With 2 DMV offices (Concord & Pittsburg) currently closed, the Walnut Creek office is getting ugly! If you thought the DMV was time consuming before, just wait. LOL (pun intended!) 🙂
In fact, since the recent temporary closures (remodeling), the Walnut Creek office has taken the brunt of it. They are so overwhelmed that they have to start registering people outside because there isn’t enough room inside.
It has gotten so bad inside that there really hasn’t been ANY standing room. If by chance, you will be lucky enough to get a seat, you will be crammed next to strangers.
And parking? Forget about it! Be prepared to wait in line in the street, just to get into the parking lot. Traffic on N. Broadway was blocked by vehicles waiting in line to enter the parking lot. DMV patrons inside were complaining about waiting for a parking spot for up to 45 minutes, which doesn’t include the wait time to be seen.
The Concord & Pittsburg DMV offices will be reopened to the public at the end of September 2014.
Don’t get caught up in all the drama and stress! Save Time, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV online has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including online advance appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at(800) 777–0133.
I know we have ALL experienced frustrations at the DMV, what was your worst one? What was your longest wait time? Have you ever had a quick and painless experience? Tell us about it and comment below!