Additional San Diego DMV office opening for Saturday to ease stressful wait

Posted at 10:24 AM, Aug 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-25 13:24:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diegans who stress about taking care of DMV-related chores will soon have another opportunity on Saturdays.

The San Diego-Clairemont DMV office will begin offering Saturday hours on Sept. 8 for all services except behind-the-wheel testing.

Appointments are not required for Saturdays but are still recommended. The office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Clairemont joins Chula Vista, Poway, and San Marcos offices, which already offer Saturday hours in San Diego County.

DMV offices have started offering hours on Saturday to help alleviate long wait times that have grown worse.

In July, state lawmakers added $16 million to the DMV budget to hire about 500 employees, offer Saturday hours, and improve self-service kiosks to ease the wait.

San Diego's Hillcrest DMV facility could soon see a larger space, as the state has plans to replace the office with a one-story 18,540 square-foot building to help with wait times and update the aging site.