The Department of Motor Vehicles reminds customers that all public offices will be closed this Friday, Aug. 7, as part of the governor’s plan to close the budget gap. And that includes the office in Santa Monica on Cloverfield Boulevard and Colorado Avenue.

The DMV offers a number of online services through its Web site ( including payments for vehicle registration and driver license renewals via secure debit transactions, filing a notice of release of liability, change of address, and scheduling appointments. Automated services are also available at (800) 777-0133.

Motorists who have a registration renewal date that falls on Aug. 7 and subsequent furlough/closure days will have penalties waived until the next business day.

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