Traffic Violator School Owner License

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You need a traffic violator school (TVS) owner license if you own a TVS that offers traffic safety instruction for individuals referred by a court. A traffic violator school owner license does not authorize you to give instruction.

Initial Requirements (before you apply for a traffic violator school owner license)

Before you apply for your traffic violator school owner license, complete the following steps:

  1. Request for DMV Approval of a Traffic Violator School Name (OL 612).
  2. Get lesson plan approval (submit one of the following):

Mail your form, documents, and fees to:

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

Allow a minimum of 120 days for a response. Incomplete requests will be returned. Lesson plans will be logged and forwarded for review in the order received.

Fees

  • Lesson plan review and approval fees (if creating original lesson plan):
    • $475 classroom course review fee
    • $800 home study course review fee
    • $800 internet course review fee
  • $25 lesson plan approval fees (if using previously approved lesson plan).

How to Apply for a TVS Owner License

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.

You must complete your application within one year or a new application with all examinations and fees will be required.

Fees

  • $200 non-refundable original or reinstatement application fee
  • $1 family support program
  • $15 duplicate license fee (if applicable)

When applying for any combination of owner/operator/instructor license, only the owner fee will be due.

How to Renew a TVS Owner License

To renew your license, submit the following:

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

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

Fees

  • $100 non-refundable renewal application fee
  • $1 family support program
  • $15 duplicate license fee (if applicable)

When applying for any combination of owner/operator/instructor license, only the owner fee will be due.

How to Modify a TVS Owner License

To modify an existing license, complete and submit one of these forms:

Mail your completed form and fees to:

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

Fees

  • $100 name change fee
  • $100 address change fee
  • $100 add a branch fee
  • $100 officer change fee

Traffic Violator School Owner Licensing Authority

California Vehicle Code (CVC) §§320 (a), 626, 626.2, 626.4, 626.6, 626.8, 1651, 1671, 11200 to 11222, 1803.5, 1808.7, 40509.1, 40512.6, 41501, 42005, 42005.1, 42005.3, 42005.5, 42007, and 42007.1. The CVC is available for purchase from DMV.

California Code of Regulations Title 13, Chapter 1.

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

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