As of 2014, the California Department of Motor Vehicles branch in Santa Ana is located at 1330 East First Street. The branch is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on most major holidays.
The Santa Ana branch provides drivers license and identification card processing and new or renewal vehicle registration. As of 2014, accepted forms of payment include cash, checks, money orders or debit cards. A self-service terminal is also provided for processing vehicle registration renewals. The SST accepts cash, credit cards, debit cards or checks for payment of renewal fees. The Santa Ana Branch uses the DMV Customer Service Queuing Management System to decrease customer wait times.