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How to complete DMV tasks

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is waiving late fees and penalties for vehicle registration, as well as extending expiring identification cards, temporary operating permits and motor carrier permits.

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The DMV continues to encourage customers to renew their vehicle registration and complete vehicle transfers online or by using the DMV Virtual Field Office.

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

The latest DMV actions during the COVID-19 pandemic are listed on their website under "Press Releases" and include:

Temporarily closing field offices and launching the DMV Virtual Field Office to create new digital options for transactions that previously required an in-person office visit:

  • Extending all driver licenses that expire between March 1 and May 31, 2020.
  • Keeping expiring commercial driver licenses, endorsements and certificates valid through June 30, 2020.
  • Temporarily waiving required in-person renewals for eligible driver license and identification cardholders with expirations in March, April, and May 2020.
  • Canceling all behind-the-wheel drive tests to honor social distancing guidelines.

My office remains accessible to the public via phone at (626) 351-1917. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about this or any other issue.