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DMV reopens San Luis Obispo, Ventura offices

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The California Department of Motor Vehicles will reopen 46 more field offices on Thursday. They include the Ventura and San Luis Obispo locations.

The DMV has begun rescheduling prior appointments and notifying customers of the new date. The DMV reopened 25 offices earlier this month.

DMV offices in Santa Barbara County remain temporarily closed. They encourage customers to use online services, expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver license and vehicle registration renewals.

Behind-the-wheel drive tests are still suspended.

The DMV says it plans to reopen the remainder of its 170 public offices in the coming weeks.

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
San Luis Obispo County / Travel / Ventura County
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