UPDATE: Eureka DMV office closing Nov. 15; new office at Bayshore Mall to open Nov. 20

The Eureka office of the DMV is relocating to the Bayshore Mall later this month. (Google Streetview)
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The following is a press release from the California Department of Motor Vehicles:

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is alerting customers the Eureka field office is changing locations later this month. The current office, located at 322 W. 15th St., will close at noon Friday, November 15. A temporary office will open at 9 a.m. Wednesday, November 20, at Bayshore Mall, Suite #906, 3300 Broadway St., while the DMV looks for a permanent office location.

“We are excited to offer the public this office at Bayshore Mall and appreciate our customers’ understanding for the brief gap in service,” DMV Director Steve Gordon said.

Change in office hours: The Eureka field office currently opens at 7 a.m. every weekday except Wednesday. With the new location, the office will open at 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. It will continue to open at 9 a.m. Wednesday and close at 5 p.m. daily.

REAL ID reminder: Starting October 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will require passengers to show a valid passport or other federally approved document, like a REAL ID driver license or identification card, to board flights within the United States and access secure federal facilities and military bases.

“If your license or identification card expires between now and October 2020, we recommend that you wait to apply for your REAL ID at the time of your renewal,” Director Gordon said. “If you need a REAL ID and your card expires after October 2020, we recommend you choose a convenient time to apply before the federal enforcement date begins.”

To apply for a REAL ID driver license or identification card, Californians must visit a DMV office and bring the following documents:

  • One Proof of Identity – Original or Certified (examples: valid passport, birth certificate)
  • One Proof of Social Security Number
  • Two Proofs of California Residency – Paper Copies (examples: utility bill, bank statement)

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