All driver’s licenses MAY now be renewed online. Your notice may tell you to come into an office but due to special circumstances related to COVID-19, try online first.
Behind-the-wheel driving tests for both commercial and non-commercial drivers will be suspended beginning December 14 through at least February 1, 2021. Those with appointments will be notified of the cancellations. Appointments will be rescheduled at a later date. Motorcycle driving tests have not been canceled.
With DMV offices serving a limited number of customers, providing services online is crucial. From renewing vehicle registration to changing your address, or driver’s license renewal (and much more), we’re continually adding new online services to meet your needs.
Updates on DMV’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the latest press releases and announcements about relief efforts such as; Senior Drivers, permit extension, DMV openings, drive tests, and appointments.
Need a REAL ID?
REAL ID applications do not need an appointment! Simply gather your documents, fill out your application, upload your documents, get your confirmation and visit your nearest office.
Did You Know?
In addition to DMV offices many business partner locations are operating, such as registration service providers and DMV Now kiosks. See if you can take care of business with any of them.
Businesses authorized by DMV to handle certain registration services (renewals, plates and stickers, reports of sale, title transfers, etc.), often with much shorter wait times (if any!).
DMV Now Kiosks
Convenient self-service touchscreen machines in select DMV field offices and retail locations available for registration transactions.
The California Driver Handbook has all you need to know about the rules of the road, but what about the more practical considerations of everyday driving? Our specialized Driving Guides can help.
New to California
Welcome to California! Learn how long you have to register an out-of-state vehicle, what you’ll need to get a California license, how to register to vote through the DMV, and more.
View the New to California guide
A guide for teens (and parents!) about the ins and outs of getting a license for the first time and becoming a smart and safe driver for life.
View the Teen Drivers guide
Build on your strengths and review the rules of the road so you can continue to drive safely for as long as possible.
View the Senior Drivers guide
People With Disabilities
Learn more about modifications, adaptive equipment, medical issues, and warning signs so you can drive with confidence.
View the People With Disabilities guide
Veterans & Active Duty Military
Find out how the DMV can help connect eligible veterans and active duty military with entitled benefits and services.
View the Veterans & Active Military guide
Refine your skills and sharpen your focus so you’re ready to hit the road on a motorcycle or moped.
View the Motorcyclists guide
Prepare for the road with safety checks so you can identify hazards and get to know your rig.
View the Truck Drivers guide
Boat & Vessel Owners
Register your vessel, navigate a sale, and learn about water safety so you’re ready to set sail.
View the Boat & Vessel Owners guide
Bicyclists & Pedestrians
Prepare yourself to share the road by practicing proper safety, handling techniques, and more.
View the Bicyclists & Pedestrians guide