Refund Programs

Refunds can be requested for vehicle/vessel registration, driver license, identification card, special certificate, financial responsibility, and other fees and/or penalties collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Refund is due when fees were paid in error or were not required to be paid to DMV as stated in Vehicle Code §42231 and/or Revenue and Taxation Code §10901 .

On-line Request for Refund

Currently, the On-line Request for Refund Application is limited to two types of refund requests:

  • a request for refund of vehicle/vessel license fees charged for late payment and you know that payment was made on timeor
  • a request for refund of a reissue fee(s) because an action that required the fee has been dismissed and the dismissal has been reported to DMV by the court.

Select this link "On-line Request for Refund Application" for additional information and the "On-line" screen.

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The Department of Motor Vehicles is engaged in a specific refund program referred to as "Woosley."

Selection of this link, "Woosley," will take you to additional information and the specific "Woosley" Application for Refund form.

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Other Refund Requests

If you conclude that "On-line Request for Refund" or "Woosley" above does not apply to you, you may wish to down load an Application for Refund and submit by mail or in person.

Select this link "Application for Refund" for additional information and to down load the Application for Refund form.


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