DMV Reminds Californians of Busy Offices Around Thanksgiving

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November 20, 2018

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Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that two of the busiest days at field offices are the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and the Monday after the holiday.

“We recommend customers use our alternative services or pick a different day to visit a field office,” DMV Director Jean Shiomoto said.

All DMV offices will be closed from Thursday, November 22, through Sunday, November 25. Sixty-two field offices will open on the first three Saturdays in December, and 16 offices open at 7 a.m. four days a week to provide expanded service options for customers.

Californians may save a trip to a field office by using online services at to renew a driver license or ID card (not available for REAL ID), change their address, pay vehicle registration fees, complete a notice of transfer and release of liability, order personalized license plates, and request a driver or vehicle record.

The DMV Now Self-Service Terminal is a speedy way to renew vehicle registrations. The kiosk prints a new registration card and license plate sticker on the spot and is available at more than 150 convenient locations across the state. Auto clubs offer members registration renewal services, and Registration Service Business Partners can also process vehicle registration renewals and other vehicle registration related transactions for a fee.

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