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DMV Targets Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers (April 14, 2014)

California Department of Motor Vehicles investigators fanned out across the state on Saturday, April 12, citing unlicensed car dealers who prey on disadvantaged buyers by disguising themselves as private sellers with the intent of flipping unsafe, used vehicles. Undercover officers issued 93 citations gave 68 warnings, impounded 109 vehicles and arrested four individuals on outstanding warrants during Saturday's operation.

Temporary DMV Field Office to Open in San Marcos (April 14, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the San Marcos field office will open a temporary office at 1706 Descanso Avenue on Monday, April 28, 2014, at 7:00 a.m.

New National Record: 11 Million Californians Say "Yes!" to Saving Lives as Registered Organ, Eye & Tissue Donors

11 MILLION CALIFORNIANS are registered organ, eye and tissue donors. With this new milestone, California broadens its footprint as the largest organ, eye and tissue donor registry in the country and the world.

Hawthorne DMV Field Office To Close For Renovations (April 4, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV is alerting local customers that the Hawthorne field office located at 3700 W. El Segundo Boulevard will be closing on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 12 p.m.

Pasadena DMV Field Office To Close For Renovations (March 28, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV is alerting local customers that the Pasadena office located at 49 S. Rosemead Blvd will be closing for renovations on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12 p.m.

Concord DMV Field Office To Close For Renovations (March 28, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV is alerting local customers that the Concord filed office located at 2070 Diamond Boulevard will be closing for renovations on Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12 p.m.

Sonora DMV Field Office To Reopen After Renovations (March 26, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV is reminding local customers that the Sonora field office located at 885 Morning Star Drive will reopen on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at 9 a.m.

Snow Storm Cancels South Lake Tahoe DMV Office Renovation (March 25, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the South Lake Tahoe field office located at 3344 South Lake Tahoe Blvd, #B was scheduled to close for renovations on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, but is canceling the closure because of weather conditions.

Statement On Credit Card Processing Issue (March 22, 2014)

The Department of Motor Vehicles has been alerted by law enforcement authorities to a potential security issue within its credit card processing services.

South Lake Tahoe DMV Field Office to Close for Renovations (March 13, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the South Lake Tahoe office located at 3344 South Lake Tahoe Blvd #B will be closing for renovations on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at 12 p.m.

DMV Announces Public Workshop on Autonomous Vehicle Regulations (March 7, 2014)

Workshop will address requirements to operate autonomous vehicles on public roads. The workshop is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 in the Assembly Room (6th floor) at the Department of Motor Vehicles Headquarters Building located at 2415 First Avenue in Sacramento.

Temecula DMV Field Office to Close for Renovations (March 7, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the Temecula field office located at 27851 Diaz Road will be closing for renovations on Friday, March 21, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Coalinga DMV Field Office to Reopen After Renovations (March 5, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding local customers that the Coalinga field office located at 406 East Elm Street will reopen to the public on Monday, March 10, 2014, at 8 a.m. after being closed for renovations.

Folsom DMV Field Office To Close For Renovations (February 28, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the Folsom field office located at 323 E Bidwell Street will be closing for renovations on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 5 p.m.

DMV Investigators Make Arrest for Odometer Tampering (February 27, 2014)

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, Alberto Navarro Zapata, 27 was arrested in Stockton for odometer tampering, theft by false pretenses, and acting as an unlicensed car dealer. Zapata resisted arrest and was eventually apprehended by a Stockton Police K9 unit. He is being held at the San Joaquin County jail on a warrant with a bail amount of $55,000.

Redding Field Office Opens Temporary Office (February 24, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Redding field office will open a temporary building at the same location, 2135 Civic Center Drive on Monday, March 3, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. The office closed for renovations on Friday, February 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.

Oroville DMV Field Office to Close for Renovations (February 21, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the Oroville field office located at 775 Mitchell Avenue will be closing for renovations on Friday, March 7, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Napa DMV Field Office To Close For Renovations (February 13, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the Napa field office located at 2550 Napa Valley Corporate Drive will be closing on Friday, February 28, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Second Public Workshop On AB 60 Regulations (February 11, 2014)

On Thursday, February 13, 2014, the California Department of Motor Vehicles(DMV) will conduct the second public workshop to gather input for the development of regulations related to the implementation of AB 60 (Chapter 524: Statutes of 2013), which was signed into law in 2013 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. AB 60 provides persons of driving age who meet all requirements for a driver's license, but who are unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States and are ineligible for a Social Security Number, the privilege of applying for and being issued a driver's license.

