Motor Vehicles, Department of

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

The California Department of Motor Vehicle’s vision is to be a recognized leader in public service. To accomplish this vision our mission is to serve the public by providing quality licensing and motor vehicle-related services.

General Information: 800-777-0133
Hearing Impaired: 800-368-4327
Phone Hours of Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. / Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Locations Near You

Frequently Asked Questions

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The registration renewal notice mailed to you by the department will indicate if a smog certification is required. If a smog certification is required and you have not had a smog inspection, you may still pay your registration feesto avoid any late fees. However, you will not receive your new registration or year sticker until the smog information has been received by DMV.

Additional smog information.

You must have:

  • Access to the Internet
  • A valid credit/debit card or checking account
  • The last five digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the vessel Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • Insurance with one of the participating insurance companies or be renewing a vehicle not requiring evidence of insurance (such as a trailer)
  • Smog certification on file at DMV

Related Links

Vehicle Registration and Title Information Home Page

California Department of Motor Vehicles. Menu Search ... To renew your vehicle registration, select: Vehicle ... Vehicle Record Request - Login Required ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/vr

Department of Motor Vehicles

California DMV Home Page is available for customers to check out publications, download forms, brochures, FAQs, Vehicle Information, Boats, Vessel, and Field  ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/

Online Services Category List

The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) offers some key services to provide customers with more ... Calculate an estimate of your vehicle registration fees. ... Link to the California Department of Housing and Community Development website. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/onlinesvcs

Vehicle Registration Renewal

Have your license plate number and the last 5 digits of your Vehicle ... The Department of Motor Vehicles uses a third-party vendor to process credit and debit ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vr_top2

Contact DMV

General Vehicle Registration Address, for USPS. Vehicle Registration Operations Department of Motor Vehicles PO Box 942869. Sacramento, CA 94269-0001 ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmvfooter2/contactus

Driver License

Driver License and ID Card Information. Driver License/ID Card Renewal. To renew your driver license or ID card, select: Driver License / Identification (DL/ID)  ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/dl

DMV Office - San Francisco

California Department of Motor Vehicles. Menu Search. Login Register ... Driver License and ID Card Processing; Vehicle Registration. DMV field offices accept ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/fo/offices/fieldoffice?number=503

Forms

California Department of Motor Vehicles ... Vehicle Registration forms ... Industry licensing forms for salespersons, dealerships, and more; Vehicle Registration ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/forms/forms