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DMV Helps Santa Barbara County Fire Survivors at Local Assistance Center


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December 21, 2017

DMV Helps Santa Barbara County Fire Survivors at Local Assistance Center

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Thomas wildfire at the newly established Local Assistance Center at 1111 Vallecito Road in Carpinteria. The temporary center is open tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for wildfire victims in Santa Barbara County, which allows them to replace, at no cost, the following items if damaged or lost due to the fire: 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, driver record printouts and process a change of address. These services also are available at local DMV field offices.

Local Assistance Center
Carpinteria Community Church
1111 Vallecito Road
Carpinteria, CA 93013

Friday, December 22                    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The DMV is one of several state agencies working together to provide services at this one-stop help center for residents impacted by the Thomas fire. The DMV has a webpage with current information related to California fire victims and assistance centers.

For assistance with DMV-related business, call the DMV customer service center at 1-800-777-0133 or visit


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