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California DMV reopening more offices throughout San Diego County

The DMV's will be open for appointments only and behind-the-wheel drive tests will continue to be suspended.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen 46 more field offices throughout the state May 28, including several in San Diego County.

The San Diego County DMV offices reopening include: San Diego Clairemont, Poway, Chula Vista, El Cajon, and San Ysidro

The Temecula DMV office will also reopen on the May 28.     

Beginning Thursday, the offices will open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of opening at 9 a.m. Wednesday. 

Behind-the-wheel drive tests continue to be suspended.

Employees will maintain physical distancing while serving customers with existing appointments and Californians in need of selected transactions that can only be completed in a DMV field office, including:

  • Paying registration for a vehicle impounded because of registration-related issues
  • Reinstating a suspended or revoked driver license
  • Applying for a reduced-fee or no-fee identification card
  • Processing commercial driver license transactions
  • Applying for a disabled person parking placards (this can also be done by mail using the REG 195 form)
  • Adding an ambulance certificate or firefighter endorsement to a driver license
  • Verifying a transit training document to drive a transit bus
  • Processing DMV Express customers for REAL ID transactions, if time and space allow

Customers are required to wear a face-covering and remain six feet apart in line. Customers will also be offered a text message that will allow them to wait outside the building until notified they are ready to be served. Entry into the building will be metered, and customers may experience extended wait times.

Californians who do not have an urgent need to go to a DMV field office should delay their visit.

Customers can use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks. 

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