DMV Launches New Online Services

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December 30, 2010

Customers Can Now Create a Personalized DMV Online Account

Sacramento –A new, online service has been launched to make doing business with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) even easier, the department announced today. The new application creates a personalized online account where customers will be able to access and purchase copies of their driving and vehicle record, among other services.

“The most requested item from our customers is their driving record. We have not only made their record easily and securely accessible to our customers, we added many more features that customers can access through their very own personalized online DMV account,” said DMV Director George Valverde.

Here is how it works: Depending upon the specific business service selected, the DMV website ( prompts the customer to register and create a user ID and password, then log in. For example, a driver license renewal or change of address requires the customer to become a registered user. Once logged in, customers will have access to the following new DMV online services: driver record, vehicle registration information, and registration renewal reminders. In addition to the new services, customers will notice a shopping cart when paying for their DMV business services.

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Don’t Stand In Line, Go Online! Doing business with the DMV has never been easier. The DMV offers an array of services to customers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through its Web site (, including online appointments for written and drive tests; vehicle registration and driver license renewals, selection of personalized license plates, changes of address and payment of fees via secure debit transactions. Customers can also effect transactions by calling DMV customer service at (800) 777-0133.

DMV is a department under the Business, Transportation and Housing Agency, which is under the direction of Secretary Dale E. Bonner. The DMV licenses drivers; maintains driving records; registers and tracks official ownership of vehicles and vessels; investigates auto and identity-related fraud; and licenses car dealers, driving schools, and traffic violator schools.  


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