DMV Subpoena and Lawsuit Serving Processes

Legal authority for DMV to accept service is provided in California Vehicle Code section 24.5 .

All civil process in actions brought against the Director and/or the Department of Motor Vehicles shall be served upon the Director or his/her appointed representatives at the following address:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Legal Affairs Division
Legal Office, Third Floor
2415 First Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95818


All subpoenas, including those for the reproduction (copies) of departmental records, shall be served upon the Director or his/her appointed representatives at the above specified address.

Service will not be accepted at a DMV field office.