‘You can’t make that up’: CA Governor Gavin Newsom blasts DMV for not accepting credit cards at its offices

Gov. Gavin Newsom chastised California’s Department of Motor Vehicles at a budget unveiling on Thursday. He mocked them for not accepting customers’ credit cards at field offices and promised to make a change.

“We’re going to accept credit cards,” Newsom said. “It’s a governor in 2019 in California saying that we’re going to accept credit cards in 2019 at the Department of Motor Vehicles. That is in the ‘you can’t make that up’ file.”

While the DMV takes credit cards online, it doesn’t offer the service in person, the department confirmed. The DMV said customers are still able to pay through cash or debit card at field offices.