California Department of Motor Vehicles
List of Offices in Oak land, Alameda County, California
Oakland CA, also nicknamed sometimes as Oaktown or Hump City, is located in San Francisco Bay area. It is connected through a bridge with San Francisco allowing driving road link. Prior to its incorporation in 1852 Oakland mostly served as the wood growing and agricultural region to support San Francisco. After its incorporation and ongoing California Gold Rush in 1850’s Oakland has continued to expand and progress gradually. The progress and expansion experienced a steep rise post 1906 earthquake of San Francisco. The famous Tribune Tower is the official landmark of Oakland.
Oakland is the third largest city of San Francisco Bay area and 47th largest in US (US Census Bureau 2010) making it one of the major cities in California. Population of Oakland was just 1000 residents at the time of its incorporation in 1850’s but kept on rising steadily over the decades. According to the recent US census of 2010 the population of Oakland has reached almost 400,000 residents. The number of registered cars in Oakland is estimated to be more than 100,000.
Oakland DMV is the guardian of the traffic laws in Oakland to ensure that the traffic flow is smooth and safe for the people. With so many cars on the road and many people joining the drivers club after getting their license, this task of ensuring proper traffic flow becomes a herculean for DMV Oakland. To better manage the services there are 2 DMV offices in Oakland which provide the following services to the people.
- Driving license related services including the driving exams (written and road both)
- State ID cards processing
- Motor vehicle inspection (random) to ensure that the motor vehicles are safe to drive and are imparting minimum hazard to the environment through their exhaust gases
- Vehicle registration for all kinds of motor vehicles including cars and motorcycles
- Commercial driving license services including their special exams
- Handing over the handbook and other traffic laws related material to new drivers and people to ensure that people stay informed about the traffic laws to follow properly
The staff in both the offices of Oakland DMV tries its best to provide excellent support and service to the visitors, but because of heavy load people sometimes have to face long waiting time issues. Therefore, DMV Oakland offices have the option for people to make appointment for with the office for the service they want to use. This appointment can be made either by visiting the DMV office in person or by calling on the phone number of that specific office.
DMV Oakland strives its best to ensure that motor vehicles are safe to drive, drivers are skilled enough to drive and roads are safe for people to travel. People also have an important part to play in this as the safety on roads cannot be ensured without the involvement of the people.
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