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San Diego CA DMV Field Office

People typically spend 0 min here. The best time to go is at 9:00 am on Wednesday.
Based on 4 votes

California Department of Motor Vehicles
3960 Normal Street
San Diego, CA 92103
United States

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wait Time: N/A
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San Diego DMV Location & Hours

Office location
3960 Normal Street
San Diego, 92103
Sun Closed
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat Closed

San Diego DMV Wait Times - Best Time to go

San Diego DMV is most busy around 2:00 pm on Friday. Visitors are typically here 0 min. It's least busy at 9:00 am on Wednesday.

San Diego DMV Office Services

  • Licensing Services
  • Plates, Permits, & Placards
  • Records
  • Registration
  • Replace Lost/Stolen/Damaged
  • Request miscellaneous original documents
  • Testing
  • Title Transfers

San Diego DMV Payment

  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Digital Wallet
  • May accept ATM/Debit cards
  • Money order

San Diego DMV Office Notes

Sat and Sunday hours are closed.

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San Diego California DMV Reviews and Tips

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nmiller666
The location has long wait times, but the employees are efficient and do the best they can. I don't care for the numbering system, but I can see why they do it.
5:00 pm, Jul 14
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Turker123
The staff here was very understanding of the pandemic, and they offered various ways to ease our fears of the pandemic. Every employee there made sure to keep their masks on at all times, and they even had gloves on when handling any of my documents or identification items. In addition, it was a hot day when I was at the DMV, but the staff members still made the effort to bring over the documents to each of our cars without forcing us to enter the DMV building if we were uncomfortable doing so. I am also grateful that the staff even had free bottles of water on hand to give us something to drink during the waiting time. Overall, I felt that the staff was extremely accommodating and they were not rude or rushed at all when handling the business. The parking was also extremely easy to find, and I had no issues getting a place to stop my car, as the DMV was extremely organized in how it handled appointments and ensured that there were enough spaces to accommodate everyone.
4:00 pm, Jan 13
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DMV Customer
On March 1, I had an appointment to renew my license at the Normal Street office. I interacted with 7 different employees, and found they were efficient, courteous, informed, and helpful. They listened to each patron carefully and patiently.
Including the written and eye tests, my visit was completed in just over an hour. This is an outstanding public service office, and I send my compliments to the staff!
2:26 pm, Apr 19
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alanmahan
The DMV experience was great . Also when I signed up or the new ID. Both time it went great . No hassle very calm all throughout. .Fast .
pretty much Hassle Free. thank You to all the DMV staff
4:03 pm, Jan 3

Questions and Answers

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howarddeyoung
Jun 10
driving test route
DMVJim
Jan 29
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) does not provide a specific route for the driving test.

The DMV examiner will develop a route based on the applicant’s skills and the local traffic conditions. The route will typically include rural and urban roads, highways, and may even include freeways depending on the applicant’s abilities. The examiner will also incorporate a variety of turns, stops, lane changes, and other maneuvers into the test.

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