Ventura DMV Field Office To Close For Renovations (February 7, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the Ventura field office located at 4260 Market Street will be closing on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Redding Field Office To Close For Renovations And Expansion (January 30, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Redding Field Office located at 2135 Civic Center Drive will close on Friday, February 14, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., and will re-open in a temporary building at the same location on Monday, March 3, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

Coalinga DMV Field Office To Close For Renovations (January 29, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the Coalinga field office located at 406 East Elm Street will be closing on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Public Workshop on AB 60 Regulations (January 24, 2014)

On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will conduct the first public workshop to assist in the development of regulations related to the implementation of AB 60, the state law that directs DMV to issue driver licenses to undocumented California residents.

Sonora DMV Field Office to Close for Renovations (January 22, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the Sonora field office located at 885 Morning Star Drive will be closing on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Hemet Field Office To Reopen On January 22nd (January 14, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Hemet field office located at 1200 S. State Street will reopen on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9 a.m. after being closed for HVAC equipment replacement. The office closed on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 5 p.m.

Public Hearing on Autonomous Vehicles (January 9, 2014)

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will hold a public hearing and provide an opportunity for public comment on proposed autonomous vehicles testing regulations at DMV's headquarters in Sacramento.

San Clemente DMV Field Office to Close for Renovations (January 8, 2014)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting local customers that the San Clemente field office located at 2727 Via Cascadita will be closing on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at 5 p.m.





Hemet Field Office to Close for Renovations (December 26, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Hemet Field Office located at 1200 S. State Street will be closing on Friday, January 3, 2014, at 5 p.m. for the HVAC equipment replacement. The office will reopen on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9 a.m.

DMV Reminds Motorists of New 2014 Laws (December 23, 2013)

With 2014 just around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding motorists of some of the new laws that will become effective in the new year.

Getting a Learner's Permit is Easy and the DMV's AnswerMan tells you how! (December 4, 2013)

In this latest episode geared for teens, the DMV AnswerMan gives helpful tips on how to get a driver license for the very first time.

Merced Field Office To Re-Open (December 2, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Merced Field Office located at 1313 West 12th Street will re-open to the public on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Regulations Published (December 2, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles today announced that proposed regulations governing the testing of self-driving and autonomous cars on California's public roadways have been published in the Office of Administrative Law's California Regulatory Notice Register, marking the start of a 45-day public comment period before the regulations can become final in spring 2014.

DMV Driver Handbook Available for the iPad – New and Interactive Option for Preparing for the Written Test (October 28, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has introduced a new dynamic and interactive version of the Driver Handbook for the Apple iPad tablet to help new drivers prepare for DMV’s written exam.

Santa Monica Field Office Will Re-Open To Public (October 21, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Santa Monica Field Office located at 2235 Colorado Avenue will reopen to the public on Wednesday October 23, 2013 at 9 a.m.

Merced Field Office to Close for Renovations (October 21, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Merced Field Office located at 1313 West 12th Street will be closing on Friday, October 25, 2013, at 5 p.m. for renovations.

Chico Field Office Set To Reopen (October 21, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Chico Field Office will re-open at its new location on at 107 Parmac Road, Suite 1 on October 28, 2013 at 8:00a.m.

DMV Busts Fraudulent Disabled Placard Users (October 16, 2013)

DMV investigators issued 241 citations during a sweeping, statewide crackdown of disabled license plate and placard scofflaws on Wednesday, October 16, 2013.

Chico Field Office to Close for Renovations (October 4, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Chico Field Office located at 500 Cohasset Road, Suite 31 will close permanently on Friday, October 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m., and will re-open at its new location on October 28, 2013 at 107 Parmac Road, Suite 1 in Chico at 8:00a.m.

