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New Roseville DMV office in the works

By: ToLewis, The Press Tribune
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If all goes as planned, the Department of Motor Vehicles will open a new office in Roseville sometime within the next three years. While plans for the new building are in the very early stages, officials with the DMV say the new facility will be significantly bigger and able to handle a much larger volume of customers. “(The old building) is completely undersized due to the significant population increases in the city of Roseville and surrounding communities,” said DMV spokeswoman Jan Mendoza. “It’s old and we’ve outgrown it.” Black mold was discovered near a janitor’s closet at the Roseville field office last November, which prompted the closure of the office for almost two weeks while crews worked to remove it. Mendoza said the location of the new facility is yet to be determined. The city of Roseville, however, reported that a lot line adjustment has been submitted at 7200 Galilee Road for the purposes of creating a parcel to accommodate the new DMV building. Once the lot line adjustment is approved, the lot can be sold and a design review permit can be submitted for the new facility, the city reports. “We are approximately 36 months until it’s completed,” Mendoza said. Mendoza said the new office will be 16,306 square feet, which is significantly larger than the current 4,500-square-foot building at 222 Harding Blvd. that was built in 1973. Currently, the Roseville field office handles an average of 10,516 transactions per month, with an average non-appointment wait time of 39 minutes. Comparatively, the Rocklin DMV, which opened its new facility in 2008 on South Grove Street, handles slightly less the amount of transactions, 8,058 each month, in a 7,742-square-foot facility. The average non-appointment wait time in Rocklin is 20 minutes. The current Roseville field office employs 21 people and Mendoza said the DMV does not expect an increase in the number of employees at the new building. Mendoza said the much larger office, which will be completely modernized and energy efficient, will accommodate more lobby area and parking spaces for customers. “Our goal is to service 95 percent of appointment customers in less than 15 minutes,” she said. “By promoting appointment utilization, customer flow in the office will be more efficient.” Toby Lewis can be reached at tobyl@goldcountrymedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @TobyLewis_RsvPT.