DMV Helps Shasta County Fire Victims at Disaster Recovery Center

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Sacramento, CA 95818
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August 9, 2018

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Carr Fire at a Disaster Recover Center in Redding. The temporary center opens at 9 a.m. today and replaces the center that opened last week at Shasta High School.

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued an emergency proclamation authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for wildfire victims in Shasta 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 also are available at local DMV field offices.

Disaster Recovery CenterHours
Old Kmart
2685 Hilltop Drive
Redding, CA 96002
Thursday, August 9 to TBD
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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 Carr Fire.

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 here.

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