DMV Prepares to Implement AB 60 Testing, Licensing, and Insurance Requirements for Undocumented Drivers (October 3, 2013)

DMV today announced that it will begin the process of implementing AB 60 (Alejo)—the new law requiring DMV to issue driver licenses to undocumented persons—by drafting new regulations and preparing field offices to process new applications. The new law becomes operative by January 1, 2015

DUI Involved Crash Fatalities Increased By 5 % In 2011 (September 27, 2013)

Annual DMV DUI Statistics Reveal Various Increases in DUI Violations. Over 180,000 people were arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in 2011. This as well as other interesting facts on DUIs can be found in the 2013 California DUI Management Information System (DUI-MIS) Report located on the DMV website.

Local Assistance Center Opens for Victims of the Clover Fire (September 26, 2013)

A Local Assistance Center (LAC) is now open for victims of the recent Clover wildfire.

California Pet Lover’s License Plate Program (September 24, 2013)

The California Spay and Neuter License Plate Fund Inc. and the California Veterinary Medical Board are proud to announce that the Pet Lover’s License Plate is now available through the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) thanks to the support of animal lovers all over the state, including Governor Brown, Pierce Brosnan and Cesar Millan.

San Bernardino Field Office to Re-Open (September 20, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that the San Bernardino Office will re-open to the public at 8:00 a.m. Monday September 23, 2013.

Santa Monica Field Office to Close for Renovations (September 13, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Santa Monica Field Office located at 2235 Colorado Avenue will be closing on Friday, September 20, 2013, at 5 p.m. for renovations.

Transportation Agency Urges Motorists to Prepare During National Preparedness Month (PDF) (September 5, 2013)

The California Transportation Agency is joining with the California Highway Patrol, Department of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles and Office of Traffic Safety to urge motorists across California to take simple steps during National Preparedness Month to be better prepared for roadside emergencies.

Shafter DMV Field Office Reopens (August 27, 2013)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that the Shafter field office located at 528 Walker Street will re-open to the public on Tuesday September 3, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

Roseville DMV Grand Opening Ceremony (July 30, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will hold a Grand Opening Ceremony to dedicate its new Roseville office on July 31, 2013.

Renovated Victorville Field Office Reopening (July 15, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to remind customers that the newly renovated Victorville field office on 14855 Corta Drive will open to the public on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 8 a.m. The temporary field office at La Paz Place closed on Friday, July 5, 2013.

Victorville Field Office Permanently Relocating (June 28, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to remind customers that the temporary Victorville field office at 14850 La Paz Place is closing to reoccupy the renovated and expanded field office on 14855 Corta Drive. The current temporary field office located on La Paz Place will close on Friday, July 5, 2013, at noon and the Corta Drive office will open to the public on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 8 a.m.

DMV Investigators Bust Odometer Tampering Ring (June 20, 2013)

On June 18, 2013, Murad Alrawashdeh 24, and Rami Alrawashdeh 20 were arrested in Fresno alleging several felony counts of grand theft, altering vehicle certificates of title, vehicle odometer tampering and acting as unlicensed car dealers.

San Bernardino DMV Office Reopening After Major Renovation (June 17, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform customers that the San Bernardino office located at 1310 North Waterman Avenue will reopen on Monday, June 24, 2013, after a 15 month long renovation.

Second Public Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles (June 11, 2013)

On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct the second in a series of public workshops to assist in the development of regulations governing the testing and use of autonomous vehicles on California public roadways.

He’s Back! The California DMV AnswerMan Transfers his Pink Car! (June 6, 2013)

The DMV AnswerMan won a pink car from a contest and now he wants to transfer the ownership over to his sister (who loves pink).

Tulare Field Office Reopens After Renovations (May 29, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers that the Tulare Field Office located at 274 East Cross Avenue will be reopening on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, after completing a renovation project.

Jackson Field Office to Close June 21, 2013 for Renovations (May 24, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Jackson Field Office located at 201 Clinton Road will be closing on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 5 p.m. for a renovation project.

Shafter Field Office Closing for Renovations (May 24, 2013)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that the Shafter field office located at 528 Walker Street will close for a renovation project on Friday, May 31, 2013, at 5 p.m. and will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at 8 a.m.

Roseville DMV Field Office is Relocating (May 23, 2013)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced that the Roseville field office located at 222 Harding Boulevard will close permanently on June 6, 2013, and will reopen at its new location at 7200 Galilee Road on June 24, 2013, at 8 a.m.

DMV Launches New Bicycle Safety Webpage (May 3, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is participating in National Bike Month with the launch of a new bicycle safety webpage. The webpage emphasizes bicycle safety with tips for bicyclist and motorists including, sharing the road, helmet use and common causes of bicycle accidents.

