Investigations Offices

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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.

To file a consumer complaint against any of the groups listed above, complete a Record of Complaint (INV 172A) and mail to an Investigations office.

Investigations Office Locations

The following is a list of DMV Investigation office locations.

These offices DO NOT provide basic driver licensing or vehicle registration services; please visit our field office finder if you need these services.

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (661) 836-2291.

Fax: (661) 836-0632

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (415) 330-6469.

Fax: (415) 330-9845

Phone: (562) 865-0018

Fax: (562) 402-5727

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (619) 426-8070.

Fax: (619) 426-3479

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (626) 927-1082.

Fax: (626) 927-1098

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (559) 488-4024.

Fax: (559) 488-4000

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (818) 361-7283.

Fax: (818) 361-7283

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (951) 697-6779.

Fax: (951) 697-6786

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (323) 227-4051.

Fax: (323) 227-8059

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (213) 744-7591.

Fax: (213) 744-7594

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (408) 942-2952.

Fax: (408) 942-2942

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (619) 491-3065.

Fax: (619) 767-2274

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (714) 703-2532.

Fax: (714) 703-4139

Office of Internal Affairs (Employee Fraud): (951) 653-5357

Fax: (951) 656-8119

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (916) 630-5614.

Fax: (916) 630-5620

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (916) 229-0167 or (916) 229-0168.

Fax: (916) 229-0185

Office of Internal Affairs (Employee Fraud): (916) 657-7742 or fax (916) 657-8443

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (858) 627-3951.

Fax: (858) 627-3957

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (209) 473-6964.

Fax: (209) 473-6955

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (707) 648-4511.

Fax: (707) 648-5399

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (805) 654-4711.

Fax: (805) 654-1680

Days and hours open: Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

For information, directions, or to schedule an appointment to discuss criminal complaints, complaints against car dealers, victims of identity theft, or other consumer protection issues involving the purchase of a vehicle or identity theft, call (626) 960-3002.

Fax: (626) 856-1042

Office of Internal Affairs (Employee Fraud): (626) 851-0173 or fax (626) 851-0763

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