CA DMV Information
With a population nearing 40 million, it's no wonder the California Department of Motor Vehicles has nearly 180 outposts across the state.
Every office is open weekdays from 8 AM to 5 PM, with some locations offering additional early-morning and weekend hours. The DMV is notorious for long lines and wait times; beat the wait by making an appointment online or by calling 1-800-777-0133 before your visit. Appointments can be made up to 90 days in advance. Keep in mind that before visiting a DMV to register your vehicle, you’ll need to have proof of insurance.
At the DMV, California residents can access services like driver's license and identification card registration and renewal, vehicle registration, and license plate pick-up, as well as service provided by the California Department of Insurance. Many services are available online and via U.S. Mail for convenience. Regardless of where you live in the Golden State, a DMV shouldn't be too far.