DMV Now Offering Email Registration Renewal Reminder (April 17, 2013)

California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customers can now receive email reminders to renew their vehicle registration. The new online program launched in October 2012 and already has 122,886 customers enrolled.

Tulare Field Office to Close April 30th for Renovations (April 16, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Tulare Field Office located at 274 East Cross Avenue will be closing on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at 5 p.m. for renovations.

DMV Investigators Bust Counterfeit ID Mill (April 15, 2013)

DMV Investigators arrested Sandra Luz Davey Higuera 61, and Eloy Gonzalez 68, in Los Angeles on April 3, 2013, alleging several felony counts of manufacturing counterfeit government identity documents and falsification of state and federal seals.

Escondido Field Office Closing Permanently On May 10th (April 10, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform customers that the Escondido field office located at 725 North Escondido Boulevard will close permanently on Friday, May 10, 2013.

Public Workshop on Autonomous Vehicles (April 9, 2013)

On Friday, April 19, 2013, the California Department of Motor Vehicles will conduct the first in a series of public workshops to assist in the development of regulations governing the testing and use of autonomous vehicles on California public roadways.

10 Million Californians Say "Yes!" to Organ Donation (April 9, 2013)

Donate Life California and the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today a new record: TEN MILLION Californians have signed up as organ and tissue donors through the state's Donate Life California Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, the largest in the country.

DMV Wins International Award For Social Media Outreach (April 4, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has been named a 2013 Computerworld Honors Laureate by IDG's Computerworld publication. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.

San Clemente DMV Field Office To Re-Open March 18th (March 11, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding local customers that the San Clemente Field Office located at 2727 Via Cascadita will be re-opening on Monday, March 18, 2013, after a roof replacement project.

"Eagle Eye" DMV Employees Catch Suspected Criminals (February 14, 2013)

With the help of observant DMV Field Office employees, DMV investigators were able to arrest a group of individuals that DMV dubbed "The Crew of 7."

Auburn Field Office Re-Opens January 14th (January 10, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is reminding customers that the Auburn field office, located at 11722 Enterprise Drive, will reopen to the public at 8 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2013. The Auburn office has been closed since November 29, 2012 for renovations.

The DMV AnswerMan Strikes Again (January 9, 2013)

Back by popular demand…it's the DMV AnswerMan! You heard it right, the DMV AnswerMan is back to his old antics and we captured him on video as he explains the issue of getting a smog test. This is the second of nine videos featuring the ever popular Answer Man and according to the first reviews; it might even be funnier than the first one!

DMV Online Business Surged in 2012 (January 7, 2013)

Californians conducted more than 11.9 million online transactions during 2012, a 6 percent increase over 2011, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced today. Every online business transaction category increased in 2012 from the previous year.



Classic Car Owners Get A Chance At Vintage California Plates (December 27, 2012)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles announced today it will be taking pre-orders for a new License Plate Program offering vehicle owners the opportunity to purchase replicas of California license plate designs issued in the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's.

Unlicensed Drivers Pose Threat On California Roads (December 20, 2012)

A new California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) study found that suspended/revoked and unlicensed drivers are much more hazardous on the road than validly licensed drivers.

California DMV Announces New 2013 Laws (December 18, 2012)

With 2013 around the corner, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds motorists of several new laws that will ring in the New Year.

Auburn DMV Field Office to Close November 28 for Renovations (November 15, 2012)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding local customers that the Auburn field office located at 11722 Enterprise Drive will be closing on Wednesday, November 28 at 5 p.m. for renovations.

DMV Answerman To Hit The Internet (November 13, 2012)

Look out -- here comes the DMV Answer man, who will not only tickle your funny bone, he will answer many frequently asked questions such as how to register your car for the first time, how to get a California driver license, and what happens if your car fails the smog test among many others.

DMV Releases Targeted PSAs, Addresses Advance Appointments and Online Services (October 1, 2012)

This fall, the Department of Motor Vehicles is making a strong push to encourage advance appointments to further improve its customer service and customer satisfaction. Over the last five years, the department has made impressive strides in decreasing long wait times, increasing the availability of appointments and the number of services available online.

