Pasadena DMV Gets Up to Speed with New Saturday Service

Published : Friday, June 1, 2018 | 7:02 PM

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) field office in Pasadena, at 49 S. Rosemead Blvd., will begin offering limited Saturday service during the month of June in an attempt to shorten wait times around the state.

The offices will be open on Saturday, June 16 and June 23, and will then transition to the first and third Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning in July 2018.

Driver license processing and vehicle registration services will be available on Saturdays, but behind-the-wheel exams will not be offered, a DMV announcement said.

Saturday appointments can be scheduled up to 90 days in advance using the DMV’s website,, or by calling 1-800-777-0133.

Customers applying for a REAL ID should visit to make sure they have the required documents to apply for the federal-compliant driver license or identification card. If you choose to apply for a REAL ID, you must visit a DMV field office. The full list of acceptable documents is found on DMV’s website.

The DMV also offers many online services at, which can save a trip to a DMV field office. Online services include driver license and ID card renewal, registration suspension fee payment, notice of transfer and release of liability completion, ordering personalized license plates, add or remove an affidavit of non-use from a vehicle on your record, and ability to request a driver or vehicle record.

Customers renewing their vehicle registration can avoid visiting the DMV by using the DMV Now Self-Service Terminal at the Pasadena field office. The terminal prints a new registration card and license plate tag on the spot. These convenient kiosks are also available in 59 other DMV field offices, 39 grocery stores and at the University of California, Irvine.

American Automobile Association (AAA) offices also offer its members registration renewal services, and other Registration Service Business Partners can also process vehicle registration renewals and other vehicle registration transactions for a fee, the DMV announcement said.







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