California DMV Information & Resources

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California DMV Services

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) handles standard driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration, and titling. Take advantage of the online services or make an appointment to go to the DMV.

Using the Online Services

If you want to skip the lines, utilize the California DMV’s online services. You can:

  • Renew your registration
  • Renew your mobile home’s registration
  • Request vehicle records
  • Renew your ID card or driver’s license
  • Request your driver record

You can only use the online services for renewal if you have not recently submitted a change of address request. If so, you should go to the DMV in person or mail in your renewal notice and put the new address on the back of the form. Otherwise, you can expect delays with your renewal.

Scheduling an Appointment

No one likes to wait at the DMV, and you don’t have to worry about that with the appointment system provided by the California DMV.

You can schedule an appointment to:

  • Take a driver’s test
  • Apply for an original driver’s license
  • Apply for an ID card
  • Register a title

If you are booking an appointment for three or fewer services, apply online. If you need to schedule more than three tasks for your DMV visit, you need to call the DMV. The DMV will handle your request over the phone.

How to Contact the DMV

Contacting the DMV is easy. If you need to reach the DMV over the phone, call:

If you are hearing impaired, call:

When you contact the DMV over the phone, you can:

  • Make appointments for more than three tasks
  • Renew your registration
  • Request forms
  • Get answers to frequently asked questions
  • Get information about registration and licensing requirements
  • Get information about the services available
  • Find out specific office information

If you need to speak to a person, call the DMV Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific time. You can also call on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Pacific time. Otherwise, you will have to use the automated system.

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