New Palm Desert Field Office Opens Monday (September 21, 2012)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to remind customers that a new Palm Desert field office will open to the public at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 24, 2012, at 74-740 Technology Drive. This is the 170th field office in the state.

DMV Self Service Terminals Serve One Million Customers (August 30, 2012)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced their timesaving Self Service Terminals (SST) have now assisted over one million customers since initial installation in late 2010.

DMV Launches New Customer Feedback Survey (July 3, 2012)

What services would you like to see at the DMV of the Future? The Department of Motor Vehicles poses this question with the launch of a new customer-service survey on its website.

San Bernardino DMV Office Reopening After Major Renovation (June 17, 2013)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) wants to inform customers that the San Bernardino office located at 1310 North Waterman Avenue will reopen on Monday, June 24, 2013, after a 15 month long renovation.

DMV Launches Retooled Young Driver Webpage (June 5, 2012)

A new website designed to show young drivers and their parents motoring tips, suggestions, and resources has been launched by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The new site, called Let's Get it Started has been developed specifically with young drivers in mind.

DMV Announces New Report on DUI in California (May 18, 2012)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today that its annual report highlighting a wide range of information on Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in California, from arrests, convictions, court sanctions, and fatalities in alcohol and drug related crashes is now available online.

DMV Targets Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing as Private Sellers (May 12, 2012)

California Department of Motor Vehicles investigators fanned out across the state today, citing unlicensed car dealers who prey on disadvantaged buyers by disguising themselves as private sellers with the intent of flipping unsafe, used vehicles. Undercover officers issued 139 citations during the daylong operation.

21 Defendents Charged for Corruption at Two Southern California DMV Offices (May 2, 2012)

United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced today that employees at the California Department of Motor Vehicles ("DMV") in San Diego County were charged in a criminal complaint for their involvement in a long-running bribery conspiracy that resulted in the production of hundreds of fraudulent driver licenses for applicants who had failed – or not taken – the required driver license tests.

DMV Employee Arrested for Driver License Fraud (April 20, 2012)

A Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) employee, who worked at the Los Angeles field office located on 3615 S. Hope Street, along with two other individuals were taken into custody Thursday, and charged with allegedly being involved in a fraudulent driver license and ID scheme.

Nine Million Californians Say 'YES!' to Organ and Tissue Donation; Celebrations to Occur Statewide During National Donate Life Month (April 5, 2012)

At the outset of National Donate Life Month, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Donate Life California (DLC) announced today that more than nine million Californians have registered as organ and tissue donors through the state's Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry, the largest in the country.

New Motor Vehicle Board Re-elects President Ramon Alvarez C. (April 2, 2012)

Riverside auto dealer Ramon Alvarez C. has been unanimously re–elected the president of the New Motor Vehicle Board (NMVB). He has been a member of the board since 2007, serving in various offices over the past four years. This is his second term as President.

DMV Arrests Five Men in Alleged Fake License, ID Scheme (March 15, 2012)

Five Southern California men were arrested late yesterday for allegedly engaging in the manufacture, sale and distribution of counterfeit driver license and identification cards, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced today.

San Bernardino DMV Office To Close March 30 For Renovations (March 28, 2012)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is reminding local customers that the San Bernardino office located at 1310 North Waterman Avenue will be closing at noon on Friday, March 30 for renovations.

Rancho Cucamonga Field Office Re-Opens Monday (February 24, 2012)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has announced that the Rancho Cucamonga field office will reopen to the public at 8 a.m., Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at its new location: 8629 Hellman Avenue. The new Hellman Avenue location is larger and more spacious for customers.

Five Madera Residents Arrested for Running Fake License /ID Mill (February 9, 2012)

Five Madera residents were arrested late last night in connection with operating a fake driver license and identification card mill, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced today.

DMV Wants Your Feedback (January 24, 2012)

In a continuing effort to improve customer service and satisfaction, customers now have the opportunity to rate their DMV experience by sharing valuable feed back on a new “How are we doing?” web survey page.

Timesaving Self Service Terminals Installed at more DMV Offices (December 9, 2011)

Customers can now enjoy the convenience offered by timesaving Self Service Terminals (SST) at five new Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) locations, bringing the total number of the popular blue and gold kiosks to 33 statewide.

