Investigations Offices Locations and Hours
NOTE: These offices do not provide basic driver licensing or vehicle registration services. Please see Field Offices if you need these services.
The following is a list of DMV Investigation office locations. The office links will take you to field office locations which host the Investigations office.
Artesia | Bakersfield | Brisbane| Chula Vista| El Monte | Fresno | Granada Hills | Inglewood | Inland | Lincoln Park | Los Angeles | Milpitas | Mission Valley | Orange | Riverside East |Rocklin | Sacramento | San Diego | Stockton | Vallejo | Ventura | West Covina |
You may use the Investigations Office Map to locate an investigations office.
The DMV Investigations Division protects the programs and interests of the department and public through active fraud/counterfeit detection, investigation, audit and enforcement services. The Investigations Division diligently enforces laws, rules, and regulations that apply to new and used vehicle dealers, brokers, dismantlers, registrations services, vehicle verifiers, misuse of Disabled Person Parking Placard/Plates, driving schools or traffic violator schools, and other vehicle-related businesses.
If you'd like to file a consumer complaint against any of the above-listed groups, please click on "Problems With a Vehicle Purchase Brochure (INV 172) with Record of Complaint Form (INV 172A)." Follow the directions for completing the form and then mail it to an Investigations office in your area-see address listing on form.
For more information on Disabled Person Parking Placard misuse, click here.
For more information on Unlicensed Vehicle Dismantlers, click here.