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DMV Assists California Fire Victims

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Wildfire Information

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DMV Assists California Fire Victims

The California Department of Motor Vehicles is offering limited services to residents affected by the wildfires burning across the state. Fire victims who need to replace lost or damaged DMV-related documents can do so free of charge at assistance centers in the impacted areas. The DMV is one of several state agencies working together to provide services to fire victims.

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 initiate a change of address.

Here is the latest information on the assistance centers:

Butte County

Sears Building at Chico Mall
1982 E. 20th Street
Chico, CA 95928

Hours of Operation
Monday – Saturday
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Sundays

Fire victims also can receive support at local DMV field offices, by calling DMV customer service at 1-800-777-0133 (during business hours) or by visiting www.dmv.ca.gov.

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