If your registration card has been lost, stolen, or mutilated, you may get a replacement registration card for a fee.
To obtain a replacement registration card:
- Complete an application at a DMV NOW Kiosk. Bring your license plate number and last 5 digits of the vehicle identification number (VIN).
- Complete an Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents (REG 156) form.
- Submit the appropriate Notice of Change of Address (DMV 14) form (if your address has changed).
- Pay the required replacement fee.
You may submit the completed application and payment of the fee(s) en línea or by mail to the following address:
Department of Motor Vehicles
PO Box 942869
Sacramento, California 94269-0001
You may also submit the completed application and payment of the fee(s) in person to your local field office. For faster service, make an appointment online, or by calling 1-800-777-0133 before you visit a DMV office.
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