DMV Helps Lake County Fire Victims at Disaster Recovery Center

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Sacramento, CA 95818
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August 20, 2018

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Mendocino Complex Fires at a Disaster Recover Center in Lake County. The temporary center opens at 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for wildfire victims in Lake County, which allows them to replace at no cost the following items if damaged 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 are also available at local DMV field offices.

Disaster Recovery CenterHours
Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Community Center
9470 Main Street
Upper Lake, CA 95485
Tuesday, August 21 to TBD
9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day

The DMV is one of several state, local and federal agencies working together to provide services at this one-stop help center for residents impacted by the Mendocino Complex Fires.

For additional information about the Disaster Recovery Centers, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website.

The DMV reminds customers that many transactions can be completed without visiting a field office, including vehicle registration and driver license renewals, and Californians can save time by booking an appointment and filling out the driver license application online before they visit a field office. For more information on all online services visit:

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