DMV Announces Settlement With Chrysler Corp. (November 18, 2011)

Chrysler Corp. has agreed to pay $955,000 to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to settle allegations of unlawfully operating a car dealership within the 10-mile market area of independently-owned franchises, the DMV announced today.

DMV Launches New Web Page To Honor Veterans And Active Military (November 10, 2011)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is proud to honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces with a new "Area of Interest" web page, exclusively designed to offer a centralized clearinghouse of valuable resources accessible from anywhere in the world.

DMV Improves Advance Appointment Services For Customers (October 19, 2011)

Making an appointment with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has never been easier.

DMV.ca.gov/pubs/newsrel/newsrel11/2011_33.htm">100 Million Amercians Have Registered as Organ & Tissue Donors (October 11, 2011)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles, together with Donate Life California, are commemorating Donate Life America's announcement today that 100 million people nationwide have signed up with their respective state organ and tissue donor registries, an achievement buoyed by California's nation-leading 8.6 million registrants.

DMV.ca.gov/pubs/newsrel/newsrel11/2011_32.htm">DMV To Close Escondido Commercial Driver License Office (October 7, 2011)

Time is running out for drivers who plan to obtain a commercial driver license at the Escondido Commercial Driver License (CDL) office. The facility, at 2869 Progress Place, no longer meets newly implemented federal guidelines for commercial testing, so the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is permanently closing it at 5 p.m. on October 26, 2011.

DMV.ca.gov/pubs/newsrel/newsrel11/2011_31.htm">Swapmeet Vendors Charged in Counterfeit Document Scheme (October 7, 2011)

Investigators with the Calif. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) arrested eight individuals on Sept. 29, 2011, accused of manufacturing and selling counterfeit California Driver Licenses, Social Security Cards and Immigration and Naturalization Services Resident Alien Cards.

New Law Automates Vehicle Registration to Benefit Consumers (September 30, 2011)

Under AB 1215 (Blumenfield), signed Monday by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., all used vehicles offered for sale by a dealer in California will be checked against the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) to disclose past vehicle damage such as flooding or severe collisions. New vehicle dealers will also be electronically transmitting information to the DMV, ensuring faster delivery of registration documents and license plates to customers. The new law takes effect on July 1, 2012.

Owner of Local Auto Sales and Repair Shop Arrested (September 19, 2011)

Investigators from the California Department of Motor Vehicles arrested Jose Argueta, owner of Argueta's Auto Sales and Repair, last Wednesday, Sept. 14, on several felony counts of theft by false pretenses stemming from several complaints received from consumers who allegedly paid Argueta for vehicles that were never received, and for repairs that were never completed.

DMV Targets Unlicensed Car Dealers Posing As Private Sellers (September 17, 2011)

Investigators Launch Statewide "Curbstoner" Enforcement Sweep.

DMV Opens New Field Office in El Monte (September 14, 2011)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today dedicated its new El Monte Office during Grand Opening ceremonies at 4000 Arden Drive in El Monte.

DMV Announces Multiple Arrest in Two Enforcement Actions (August 31, 2011)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today dedicated its new El Monte Office during Grand Opening ceremonies at 4000 Arden Drive in El Monte.

Septic Tank Failure Forces Lake Isabella DMV Office To Close (August 4, 2011)

DMV officials said the over-flow was caused by a valve failure in the septic tank system that happened at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29, 2011. The sewage flowed out of the bathroom, seeped through the wall, which soaked the carpet and damaged furniture.

DMV And Donate Life California Celebrate Five-Year Anniversary (July 26, 2011)

This month the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Donate Life California (DLC) are celebrating a five-year partnership, which has resulted in more than eight and a half million Californians registering as organ and tissue donors through the state’s Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry.

DMV Offers Customers New User-Friendly Website! (July 18, 2011)

A brand new online experience awaits customers the next time they visit the Department of Motor Vehicles' newly redesigned website. The slick, uncluttered layout offers ease of use and better features that allow users to quickly and easily find needed information with a few clicks of the mouse!

Time-Saving Tools to Improve Your DMV Experience!

The DMV recognizes that your time is valuable, and is therefore committed to making your experience with us better than ever. In recent months, the department has launched several new services designed to make your visit with the DMV more seamless than ever.

