The Department of Motor Vehicles field office in Santa Monica, which serves approximately 706 customers daily, is closed until Oct. 23 for renovations, officials with the state said.

The office, which first opened in 1971, will be closed for four weeks to make much needed improvements to the roof and air-conditioning equipment.

Santa Monica DMV staff members — 31 full-time and six part-time — will be temporarily reassigned to nearby locations during the renovation.

Nearby field offices include:

• Culver City, 11400 W. Washington Blvd., 5 miles away

• Inglewood, 621 N. La Brea Ave., 10 miles away

• Hollywood, 803 Cole Ave., 10.5 miles away

The Santa Monica office is one of several facilities slated for maintenance, repair or renovation projects during 2013. The DMV typically schedules about a dozen closures each year for varying lengths of time to address infrastructure deficiencies, upgrade mechanical and electrical systems and replace equipment and finishes, officials said.

The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week through its website — www.dmv.ca.gov — including online 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 perform transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133.

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