Santa Barbara DMV Office

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DMV Office in Santa Barbara, CA

DMV Santa Barbara Address
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535 Castillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(800) 777-0133

Services Offered at this DMV

Vehicle Registration
  Registration Renewal
  Registration Replacement
  Vehicle/Vessel Title Transfer
  Out-of-State Vehicle Registration
Drivers Licensing / ID Card
  Drivers License Processing
  ID Card Processing
  Drivers License Written / Road Test

Office Hours

MON8:00 am-5:00 pm
TUE8:00 am-5:00 pm
WED9:00 am-5:00 pm
THU8:00 am-5:00 pm
FRI8:00 am-5:00 pm
SATClosed
SUNClosed
DMV Appointments: For faster service please make an appointment prior to visiting the Santa Barbara DMV office.

Accepted Payment Types

  Cash
  Check
  Money Order
  ATM/Debit Card
Credit cards not accepted at all DMV offices.

Nearby DMV Offices

DMV Goleta   9.5 miles
DMV Ventura   29.3 miles
DMV Oxnard   35.3 miles
DMV Santa Paula   36.6 miles
DMV Lompoc   45.8 miles

DMV Office Map Search

Summerland   Carpinteria   Goleta   Lompoc   Oak View   Ventura   Santa Ynez   Ojai   Solvang   Los Olivos  

  No Line Registration Offices

Get your plates, stickers, tags and more, on-the-spot and without a wait. Avoid DMV lines!

  Goleta

  Lompoc

DMV Office in Santa Barbara,CA

Interrupted Services and Closure Information
  • The DMV will begin accepting credit card payments at field offices starting September 30, 2019, in Davis, and expanding to all DMV offices in early 2020. A 2.3 percent credit card processing fee will apply.
  • The Granada Hills Driver License Processing Center has permanently closed as of September 27th, 2019. The Pacoima DMV office has opened in its place.
  • The Paradise DMV field office remains closed due to the Camp Fire (2018). Please check the website for the latest updates on this office closure and expected opening date.
  • The Stanton Driver License Processing Center (DL Only) is now permanently closed. The public is advised to visit DMV field offices in WestminsterFullertonSanta Ana and Costa Mesa. A replacement DMV office is scheduled to open in mid-2020.

Services Offered at this DMV

Vehicle Registration
  Registration Renewal
  Registration Replacement
  Vehicle/Vessel Title Transfer
  Out-of-State Vehicle Registration
Drivers Licensing / ID Card
  Drivers License Processing
  ID Card Processing
  Drivers License Written / Road Test

Office Hours

MON8:00 am-5:00 pm
TUE8:00 am-5:00 pm
WED9:00 am-5:00 pm
THU8:00 am-5:00 pm
FRI8:00 am-5:00 pm
SATClosed
SUNClosed
DMV Appointments: For faster service please make an appointment prior to visiting the Santa Barbara DMV office.

Languages Spoken

Audio testing for the drivers license is available in the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, Russian, Chinese, Mandarin, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese. Call ahead to ensure availability.

DMV Closed Days

New Year's Day (January 1). Martin Luther King Day (Third Monday in January). Washington's Birthday (3rd Monday in February). Memorial Day (Last Monday in May). Independence Day (July 4). Labor Day (1st Monday in September). Columbus Day (2nd Monday in October). Veterans Day (November 11). Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November). Christmas Day (December 25). Holidays occurring on Sundays are observed the following Monday. When Veterans Day falls on a Saturday, the DMV will be closed on Friday, November 10th.