Archive: Five DMV Field Offices in Los Angeles Area to Open Earlier

Contact:  Office of Public Affairs
2415 First Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 657–6437 |

Follow DMV

This is an ARCHIVED news release. For current hours of operation, visit the Locations page.

July 13, 2018

New extended hours take effect Monday

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will open five Los Angeles-area field offices an hour earlier beginning Monday, July 16, 2018. Field offices in Lincoln Park, Newhall, Pomona, Santa Ana and Winnetka will open at 7 a.m. four days a week to help ease customer wait times. The offices will continue to open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays and close at 5 p.m.

Fourteen field offices across the state are offering the extended hours.

Saturday Service Expanding

In addition, 15 field offices in Los Angeles and Orange counties will open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning August 4.

Bell Gardens
Costa Mesa
Culver City
Granada Hills Driver License Processing Center
Long Beach
Los Angeles
San Pedro
Santa Monica
Stanton Driver License Processing Center
Van Nuys
West Covina 

These field offices, with the exception of Bell Gardens, Culver City, Long Beach, San Pedro and West Covina, also will open Saturday, July 21, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In all, 60 field offices statewide will offer Saturday service each week starting August 4. Behind-the-wheel exams are not available on Saturdays.

Appointments can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance using the DMV’s website or calling 1-800-777-0133. The DMV reminds customers that we do not charge to schedule an appointment to visit a DMV field office.

Customers applying for a REAL ID should visit to make sure they have the required documents to apply for the federal compliant driver license or identification (ID) card. All REAL ID applicants must visit a DMV field office.

Never miss the latest news from the CA DMV. Sign up now for DMV News Alerts! It’s an easy way to receive up-to-date information from the California Department of Motor Vehicles. This tool also offers customization to obtain specific DMV related topics, such as REAL ID, AB 60, autonomous vehicles, and field office openings and closures. To subscribe or unsubscribe from DMV News Alerts, visit