DMV Offices Getting Early Start During Summer 2022
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The California Department of Motor Vehicles will open 64 field offices across the state an hour earlier beginning Thursday, June 2nd 2022 and ending Friday September 30th 2022.

“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 June 2nd 2022, 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 REALID.dmv.ca.gov, 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.