DMV offices closed Fridays through Nov. 20


Press Advisory, November 3, 2009


Sacramento – The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds customers that all public offices will be closed on Fridays Nov. 6, 13 and 20, 2009, in keeping with the Governor's Executive Order S-13-09.

The Department offers a number of online services through its website ( including payments for vehicle registration and driver license renewals via secure debit transactions, filing a notice of release of liability, change of address, and scheduling appointments.

Customers can also effect transactions via the telephone by calling (800) 921-1117. For registration and driver license renewals, customers must have their six-digit Renewal Identification Number (RIN) that accompanies their renewal. Automated services are also available at 1-800-777-0133.

Motorists who have a registration renewal date that falls on Nov. 6, 13, and 20 will have penalties waived until the next business day.

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DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The DMV licenses drivers; maintains driving records; registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools.
Don't Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (, including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions.

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