New Insurance Legislation

Mandatory Electronic Reporting

California Vehicle Code §§ 4000.38 and 16058 require:

  • Insurers that issue private-use vehicle liability policies and coverage, or private-use vehicle policies issued by an automobile assigned risk plan, to:
    1. Electronically report to DMV all private-use vehicle liability policies or coverage within 30 days of the effective date of the coverage.
    2. Electronically report to DMV the termination of a reported policy, or any change of information previously reported, within 45 days of the date of the termination or change.
  • DMV to suspend a vehicle's registration if:
    1. An insurance company notifies DMV that the required coverage has been canceled, and there is no replacement coverage.
    2. Evidence of financial responsibility has not been submitted to DMV within 30 days of the issuance of a registration certificate for an original or transfer of registration.

If your insurance company is affected by this program, please contact the Vehicle Registration Insurance Program Administrator at for the electronic specifications and requirements to participate. Individuals with questions concerning electronic reporting of their insurance information should directly contact their insurance company