Archive: Saturday Hours Offered Tomorrow at 40 Select Field Offices

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.

June 22, 2018

DMV open for business two Saturdays each month

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will welcome customers at 40 select field offices on Saturday, June 23, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the second weekend in a row that the DMV will be open. Approximately 11,000 Californians took advantage of Saturday hours on June 16.

In July, the DMV will expand to 43 field offices opening on the first and third Saturday of each month. Appointments are 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.

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