VENTURA, Calif. -

The Ventura DMV office will be closed for the next six months.  The office is located at 4260 Market Place.

The closure is so the office can be completely renovated.  The renovations include new sidewalks, bathrooms, lighting, signage, floors and furniture.

The Ventura office is a very busy location.  Each year this office processes nearly 150,000 transactions.  While the office is closed all those customers will have to go to another DMV office.

"I would of went to Santa Paula, but it's still a different place so I'm not use to driving there as much as I am in Ventura," said Oceana Taylor minutes before she took her drivers test.

The Ventura office will be closing on Friday, Feb. 21st at 5 p.m.  It will not reopen until Aug. 18.

The DMV suggest checking to see if you can take care of your DMV business online first.  If you have to go to a DMV location, a spokesperson for the DMV suggest you make an appointment online and visit the next nearest DMV location to you.

Here are the closest offices to the Ventura DMV:

Oxnard, 4050 South Saivers Road., 9 miles away
Santa Paula, 250 West Harvard Blvd., 12 miles away
Thousand Oaks, 1810 Avenida De Los Arboles, 26 miles away
Santa Barbara, 535 Castillo St., 31 miles away.