GLENDORA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: DMV takes steps to protect the health and safety of customers and employees


Glendora Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on March 19.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles today announced the following actions it is taking to protect the health and safety of our customers and employees during the coronavirus pandemic.

Beginning immediately, behind-the-wheel drive tests have been cancelled for the next 30 days. DMV will be contacting customers to reschedule their drive tests.

Immediately suspending extended office hours and Saturday field office service. DMV offices will be open for appointment-only services on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointment-only service for transactions that require an in-office visit

Beginning March 19, 2020, customers whose transactions require an in-office visit will be served on an appointment-only basis. This action will significantly reduce the number of people in our offices at any given time. Our appointments system will allow us to better manage the flow of people coming to our offices and accommodate social distancing recommendations.

Driver license transactions that require an in-office visit include:

Applications for a new driver license or REAL ID

70 years of age and older, who are required to take a knowledge test

Individuals who are required to renew in the office (last DMV visit was 15 years prior)

Individuals subject to vision testing

Individuals with complex driving history

Most vehicle registration renewals can be done online, at DMV kiosks, mail or phone. Vehicle registration renewals that are not eligible to use an alternative service channel include:

Outdated insurance information

Registration expired for 90 days or more

Smog issues

Recent transfer

Customers without an appointment will be scheduled for a return visit (if their transaction must be done in-person) or redirected to alternative service channels in order to complete their DMV business.

Social Distancing Measures in Field Offices

Other measures DMV is taking to promote social distancing include offering a texting service so customers can check in, leave the office and come back inside once they are notified by text of their place in line. In addition, seating is being reduced in our lobby to create more space between seats.

There are services that can only be offered in a field office, like a REAL ID. Customers who must come to an office for service should go online or call to make an appointment.

Asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion in the enforcement of Driver Licenses and Vehicle Registrations expiring in the next 60 days

DMV has asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion when reviewing driver license and vehicle registration records that expire in the next 60 days. DMV took this action so that seniors and those with underlying health conditions can avoid required visits to field offices for driver license or vehicle registration renewals.

DMV Virtual Field Office

On Monday, March 23, DMV will launch its Virtual Field Office to augment the online services that are already available to DMV customers. Customers will be able to upload documents and provide an e-signature for the most popular DMV services, such as vehicle title transfers, commercial driver license renewals, name or gender change, driver license reinstatements or changing endorsements.

The Virtual Offices are in addition to the other online services already available to DMV customers. Certain transactions, such as vehicle inspections, new driver licenses, drive tests and REAL ID, will still require an office visit.

Encourage Californians to take advantage of the dozens of services offered online or through other service channels.

Most DMV tasks can be accomplished online and do not require an office visit. A full list of online services can be found at DMV.ca.gov.

The DMV is also engaged with many business partners that offer DMV services. There are also 365 kiosks located throughout the state where customers can renew a vehicle registration and receive stickers as well as other tasks. Transactions can also be done by mail and phone.

Online DMV Services Currently Offered

Driver License and Identification Card

Renew your Driver License or Identification Card (DL/ID) – online account required

Request your Driver Record – online account required

Vehicle/Vessel and License Plates

Renew your Registration or File for Planned Non-Operation (PNO)

Replacement Sticker or Registration Card

Request your Vehicle Record – online account required

Pay your $14 registration suspension fee

Complete a Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability

Add or remove an Affidavit of Non-Use

Order Special Interest and Personalized Plates

Calculate an estimate of your vehicle registration fees and Vehicle License Fees for tax purposes

Request a refund of vehicle/vessel license fees

Change of Address

Change of Address – online account required

DMV Anytime

DMV Anytime shows the nearest location to complete your vehicle registration needs. Business Partners, DMV Kiosks, or AAAs.

DMV Office Visit

Fill out a driver license and identification card application (eDL44)

Make an appointment

Industry Licenses and Permits

Motor Carrier Permit Online Renewal

Motor Carrier Permit Active Carrier List

Additional Online Services

Register to Vote with the CA Secretary of State

Find a Traffic School

Pay Traffic Tickets – search by county

Check the current licenses status of business licensed by DMV

Mobile home Registration Renewal

Report Technical issues such as broken links, issues with online forms, etc.

Alert: Unofficial DMV Websites

Note: A login (online account) is required when accessing secure information. Currently the four applications that require login are change of address, request for driver or vehicle records, and renewing your DL/ID.

Coming Soon

Replace a lost, stolen or damaged driver license/ID card

Renewal and Reinstatement of Occupational License (Salespersons only

Additional online services/forms

General Use

eForm

Fill out forms online.

Commonly Used

Our most frequently requested forms.

Vehicle Registration forms

To apply for registration, duplicate titles, change your address and other services.

Driver License and Identification Card

To change your address, renew by mail, provide medical information, and other services.

Boat/Vessel

Buying, selling, or registering watercraft

Driver Safety

Forms used in Administrative Hearings and Reexaminations

Accident Involvement

If you have been involved in an accident the reports you will need to file.

Request for Records and Consumer Complaint

To obtain information from DMV or file a consumer complaint

Vehicle Industry

Commercial Requester Account

Establish a Commercial Request Account to obtain information from DMV

Employer Pull Notice

Employers in this program may apply, submit changes, and more

Employer Testing Program

Employers in this program may apply, submit changes, and more

International Registration Plan (IRP) Program

Motor Carrier Permit

Private Carrier of Passengers (PCP) Program

Permanent Fleet Registration (PFR)

Occupational Licensing

Industry licensing forms for salespersons, dealerships, and more

Vehicle Registration Industry

Registration forms for insurance companies, dealers, and more

Manufacturer Ignition Interlock Device

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Program Forms

DUI Program Signatory Authority

Request For DUI Program Forms

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Original source: https://business.glendora-chamber.org/news/details/dmv

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