Driving School Owner License

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You need a driving school owner license if you own a driving school that offers motor vehicle instruction in exchange for compensation. A driving school owner license does not authorize you to give instruction.

How to Apply for a Driving School Owner License

To apply for your license, submit the following:

Once you have completed these forms and collected all documents, make an appointment with an OL inspector. The OL inspector will:

  • Inspect the main business office where you conduct business.
  • Inspect all books and records pertinent to the business.
  • Collect your paperwork and fees.

Fees

  • $150 nonrefundable application fee
  • $1 family support program
  • $70 for each branch location (if applicable)
  • $50 for book of 25 student licenses (if you plan to issue student licenses)

Application Checklist

Take a look at the Driving School Owner Application Checklist (OL 222) to make sure you completed all the steps.

How to Renew a Driving School Owner License

To renew your license, submit the following:

Mail your completed form(s) and fee(s) to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Occupational Licensing Section
PO Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

Fees

  • $50 renewal application fee
  • $1 family support program
  • $50 for each branch location (if applicable)

How to Modify a Driving School Owner License

To modify an existing driving school owner license, complete and submit the relevant form(s):

Mail your completed form and fees to:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Occupational Licensing Section
PO Box 932342 MS L224
Sacramento, CA 94232-3420

Fees

  • $70 name change fee
  • $70 address change fee
  • $70 add a branch fee
  • $70 officer change fee

Driving School Owner Licensing Authority

California Vehicle Code (CVC) §§223, 310.6, 310.8, 311, 320 (a), 1651, 1670, 1671, and 11100 to 11114. The CVC is available for purchase from DMV.

California Code of Regulations, Title 13, Chapter 1.

California Education Code §§41913-41919, 51220, and 51852.

California Government Code §6157 (a) – (d).

California
Labor Code §3700.

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