DMV to Extend Office Hours at Select Locations Starting in June

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Sacramento, CA 95818
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May 26, 2022

64 field offices will open early four days a week

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will open 64 field offices across the state an hour earlier beginning Thursday, June 2, and ending Friday, September 30.

“While most folks no longer need to visit us at the office, for the rare times they do, we’ve extended our hours. Giving customers an extra hour to complete their DMV transactions is just another way the DMV is making things convenient for our customers,” said DMV Director Steve Gordon. “The extra hour also allows more customers to complete their REAL ID application now instead of waiting until next spring as the federal enforcement date nears.”

Starting next week, the following field offices will open at 7 a.m. every weekday, except Wednesdays. The offices will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday and close at 5 p.m. daily.

  • Auburn
  • Banning
  • Chula Vista
  • Concord
  • Daly City
  • Davis
  • East Riverside
  • El Cajon
  • El Monte
  • Eureka
  • Folsom
  • Fremont
  • Gilroy
  • Glendale
  • Hemet
  • Laguna Hills
  • Lodi
  • Manteca
  • Merced
  • Modesto
  • Napa
  • Norco
  • Palm Desert
  • Palm Springs
  • Pasadena
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasanton
  • Pomona
  • Poway
  • Redding
  • Redwood City
  • Reedley
  • Riverside
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Clemente
  • San Diego
  • San Diego Clairemont
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • San Pedro
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Maria
  • Santa Monica
  • Santa Paula
  • Santa Teresa
  • Shafter
  • South Sacramento
  • Temecula
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Torrance
  • Tracy
  • Turlock
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Van Nuys
  • Ventura
  • Victorville
  • Visalia
  • West Covina
  • Whittier
  • Woodland

Recently, the DMV has taken many steps to offer more digital services. Most DMV tasks do not require an office visit. The DMV encourages all customers to use its online services, and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver’s license and vehicle registration renewals. Customers can also use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to complete DMV tasks.

To apply for a REAL ID, visit, fill out the online application and upload your documents. A visit to a DMV office is required to complete the application.

Starting May 3, 2023, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require a valid passport or other federally approved documents, like a REAL ID driver’s license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities and military bases.


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