The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles standard driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration, and titling. Take advantage of the online services or make an appointment to go to the DMV.
If you want to skip the lines, utilize the California DMV’s online services. You can:
You can only use the online services for renewal if you have not recently submitted a change of address request. If so, you should go to the DMV in person or mail in your renewal notice and put the new address on the back of the form. Otherwise, you can expect delays with your renewal.
No one likes to wait at the DMV, and you don’t have to worry about that with the appointment system provided by the California DMV.
You can schedule an appointment to:
If you are booking an appointment for three or fewer services, apply online. If you need to schedule more than three tasks for your DMV visit, you need to call the DMV. The DMV will handle your request over the phone.
Contacting the DMV is easy. If you need to reach the DMV over the phone, call:
If you are hearing impaired, call:
When you contact the DMV over the phone, you can:
If you need to speak to a person, call the DMV Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific time. You can also call on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific time. Otherwise, you will have to use the automated system.