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DMV Statistics

Top 10 DMV Facts (As of 1/1/19)

  1. Licensed Drivers:
    Incl. 824,768 Teen Drivers
    (16-19 year olds): 27,136,792
  2. Identification (ID) Cards: 6,978,134
  3. Registered Vehicles:
    (Incl. 871,185 Registered Motorcycles): 35,707,821
  4. Registered Special Interest Plates: 934,935
  5. Registered Off Highway Vehicles: 770,055
  6. Disabled Placards: 2,951,419
  7. Registered Hybrid/Electric Vehicles:
    • Hybrid Vehicles: 1,250,635
    • Electric Vehicles: 255,596
  8. Licensed Auto Dealers in California:
    • New Vehicle Dealers: 1,523
    • Used Vehicle Dealers: 8,005
  9. 2018 Online Transactions:
    • Vehicle Registrations (VR) Renewals: 11,175,818
    • Driver License Renewals (DL) Renewals: 1,132,511
    • ID Card Renewals: 54,436
    • Change of Address: 933,799
    • Notices of Release of Liability: 3,019,323
    • Personalized and/or Special Interest Plate Reservations: 236,728
    • VR Insurance/Suspension Reinstatements: 679,807
    • VR/DL Record Requests: 536,380
  10. 2018 Self Service Terminals (SST) Transactions:
    • VR Renewals:  1,975,161

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