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New DMV Field Office Opening

Ben Schenk

New DMV Field Office Opening

CREATED Sep. 23, 2012

PALM DESERT - First time and long time drivers will now be able to use a new Department of Motor Vehicles office starting Monday.

The DMV will be open to the public at 8 a.m. It's located on 74-740 Technology Drive.  This is the 170th field office in the state.

The new, 10,780 square-foot facility will feature a number of environmentally friendly amenities.  The Palm Desert office has drought-tolerant landscaping, water-efficient plumbing and irrigation systems, and energy-efficient windows and lighting.

The new office is also achieving a “LEED Silver” rating for energy efficiency by the U.S. Green Building Council. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.

The Palm Desert office is expected to help approximately 70,000 customers annually and is staffed with 14 employees.