California DMV COVID-19 Alerts – DMV Knowledge Tests


Keep Up to Date with CA DMV COVID-19 Information

DMV offices are only open to assist customers with appointments and selected services that must be completed in a DMV field office.

In general, California DMV offices are open for your DMV knowledge test and/or driving test – but please note that new outbreaks of COVID-19 may temporarily close services at certain locations.

Because of the limited space in offices to maintain physical distancing and public health guidelines, offices my also stop offering new appointments.

New appointments for behind-the-wheel tests are available in select offices only .

You need an appointment!

The offices will provide services by appointment only . No walk-ins unless you have a qualifying transaction

Even if you have a qualifying transaction, you will only be served if the office can maintain physical distancing and public health guidelines.

You need to wear a mask!

All customers must wear a facial covering to enter a DMV office. You must also remain 6 feet apart from others when waiting in line.

There is reduced seating in the lobby to create more space between seats.

Social distancing - Image by febrian eka saputra from Pixabay

You may have to wait outside!

Entry into the building will be metered, and customers may experience extended wait times.

If you wait outside, you will be offered a text message service that sends a notification when it is your turn to be served.

Screening questions and temperature checks for the drive test

If you want to take the skills test, you must wear a face covering and answer screening questions before starting the exam. Temperature checks are also being added statewide in December 2020.

Keep up to date.

Follow the latest information from CA DMV here: Important Information .

Current Extensions (December 2020)

Expiration month Extensions
Learner’s permits (noncommercial) March 2020-May 2021 Extended six months or to a date 24 months from the date of application.
Age 69 and younger (noncommercial) Beginning March 2020 Expanded eligibility to renew online or by mail for licenses expiring during the emergency
Age 70 & older (noncommercial) March-December 2020 Extended one year from original expiration date
Age 70 & older (noncommercial) Since March 2020 Expanded eligibility to renew online or by mail for licenses expiring during the emergency
Commercial (all types, all ages) March-December 2020 Extended to Dec 31, 2020

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