California DMV Reopening Seven Offices Around Southern California

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If you've had to put off a trip to the California Department of Motor Vehicles because of the novel coronavirus, more than two dozen field offices will be reopened on Friday - including seven in Southern California.

According to a statement from the agency, the field offices will be opened tomorrow to assist customers with appointments and "transactions that require an in-person visit to a field office."

Offices in Arleta, Los Angeles south of downtown, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Montebello, Glendale, Inglewood and Lancaster are set to reopen for Southern California residents beginning tomorrow. The offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on Wednesdays, when offices will open at 9 a.m. Social distancing measures will be in effect at the offices, which were chosen based on their size, location and service capacity.

The agency closed all its field offices across the state on March 27 due to the on-going pandemic. Customers were urged to use online services as much as possible.

Appointments and select transactions will be taken care of, 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;

-- adding an ambulance certificate or firefighter endorsement to a driver license;

-- verifying a transit training document to drive a transit bus; and

-- processing DMV Express customers for REAL ID transactions, if time and space allows.

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