It is still unknown as to what is causing the outage. Officials recommend that the public visit the DMV on another day rather than waiting for the glitch to be fixed as they do not have an estimate as to when it will be repaired.
Many Californians use local DMV offices for things such as renewing vehicle registrations, drivers licenses, reporting proof of auto insurance coverage and taking drivers tests to attain a valid license. There is sure to be a big backup for these services when the system is back up and running so it is recommended to plan accordingly when you do make the trip into a one of their offices. Show up extra early to get in the front of the line and to avoid waiting for hours.