DMV Computers Restored at All Field Offices

People arriving at the DMV are being given next-day appointments, which means tomorrow will be extra busy.


The normally chaotic Department of Motor Vehicles is likely going to be off the charts chaotic today.

That's because the computers were down at all field offices up and down the state. But just after noon, the DMV announced the problem had been fixed.

The DMV tweeted just after 9 a.m.: DMV is currently experiencing technical difficulties that may affect customer transactions. We appreciate your patience.

Early on in the outage, it was only impacting the offices, but by 11 a.m. on-line services were off line too.

The only appointment that will be fulfilled today will be driving tests. If you have anything else scheduled or unscheduled to do at the DMV, be ready for a delay of at least a day.

In San Diego, more than 30 people waited outside the Hillcrest DMV for appointments. Many customers rescheduled, but some waited in hopes that the system would be up again soon.

The cause of the outage is a communications issue between AT&T and Verizon networks. There is no estimated time that the computer system will be restored.

The statewide outage happened around 8 a.m. after a problem at the state Office of Technology Services, DMV spokesman Armando Botello said.

Other state offices affected in some capacity by the technical  problems include the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, the DMV's umbrella organization; the Department of Consumer Affairs; and the Department of Personnel Administration.

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