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.
In December 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued emergency proclamations authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for victims of wildfires in Ventura and San Diego 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.
The governor issued emergency proclamations in October 2017 in Butte, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Orange, Sonoma, Yuba and Solano counties for wildfire victims.