Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Program

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California DMV developed the Autonomous Vehicle Deployment (AVD) Program to establish regulations for manufacturers to meet before they can deploy autonomous vehicles on California’s public roads.

The AV Deployment Program is administered by the DMV Autonomous Vehicles Branch.

As of October 24, 2023, there are three manufacturers authorized to deploy autonomous vehicles.


How to Apply for the AVD Program

Before you apply for the AVD Program, sign up for email alerts to stay current on application requirements and changes that may impact program participation.

To apply for the Autonomous Vehicle Deployment Program, submit the following:

Email all completed application forms and documents to and pay the applicable fees.

You can also mail your application forms, documents, and fees to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Autonomous Vehicles Branch
2415 1st Ave, MS D405
Sacramento, CA 95818

Processing times may vary depending on the volume of applications received. However, DMV strives to respond to all applications within 30 business days. Keep a copy of all documents for your records.


  • $3,275 non-refundable application fee

Application Checklist

Take a look at the Autonomous Vehicle Form OL 321 Deployment Checklist (OL 321C) to make sure you completed all the steps.

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