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DMV Service Options

You can conduct your DMV business anytime by using DMV online services, DMV Now Self-Service Terminals or the mail. These self-service alternatives allow you to avoid in-person field office visits and are a quick and easy way to save time. Taking care of business at your convenience is only a click or mailbox away.

Skip the Line when Renewing Your Vehicle Registration

The DMV wants Californians to avoid making an unnecessary trip to a field office to renew your vehicle registration. Here are convenient alternatives:

Convenient Online Services

You can complete a variety of DMV transactions by clicking on the links below. There is no reason to visit a DMV field office if you take advantage of these time saving alternatives, which allow you to conduct business on your schedule. Find available services here: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/dmv/onlinesvcs


DMV Now Self-Service Terminals (SST)

DMV Now allows you to complete your registration renewal or file for planned non-operation (PNO) status without waiting in line. Multiple payment methods are accepted and a registration card and sticker or PNO acknowledgment is printed at the terminal after the completion of your transaction. DMV Eligible Renewals include:

  • Autos
  • Pickups
  • Motorcycles
  • Coach and Park model trailers
  • Commercial vehicles that do not pay Commercial Vehicle Registration Act (CVRA) fees

DMV Now is available inside select field office and retail locations during regular business hours.

Find your local DMV Now Self-Service Terminal


Call 1-800-777-0133 to:

  • Use automated telephone service to complete DMV business.
  • Make appointments for field office visits (including driving tests).
  • Renew your vehicle registration (see your renewal notice for the RIN-Renewal ID Number).
  • Find out which services are conducted in various DMV offices, business hours, locations and directions.
  • Request DMV forms, handbooks, Fast Facts, and How-To brochures.
  • DMV technicians are available to answer questions Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Use the Mail to:

  • Conduct most registration-related transactions
  • Request DMV forms, handbooks, Fast Facts, and How-To brochures
  • Renew your vehicle registration
  • Renew your driver license (restrictions apply)

General Vehicle Registration Address

Vehicle Registration Operations
Department of Motor Vehicles
P. O. Box 942869
Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

General Driver License Address

Driver License Inquires
Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 942890
Sacramento, CA 92290-0001

International Customers, please write to us at:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Customer Communications C-165
P. O. Box 932345
Sacramento, CA 94232-3450

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