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Preparedness the key to timely DMV visit

SACRAMENTO €” While many business options are available to customers online, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reminds customers who visit any DMV facility for a transaction to be fully prepared with all necessary paperwork and proper documentation in hand.

€œWe absolutely prefer that customers use the departments secure Internet Web site to do their business whenever possible, but if an in-person visit to an office is unavoidable, then we want to remind everyone that they can save themselves a lot of time and trouble if they come in completely prepared,€ said DMV Director George Valverde.

The department identified the following transactions with the most commonly forgotten documents:

€¢ Driver license: Applicants need to bring in original birth documents/legal presence documents (certified copies of birth certificates are acceptable), not photocopies.

€¢ Commercial driver license: Applicants must bring in a valid Social Security card.

€¢ Drive test: Applicants must bring proof-of-insurance documents.

€¢ Registration renewal: Customers must bring insurance documents, if required, and proof of completed smog test.

€¢ Transfers or other related transactions: Documents must have all necessary signatures. Odometer reading: The signature of the buyer and the seller is required on this section of the title. Customers should ensure the vehicle has been smog tested.

The DMV notes that making appointments for walk-in service is also an important time-saver and can be accomplished by accessing or calling (800) 777-0133.


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