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San Francisco DMV Driver Safety Office

1377 Fell St., 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94117-2296

Phone (415) 557-1170   –   Fax (415) 557-7375

 Days and Hours Open

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:00am till 5:00pm.

Wednesday 9:00am till 5:00pm

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What Is It?   The Division of Driver Safety is the enforcement branch of the California DMV.  The Division of Driver Safety is empowered to deny, suspend or revoke any person’s driver license if there is good cause to do so.  The Division of Driver Safety conducts administrative hearings to decide issues of suspension or revocation at special locations known as Driver Safety Offices.  Known as a DSO, the Driver Safety Offices are large regional offices that are located throughout the State of California.  These are not the normal “field offices” where one goes to register their car.

Common Types of Hearings: The most common type of administrative hearings conducted at the Driver Safety Offices are:  Administrative Per SE (DUI), Zero Tolerance, Negligent Operator (Points), Negligent Operator (Fatal Accident), Negligent Operator (Injury Accident), Negligent Operator (Road Rage), Lack of Skill, Lapse of Consciousness, Physical and Mental Re-Examinations, Special Certificate (School Bus), Special Certificate (Ambulance), Special Certificate (Tow Truck), Fraudulent Activity and Financial Responsibility.

Local Areas Served by the San Francisco DMV Driver Safety Office:

San Francisco County:  Alamo Square,   Anza Vista,   Ashbury Heights,   Balboa Hollow,  Balboa Park,  Balboa Terrace,  Bayview,  Belden Place,  Bernal Heights,  Buena Vista, ,  Butchertown ,  Castro,  Cathedral Hill,  Cayuga Terrace,  China Basin,  Chinatown,  Civic Center,  Clarendon Heights,  Cole Valley,  Corona Heights,  Cow Hollow,  Crocker-Amazon,  Design District,  Diamond Heights,  Dogpatch,  Dolores Heights,  Duboce Triangle,  Embarcadero,  Eureka Valley,  Excelsior,  Fillmore,  Financial District,  Financial District South,  Fisherman’s Wharf,  Forest Hill,  Forest Knolls,  Glen Park,  Golden Gate Heights,  Haight-Ashbury,  Hayes Valley,  Hunters Point,  India Basin,  Ingleside,  Ingleside Terraces,  Inner Sunset, ,  Irish Hill,  Islais Creek,  Jackson Square,  Japantown,  Jordan Park,  Laguna Honda,  Lake Street,  Lakeside,  Lakeshore,  Laurel Heights,  Lincoln Manor,  Little Hollywood,  Little Russia,  Little Saigon,  Lone Mountain,  Lower Haight,  Lower Pacific Heights,  Lower Nob Hill,  Marina District,  Merced ,  Merced Manor,  Midtown Terrace,  Mid-Market,  Miraloma Park,  Mission Bay,  Mission District,  Mission Dolores,  Mission Terrace,  Monterey Heights,  Mount Davidson,  Nob Hill,  Noe Valley,  North Beach,  North of Panhandle,  Oceanview,  Outer Mission,  Outer Sunset,  Pacific Heights,  Parkmerced,  Parkside,  Parnassus,  Polk Gulch,  Portola,  Portola Place,  Potrero Hill,  Presidio,  Presidio Heights,  Richmond District,  Rincon Hill,  Russian Hill,  Saint Francis Wood,  Sea Cliff,  Sherwood Forest,  Silver Terrace,  South Beach,  South End,  South of Market,  South Park,  Sunnydale,  Sunnyside,  Sunset District,  Telegraph Hill,  Tenderloin,  Treasure Island,  Twin Peaks,  Union Square,  University Mound,  Upper Market,  Visitacion Valley,  Vista del Mar,  West Portal,  Western Addition,  Westwood Highlands,  Westwood Park & Yerba Buena.

Marin County: Belvedere, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Mill Valley, Novato, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Sausalito & Tiburon

Napa County: American Canyon, Calistoga, Napa, St. Helena & Yountville.

San Mateo County: Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo & South San Francisco.

Sonoma County: Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma & Windsor.

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COVID-19 Update: The California DMV is OPEN!!!The California Department of Motor Vehicles - Driver Safety Office is Open & SUSPENDING Licenses

If you received a notice from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Driver Safety Office you must act now.

The Driver Safety Offices are still doing business as usual, which means suspending your license. 

Hearings are still being processed and you can still defend yourself. 

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