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Renew Vehicle Registration

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Register your vehicle or renew registration. When using this online service, enter your License Plate Number for vehicles or CF Number for vessels/boats and Vehicle Identification Number to get started.

General Information: 800-777-0133

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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 Renewal

Vehicle Registration Renewal. Before you begin, you must: Have your license plate number and the last 5 digits of your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for a ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vr_top2

Vehicle registration renewals

Basic Registration Renewal Fees · Online Renewal of Vehicle Registration · Vehicle Registration Renewal Notice Lost or Not Received · Counties That Require ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/vr/renewal

Vehicle Registration and Title Information Home Page

Vehicle Registration Renewal. To renew your vehicle registration, select: Vehicle Registration Renewal. Vehicle Record Request. To request your vehicle record ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/vr

Vehicle Registration and Title Information

Your annual vehicle registration payment consists of various fees that apply to your vehicle. Your annual renewal notice and registration card itemize these fees . https://dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/vr/vr_info

Online Registration Renewal

License Plate or CF Number: (Maximum 8 characters. Do not use blank spaces. On vessels, the CF must be keyed as part of the number.) Vehicle Identification ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/wasapp/vrir/start.do?Submit=Go+to+Step+1

Vehicle Registration Fee Calculator

If you are the current vehicle owner, enter the following information to determine registration renewal fees due. Fees are calculated based on today's date. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/wasapp/FeeCalculatorWeb/renewalForm.do

Frequently Asked Questions about Online Registration

The following are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the new online vehicle registration renewal service. How do I become eligible to ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vrfaqsmain

Vehicle Registration Suspensions and Insurance Program (FAQs)

If the registration is suspended when the renewal notice is printed, you will not be given the option of renewing your vehicle registration via the Internet. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vr_sb1500qa