Archive: DMV Westminster Field Office to Open Two Saturdays a Month

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September 18, 2019

New weekend service begins September 21

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Westminster field office will open the first and third Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning September 21.

The new weekend service comes in support of the Orange County community after the Stanton Driver License Processing Center permanently closed September 7. The DMV is working to open a replacement office at a nearby location in mid-2020.

“We are doing everything in our power to ensure the surrounding offices have all their service windows fully staffed to prepare for the increase in customers,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said.

More than 60 DMV offices offer Saturday service every weekend, including other nearby offices in Fullerton and Costa Mesa.

REAL ID reminder: Starting October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require passengers to show a valid passport or other federally approved document, like a REAL ID driver license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities and military bases.

“If your license or identification card expires between now and October 2020, we recommend that you wait to apply for your REAL ID at the time of your renewal,” Director Gordon said. “If you need a REAL ID and your card expires after October 2020, we recommend you choose a convenient time to apply before the federal enforcement date begins.”

To apply for a REAL ID driver license or identification card, Californians must visit a DMV office and bring the following documents:

  • One Proof of Identity – Original or Certified (examples: valid passport, birth certificate)
  • One Proof of Social Security Number
  • Two Proofs of California Residency – Paper Copies (examples: utility bill, bank statement)

Visit for a complete list of acceptable documents and a helpful quiz to determine if you need a REAL ID driver license or identification card. Customers are encouraged to fill out the online application before their office visit at

The DMV reminds customers that many transactions can be completed without visiting a field office, including renewing a vehicle registration or driver license (not available when first applying for a REAL ID), ordering replacement vehicle registration cards and stickers, and changing an address. For more information on all online services visit here.


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