Local Assistance Centers
In conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, the DMV helps Californians impacted by natural disasters at temporary local assistance centers. At these centers, the DMV offers limited services to affected residents, who can replace at no cost the following items if lost or damaged due to the disaster: duplicate driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration and title, and disabled person parking placards. In addition, they can acquire substitute license plates and stickers, vehicle disposal paperwork, and driver record printouts, as well as initiate a change of address.
Details on current assistance centers are released as information becomes available.
Offices Impacted by WildfiresParadise closed due to fire
DMV Assists California Fire Victims
Fire victims who need to replace lost or damaged DMV-related documents can do so free of charge at a local DMV field office or a temporary assistance center information below.
In October 2019, Governor Newsom issued emergency proclamations authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for victims of the wildfires in Los Angeles, Riverside, and Sonoma counties.