Be aware of California DMV updates and important facts

If your car’s registration is late, major penalties will be implemented by the state, even during the pandemic. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
The California DMV continues to offer essential services online to continue processing critical transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic; however, many changes have been implemented. Field offices were closed to the public statewide beginning Friday, March 27, and reopened virtually, Thursday, April 2. All in-office appointments were canceled. Customers were encouraged to check the website for future appointment availability. As of June 11, California reopened all of its field offices. Limited services are available, but residents are encouraged to use online services whenever possible. Senior drivers were granted one-year extensions for anyone 70 and older with a driver’s license that expired between March 2020 and December 2020. Renewing driver’s licenses
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