DMV Offers Saturday Hours Twice Each Month

Excerpt from the California DMV Blog:
In an effort to ease customer wait times, the DMV will open 43 select field offices on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Forty of the offices will be open on June 16 and 23.  Starting July 7, 43 offices will open the first and third Saturday of each month.  No behind-the-wheel tests will […]

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Ready for a Taste of Fair Fun

Excerpt from the California DMV Blog:
How sweet it is to have the DMV sponsor a booth at the San Diego County Fair! Stop by the Exhibit Hall between June 1 and July 4 and visit with DMV representatives who can answer your driving-related questions. If you need to renew your vehicle registration, bring your renewal notice or current registration card […]

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5 Safety Tips for Senior Drivers

Excerpt from the California DMV Blog:
Mobility is a quality of life issue and driving is a key part of seniors staying mobile, independent and socially active. It is important for drivers of all ages to drive safely from the time they earn their driver license to the time they retire it. Safe driving involves good vision, quick reflexes, joint flexibility […]

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Is Your Child in the Right Seat?

Excerpt from the California DMV Blog:
We are all willing to take extreme measures to protect our children from danger. Choosing the right car or booster seat for your child is no different. We’ve all heard that seat belts save lives, yet, when it comes to children, many do not realize that in order to keep our children safe, they must […]

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DMV Celebrates 100 Self-Service Terminals

Excerpt from the California DMV Blog:
Yes, that’s right—100 Self-Service Terminals (SST)! How many things do you have 100 of? The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is so elated to announce that we have now launched 100 DMV Now Self-Service Terminals. The 100th located in Sacramento, our Headquarter city! On November 30, 2017, we unveiled our 100th DMV Now kiosk at Safeway in […]

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Your Car and a Public Restroom Have Far Too Much in Common

Excerpt from the California DMV Blog:
Hey, you! Have you embarked on any spring cleaning projects yet this year? We highly recommend you set aside that well-meaning mattress flip or that grout line reseal and move this one straight to the top of your to-do list, because … your car … it’s just gross. When’s the last time you cleaned the inside […]

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The Leap Day Dilemma

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Leap Day! A day that comes only once every four years. For most of us, it simply means an extra 24 hours in still the shortest month. But for the rare few born on February 29 (>200,000 in the U.S.), it means but a single birthday every 1,461 days. Beyond an excuse for friends to skip out on gift obligations, it can complicate things on official levels, too. What happens when a leap year baby applies for their ID or driver license?

Luckily, they don’t have to wait until they’re 64  in “normal” years to operate a motor vehicle. While leap year babies don’t technically have a birthday on the calendar every year, those 365 days when the earth revolves around the sun work well enough by legal standards to determine when they turn 16…ish.

There is no hard and fast rule in a non-leap year as to whether February 28 or March 1 qualifies as the correct time to +1 yourself. We say don’t sweat it when, say, grabbing that free bday meal at Denny’s—but we’d recommend playing it safe and sticking with the latter for those bigger, definitive milestones (age of majority or legal drinking age, for example).

And what about expiration dates, since a California license or ID always expires on the person’s birth date? We try to be as true to life as possible there, too.

“A person born on February 29 with a driver license or ID that expires in a leap year, we’ll use the same date, February 29,” says DMV spokesperson Jessica Gonzalez. “If it expires in a regular year, we’ll use February 28 as the expiration date.”


DMV Now Kiosk

What is DMV Now?

DMV Now is a freestanding self-service terminal that uses touch screen technology to guide you through the registration renewal process.

What does it do?

DMV Now allows you to complete your registration renewal or file for planned non-operation (PNO) status without waiting in line. Multiple payment methods are accepted and a registration card and sticker or PNO acknowledgment is printed at the terminal after the completion of your transaction.

What can be renewed using DMV Now?

  • Autos
  • Pickups
  • Motorcycles
  • Coach and Park model trailers
  • Commercial vehicles that do not pay Commercial Vehicle Registration Act (CVRA) fees

DMV Now cannot do the following:

  • Renew vehicle types not listed above
  • Renew vessels, as they require issuance of a different sticker not available through DMV Now
  • Accept proof of insurance
  • Accept registration reinstatement fees
  • Process a change of address

Where can I find one?

DMV Now is available inside select field office locations during regular business hours. Look for the DMV Now icon on your local field office web page to identify offices with DMV Now.

DMV Now Locations

What do I need?

Bring in your 8 ½” x 11″ renewal notice DMV sends you each year. Please make sure there is a Renewal Identification Number (RIN) on the top left of the renewal notice. You may also bring your current registration card.

How can I pay?

Cash, credit card, debit card or check are all acceptable forms of payment.