Driver’s License, DMV, DTOP, in Puerto Rico, Department of Motor Vehicles, Drivers License, Renewal, office locations map

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DMV aka DTOP locations in Puerto Rico

See also the post on Getting A Driver’s License in Puerto Rico at the DMV aka DTOP.

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https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/2014/07/21/buying-a-used-car-or-truck-in-puerto-rico

https://puertoriconewcomer.wordpress.com/category/cars-trucks-new-used-buying-and-selling

With the excessive number of government workers in Puerto Rico, why doesn’t the government have some of them translate the DMV website and forms into English. The again, Puerto Rico wants to CLAIM they “do it better” without actually doing it. The actions need to match the words, otherwise, they lose meaning. When you go to the DMV/DTOP, be sure to ask for a supervisor to complain about the forms and website not being in English. Maybe after enough people complain, they will fix it. YOUR government should be working FOR you.

After you get your driver’s license, come back to this site to write an informational review that will be helpful to others.  Working together, we can make a better Puerto Rico.

Here is the location list:
http://www.dtop.gov.pr/servicios/det_content.asp?cn_id=184

DMV
Punta Borinquen Street Shopping Center Belt Bldg 703, Ramey Base
Aguadilla PR 00604
787-890-2410, 787-890-2534
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
Industrial Zone Victor Rojas Carr 129 Km 40.9
Arecibo PR 00613
787-878-3622, 787-878-4065
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
Government Building Rosaida The Barranquitas Park Street Extension
Barranquitas PR 00794
787-857-4050, 787-857-6450
M-F 730-4

DMV
Industrial Minillas Urb Carr 174 Km 3.0
Bayamon PR
787-779-0115, 787-269-3600
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
Plaza Gautier Benítez 2do. Flat Esq Georgetti Street Gautier Benítez
Caguas PR 00725
787-744-5354, 787-744-3449
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
164 Calle Ruiz Belvis
Fajardo PR 00738
787-863-1595, 787-863-5420
M-F 730-4

DMV
Guayama Business Center Carr. Estatal #3
Guayama PR 00785
787-866-0130, 787-864-4013 exit Guayama hacia Salinas Km. 138.2
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
55 Street Racing Corner Georgetti
Humacao PR 00791
787-852-3525, 787-852-3420
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
200 Calle Miguel Otero Suite # 2
Manati PR 00674
787-854-6396, 787-854-6363
M-F 730-4

DMV
Bo. Sábalos Carr # 2 Km 156.2 Intersection PR-114
Mayaguez PR 00680
787-265-3906, 787-834-1515
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
Old Bo Baxter Building.  San Anton Carr 887 Esq 848, Km 8 Hm.  4
Carolina PR 00985
787-757-4151, 787-701-3343, 787-701-3344
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
Bo. Canas Sector El Tuque, Rt 591
Ponce PR 00731
787-843-5412, 787-843-1125
M-TH 730-6, F 730-5, SAT 9-1

DMV
Ave. Ponce De León 1023 Calle Arzuaga y Robles Edif. Robles
Rio Piedras PR 00925
787-773-0067, 787-773-0068, 787-773-0069
M-F 730-4

DMV
Government Center Carr 123 Km 55.5 Int
Utuado PR 00641
787-894-9027, 787-894-4414 Table
M-F 730-4

DMV
374 Calle Antonio G. Mellado
Vieques PR 00765
787-741-1008
M-F 730-4

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30 Responses to Driver’s License, DMV, DTOP, in Puerto Rico, Department of Motor Vehicles, Drivers License, Renewal, office locations map

  1. justin says:

    If i have a suspended license in the states when i move down there can i still get one in pr? Or do they see the suspension? Thanks.

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    • No, normally you cannot move to another state and obtain a driver’s license (DL) there while your license is still suspended in your previous state.

      All states check the National Drivers Register (NDR) when a person applies for a driver’s license. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) is the administrator of the NDR and states that the NDR contains a listing of names and related identification, provided by State driver licensing officials, of those “problem drivers” whose driver’s licenses have been cancelled, denied, revoked, or suspended or who have been convicted of certain serious traffic violations.

      There is a federal requirement for state licensing agencies in the US to check applicants for driver’s license against the NDR. This mandate is intended to help prevent problem drivers from “license shopping,” meaning a person would go to a different state to get a new driver’s license when their current license is suspended or revoked according to the NHTSA. Keeping problem drivers off the road is critical to the NHTSA’s goal of reducing highway fatalities and injuries.

