DMV Assists California Fire Victims
Fire victims who need to replace lost or damaged DMV-related documents can do so free of charge at local DMV field offices.
In 2018, the California Governor’s office issued emergency proclamations authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for victims of the wildfires in Ventura, Los Angeles, Butte, Lake, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Siskiyou, Riverside, Shasta, Mendocino, Napa, and Mariposa counties, allowing them to replace at no cost the following items if damaged due to the fires: duplicate driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration and title, and disabled person parking placards. In addition, fire victims can acquire substitute license plates and stickers, vehicle disposal paperwork, and driver record printouts, as well as process a change of address.
Details on assistance centers for fire victims will be released as information becomes available.