The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office in El Cajon will be closed for the next six months as the location undergoes renovations, DMV officials said.
The field office – located at 1450 Grave Ave. – will shut down for repairs on Apr. 25 at 12 p.m. If renovations go as planned, it will reopen to the public on Oct. 13, 2014, at 8 a.m.
In the meantime, customers will be redirected to other local DMV offices. This includes the San Diego DMV location at 3960 Normal Street, about 16 miles away, or the field office in Clairemont at 4375 Derrick Drive, also about 16 miles away.
Other options include these DMV offices: the Chula Vista location at 30 N. Glover Ave.; the Poway office at 13461 Community Rd.; and the San Ysidro DMV at 6111 Business Center Ct.
According the California DMV, the 12,874-square-foot El Cajon field office opened in 1985 and is in need of improvements. Over the next six months, the flooring will be replaced, the fire alarm system will be updated and new furniture will be added to the office. It’ll also get a fresh paint job.
Meanwhile, the 39 employees of the location will be redirected to other field offices in San Diego County. By the way, on a daily basis, the El Cajon DMV completes an average of 747 transactions.
Besides visiting other offices, customers can also visit the California DMV website, which offers many services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The DMV customer service line – (800) 777-0133 – also offers a variety of information for drivers.