      With a license suspension in one state you should be listed on this national database. To check and see if you are listed on it there is a form you must complete and have your signature notarized, and then mail the completed form to the National Driver Register. Forms that are not notarized will not be processed by them. You then can find out if you are listed on the NDR.

      Typically if you have a suspended license in one state you must deal with the issues surrounding your driver’s license there and get that license reinstated before you apply and obtain a new driver’s license in another state. States will allow you to exchange an out of state license for a new license when you move to a state within the US, however the driver’s license you are turning in needs to be valid.

      If you are moving to a new state and your current DL is suspended you can contact the Department of Motor Vehicles for your new state to see what advice they can give you about getting a driver’s license.

      Without a valid license to turn in and a current suspension of your previous driver’s license you would need to check with the PR’s DMV (Directoría Servicios al Conductor also referred to as DISCO) to see what is required for getting a license.

      Let us know what you end up doing and how it works out for you.

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      • Dee Dee says:

        If they check the NDRegistry. That’s the million dollar q for this guy. It’s now fee based per inquiry if they are not a member of the American Assn of MVAdministrtors, which is also fee based. I doubt it.

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  2. hector rivera says:

    Hi .i live in the states now and need my driving history for employment .I had a license in P.R. years ago but was expired and cant remember the number. How can i get some info on it??

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  3. Anonymous says:

    how can i obtain my driving record

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  4. Victor colon says:

    Greetings my name is Victor, I have a question. I have a friend that her father is a veteran, she was asking if she can drive her father’s car even if it has veteran plates?

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  5. Ganesh says:

    Hi, I am from India and I am here in Puerto Rico for work and will be staying till end of 2017. I am in need of a driver license and can someone please help me through the process and the place that I need to visit to obtain one? I cannot speak Spanish and that I feel the major hurdle. Please help!

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    • Welcome to Puerto Rico! Look on the map above to find the location closest to you. Go there and ask to speak to someone who speaks English. They will direct you to someone who speaks English. You can say to them, “Estoy necessito una persona que hablar Ingles.” That is, “I need a person who speaks English.” Or you can write that on a piece of paper and show them. It would be best if you go early in the day since the entire process should take over an hour, depending on the lines. Don’t forget to take all your identity documents. The more documents you take, the better. After your visit, please let us know how it works out for you.

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  6. Anonymous says:

    I lost the title of my car, how can I get a new one

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    • You should take what you do have, such as car registration, receipt or cancelled check copies for when you bought the car, to the DMV/DTOP. Only the DMV/DTOP can give you a new title.

      After you contact them, return here to post to let others know how it worked out for you.

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  7. Someone says:

    This is a incredibly unhelpful and useless blog post.

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    • Could you specify why you feel that way? Hundreds of visitors come to this site daily to see this specific page, to help them find the locations, hours, and phone of the DMV locations. Obviously there is high demand for this information as thousands of readers have found it to be useful, even if you claim to find it useless. Perhaps you ride a bicycle or walk, and don’t have a car. In that case, I agree this page might not be of much use. Unless you clarify, we cannot help you.

      Instead of “unhelpful, useless” complaints, ironically, such as yours, why don’t you offer something useful by providing helpful information, advice, or feedback. One should not complain unless they have an alternative suggestion. Your comment is what is truly extremely useless and unhelpful. Thanks

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      • Allow me to clarify then. All you do is list numbers anyone could get with a Google search, probably the same one that lead to this one but actually of the site itself.

        When people ask for more info, instead of helping them, you become passive aggressive and tell them to go figure it out themselves, even when they had valid questions.

        How do you get your license renewed or your motor vehicle report are valid questions that you just threw back at the commenters faces and pretty much said: “I don’t know. Why don’t you just call them and figure out out” which in my book is beyond useless.

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  8. Thanks for helping to move the discussion forward. I don’t work for the DMV. If I knew the answers to the questions, I would be glad to provide them. Hopefully someone who knows or the original posters after finding out will add to the knowledgebase.

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  9. Anonymous says:

    How can we (a U.S. company) obtain a prospective employee’s driving record from Puerto Rico? We can obtain a signed document granting us permission from the driver, but our MVR vendor does not work with Puerto Rico.

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  10. Frankie Pagán says:

    You complain about nothing being translated in english and how we don’t want to talk english. Here’s a bit of advice, how about you learning spanish and if you don’t want to, stay at a hotel. Even if your spanish is bad, Puerto Ricans will respect you for trying. Just a thought, maybe this is the reason americans are hated all around the world. P.S. these words are coming from a american that learned the language. So stop your bitching and learn spanish and most of the time it’s because you people are to (profanity blocked) lazy to learn anything new.

