California DMV opens 60 field offices on Saturday to help alleviate brutally long wait times

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 The California Department of Motor Vehicles will now offer Saturday service every weekend at 60 field offices.

It’s not your imagination that the wait times at the DMV are slower. The Sacramento Bee reports the average wait time at California DMV offices — the time a person spends waiting at the DMV after getting a number in a first line — is up from 48 minutes in 2017 to 69 minutes in 2018.

To help alleviate some of that, 60 offices, up from 43, will now be open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. All services will be offered except the behind-the-wheel exams.
This is part of the state’s attempt to decrease wait times at the DMV when the legislature reconvenes on Aug. 6, one of the priorities for lawmakers is to look at the rising wait times. An audit may even be coming for the DMV’s management.

The following bay area cities will offer the Saturday hours. For the full list, click here:
El Cerrito
Redwood City
San Francisco
San Jose
Santa Clara 
Santa Rosa