DMV Announces Changes for Driver License/ID Card Application

Customers will notice changes to the original DMV application when applying for a California driver license or identification card. As a result of the first change the applications will include two check boxes specific to organ donation to further clarify the applicant's intent: (A) Yes, add my name to the donor registry, or (B), I do not wish to register at this time. The second change includes a question giving customers with prior military service the option of having their contact information provided to the California Department of Veterans Affairs in order to receive information on possible benefits.

Customers Urged to Wait for July Bill Before Renewing Vehicle Registration

If your vehicle registration is due during the month of July, wait until you receive a billing notice in the mail to pay it, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today.

DMV Unveils New Call-Back Option

Customers calling into the Calif. Department of Motor Vehicles will now be offered the option of receiving a call back rather than wait for the next available customer agent, the department announced today.

Negligent Drivers Face Traffic School Roadblock

Chronic traffic offenders face a tougher road ahead, now that the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will track safety convictions in a whole new way.

DMV Issues 207 Citations During Statewide Crackdown On Disabled Placard Scofflaws (May 27, 2011)

Investigators issued 207 citations during a sweeping, statewide crackdown Thursday of disabled license plate and placard scofflaws, the Calif. Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today.

DMV Reaches Out To Senior Drivers (May 23, 2011)

To see the "Graying of California," just look at the driver sitting in the car next to you. Senior citizens are one of the fastest-growing age groups cruising down California roads and highways. In fact, within the next 10 years, the number of drivers, 65 and older, is expected to nearly double to six million! In 20 years, 20 percent of all drivers in the state will be seniors.

2 Charged After DMV, ICE Probe Reveals Elaborate Scheme To Obtain Valid California Driver Licenses For Illegal Aliens (May 19, 2011)

Two individuals will be arraigned in state court here Thursday following their arrest in Los Angeles Wednesday on criminal charges stemming from their role in an elaborate scheme involving illegal aliens from Asia who traveled to Kern County and used altered Canadian passports and legitimate Social Security numbers to obtain valid California driver's licenses and state identification cards.

DMV Now Offers Veterans Plate Online (May 17, 2011)

The California Veteran special interest license plates can now be easily ordered through the DMV’s online services with a click of a mouse. Proceeds of these popular specialty plates go to the Veterans Service Office Fund and are used to expand important veteran services statewide.

DMV Wins Prestigious Best of California Awards (May 10, 2011)

A web-based tool for customers to retrieve their driving record and Android and iPhone apps earned the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) two of the Center for Digital Government's Best of California Awards during the annual Government Technology Conference yesterday at the Sacramento Convention Center.

“Yellow” Hybrid Car Pool Sticker Program Ends July 1 (April 29, 2011)

California's carpool lanes will soon be "off limits" to solo drivers of hybrid vehicles displaying "yellow" clean air stickers. They expire July 1, 2011!

Never Miss Your DMV Appointment Again! DMV Launches New Notification Application (April 27, 2011)

The next time your phone rings, it could be the California Department of Motor Vehicles on the line. The DMV is reaching out to its customers with a new, innovative Telephone Appointment Notification application.

Fast and Easy: New Self Service Terminals Available in Southern California (April 25, 2011)

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today new Self Service Terminals designed to get vehicle registration stickers and cards into customers hands in a few minutes or less. The terminals are now available in field offices throughout the greater Los Angeles/Orange County area.

DMV Field Office Wait Times Decrease (April 25, 2011)

Wait times in DMV field offices are decreasing.

DMV Announces Participation in Motor Carrier Insurance Database (April 13, 2011)

The Calif. Department of Motor Vehicles recently enrolled with the National Online Registries (NOR) to electronically receive insurance information for trucking companies that use subscribing insurance companies - a move that will substantially reduce paperwork for the department.

DMV Announces Hayward and Glendale Field Offices to Reopen April 25 (March 23, 2011)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today the re-opening of the Hayward Field Office located at 150 Jackson Street and the Glendale Field office at 1335 W. Glenoaks Blvd will open to the public on April 25, 2011. Both offices had been closed since August 2010 for renovations and remained closed in the past months due to staffing issues.

DMV Unveils New Android Smartphone Application (March 23, 2011)

Android users will now have Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) information and services at their fingertips with a new DMV Android application called “DMV NOW”.

