily and quickly renew their vehicle registration by using a DMV Now Self-Service Terminal, which prints a new registration card and license plate tag on the spot. The kiosk is available in 60 field offices, 39 grocery stores and at the University of California, Irvine.  

AAA offices offer its members registration renewal services, and other Registration Service Business Partners can also process vehicle registration renewals and other vehicle registration related transactions for a fee.

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