The DMV office at 425 N. Amphlett Blvd. in San Mateo is among 46 DMV offices across the state set to reopen on Thursday. The DMV initially reopened 25 offices earlier this month.
The reopened offices, temporarily closed since March, will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the exception of opening at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
Also operating as of Thursday will be DMV offices in South San Francisco, Daly City, Santa Clara and San Francisco.
All locations will assist customers with a current appointment at the specific office, and transactions will be limited to those requiring an in-person visit. DMV encourages customers to use its expanded online services.
The offices will deploy new measures to promote safety in the COVID-19 era. Employees are expected to maintain physical distancing while serving customers, among other protocols. Transactions that can be accomplished in person include:
- 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
The DMV also announced additional extensions to noncommercial driver licenses and permits for drivers without a suspended license. Drivers over age 70 with a noncommercial license that expires in June or July will receive a 120 day extension. If your license expired in March, April, or May, licenses will be valid until July 31. Drivers younger than 69 with a noncommercial license that expires between March and July will receive an extension until July 31. Driver license permits expiring in July or August will be extended six months or 24 months from the date of the application, depending on which is earlier. All commercial licenses, endorsements, and learners permits that expire between March and June will remain valid until June 30.
Click here to renew your license online.
Photo: California Dept. of Motor Vehicles Director Steve Goron chats with employees at the San Jose Driver License Processing Center. (Credit: DMV)