Eight Million Californians Say 'Yes!' to Organ and Tissue Donation (March 15, 2011)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and Donate Life California (DLC) announced today that more than eight million Californians have now registered as organ and tissue donors through the state's Donate Life California Organ & Tissue Donor Registry, a 33 percent increase in only 12 months (March 2010 - March 2011). In 2010, an average of one in three DMV customers said 'Yes' to donation, which is up from 2006 when only one in five DMV customers was saying 'Yes' to donation. The surge in registrations on the Donate Life California Registry is due predominately to continuing education about donation and the convenience for Californians to sign up as donors at the same time that they apply for or renew driver licenses or I.D. cards at the DMV.

New Motor Vehicle Board Elects New President (March 7, 2011)

Riverside auto dealer Ramon Alvarez C has been unanimously elected the president of the New Vehicle Motor Board (NMVB). Alvarez C has been a member of the board since 2007, serving in various offices over the past four years. He replaces Robert T. (Tom) Flesh, who has headed the Board since 2009.

Self Service Terminals Unveiled in San Diego Area Offices (February 28, 2011)

New, Self Service Terminals designed to get vehicle registration tags and registration cards into customers' hands in a few minutes or less have been deployed at six area offices within the greater San Diego region, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced today

DMV Extends Temporary Licenses To 90 Days (February 25, 2011)

Effective Monday, Feb. 28, Californians will be able to obtain a 90-day temporary extension on their driver license when submitting a renewal request by Internet, mail or in person, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced today. The temporary paper licenses were previously valid for 60 days and originally only issued in DMV field offices. This effort is being implemented to better serve DMV customers.

DMV Senior Ombudsman Office Can Answer your Questions About Older Drivers (February 14, 2011)

As 2011 unfolds, the first baby boomers are turning 65, and they will soon comprise the so-called "silver tsunami" of seniors behind the wheel on California roadways. In fact, by 2025, there will be approximately five million drivers age 65 and over. They will comprise the DMV's most rapidly growing demographic.

DMV Online Business Surged 12 Percent During 2010 (January 20, 2011)

Californians conducted online business with the DMV in record numbers during 2010, accounting for more than 10.5 million transactions, a 12 percent increase over the previous year, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced today.

DMV Launches New Online Services (December 30, 2010)

A new, online service has been launched to make doing business with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) even easier, the department announced today. The new application creates a personalized online account where customers will be able to access and purchase copies of their driving and vehicle record, among other services.

California DMV Announces New 2011 Laws (December 15, 2010)

A required motorcycle safety course for under-21 motorcycle permit applicants, new oversight of online traffic violator schools, and extensions of HOV lane stickers are among several new laws of interest to California motorists that will take effect Jan. 2, 2011, the Department of Motor Vehicles announced today.

DMV's Merna Velasco Receives 2010 Governor's Medal of Valor (December 7, 2010)

Department of Motor Vehicles Field Representative Merna Velasco was presented a Silver Medal today during ceremonies honoring 38 Medal of Valor recipients by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Crest Theater in Sacramento

Important Information About Driver License Renewals (December 2, 2010)

As of October 1, the DMV began issuing a new enhanced driver license and identification card with additional security features, including a laser-engraved signature that can be felt by touch, ultraviolet images, and a new 2D bar code on the back, among other improvements.

DMV Dedicates New Field Office in Stockton (November 17, 2010)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today dedicated its new Stockton Office during Grand Opening ceremonies at 55 South Lincoln Street.

Red Bluff Office To Close For Repair Project (November 8, 2010)

The Red Bluff office of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), located at 675 Monroe St., will be closed for five weeks starting at noon on Fri., Nov. 12, 2010, for a repair and upgrade project which includes installing new flooring, interior painting and other construction work.

Self Service Terminal in South Sacramento (October 29, 2010)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced today the availability of a vehicle registration Self Service Terminal in the South Sacramento field office at 7775 La Mancha Way. Customers can renew their vehicle registration and walk away with a new sticker and registration card in less than a minute.

DMV Dedicates New Field Office In Lodi (October 20, 2010)

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today dedicated its new Lodi Office during Grand Opening ceremonies at 1222 Pixley Parkway.

DMV Begins Issuing New California Driver Licenses, ID Cards (October 6, 2010)

Today, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced the issuance of newly designed, more secure California driver licenses and identification cards. The new cards are distinguish