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    • In the short term I disagree, and in the long term I agree that people should learn the dominant language. Still, if someone moves to PR on day 1, and needs a driver’s license, they do not have time to have learned Spanish in such a short time period. Your suggestion that someone who moves here should stay in a hotel is terrible advice. Generally hotels are used for short-term visitors, not residents. If one is just visiting, they are not going to need a PR driver’s license. If one moves to PR to live here, a hotel at $100/night is cost prohibitive. My point remains that there are excessive government employees, some of which could be used to translate the documents into English. Furthermore, making it easier to do business or accomplish tasks will save everyone time. It remains true that it is far more difficult to get things done in PR compared to the states because of people who share your anti-progress type of mentality. This is a drag on productivity, GDP, and quality of life. Your resistance to progress is off base and such a bad attitude holds PR back. Anyone who cares about PR, as I do, should make an effort to improve the quality of life in PR. This website helps hundreds of people every day who visit the site.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I get the point, it’s their country, and English was much more “imposed” until about 60? years ago when there was a push on by a now dead political activist to stop it and make Spanish completely #1. Her daughter was recently in the news accepting the praise for this concept. National pride.

      One of the reasons that I like the place, feels like I am somewhere else. But a double edged sword for both gringos and natives. For them, now fleeing to the tune of about 1,000 per month or more, and growing, and many having to learn English for jobs, the kids for school. For us, even though I can get by, having to struggle at times in govt offices.

      But, there are no government offices in my state that does not have a Spanish translation of anything that is required. None. Nor, credit card, utility, whatever, companies. “Para espanol, presion dos.”

      Probably is not going to change in PR, the USA is rapidly losing popularity here. So learn Spanish and/or hook up with one. Both of those ideas have helped me a lot.

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      • It won’t change to what PR could and should be if people continue the culture of complacency. I’m doing far more than my fair share to make living in PR easier for whoever is here, whether a native, newcomer, vacationer, or visitor. Instead of people doing nothing, more people need to be asking for changes and/or making changes themselves, working to make PR a more enjoyable place to live. I am learning Spanish, but my learning it isn’t going to help others who have to deal with forms that are in Spanish only or other problems that make it far more difficult to live, work, and accomplish everyday tasks.

        The problems with PR are not limited to the language barrier. For example, about 90% of the time Puerto Ricans don’t respond to emails; most addresses are not GPS compatible. These cultural, systemic factors waste time, lower productivity, preventing Puerto Rico from advancing.

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      • Anonymous says:

        However one feels about the issue, PR needs to see what is going on in the entire world. English is the #1 lingo for int’l biz. The various forms of Chinese is the largest spoken lingo in the world. Not sure if Española is 2 or English is #2, kind of a few % points diff. But the todo mundo BUSINESS lingo is rapidly going English, already the norm. Makes sense, we need a common form of int’l communication. Just happens to be English. I travel Latin America a lot for decades. Surprising to me that PR, part of the US, is way behind countries with similar population sizes when it comes to English. I dig it, I love it, But I think PR is hurting itself in view of what is happening in the world.

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  11. dchupilko says:

    Is the theoretical test available in English?

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  12. Anonymous says:

    Is unbelievable how they put the numbers to communicate in case if you have a concern and they don’t even pick up, but of course PR does it better!!!

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    • It’s cultural and widespread. Relative to the states, customer service in PR is horrible. Emails are usually ignored. If you get a response at all, it usually won’t be prompt. Power and water outages are frequent, as are potholes in the roads.

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  13. Yo says:

    How long does it usually take to register a car?

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  14. Annette says:

    ¿if you have a suspended license for minor traffic violations such as driving without a license like twice in the state of Washington think “Seattle” are you able to obtain a drivers license in puerto Rico or is their a way to have your license reinstated

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  15. Debra says:

    I’ve tried calling the number in Vieques an it just rings.I want to know if I have a license from the states can I just get a puerto rico license since my expires this year an I’m moving to Vieques permanently?

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    • I don’t know why you wouldn’t be able to get a license in PR. Why ask that? People move here from the states and get a PR license all the time. After you go to the Vieques DMV, ask them for the correct phone number and report back so the correct one can be listed. As long as you bring the correct identification documents and pay the fee, they should give you a Puerto Rican driver’s license.

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