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April 17, 2013

DMV Now Offering Email Registration Renewal Reminder

Sacramento – California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customers can now receive email reminders to renew their vehicle registration. The new online program launched in October 2012 and already has 122,886 customers enrolled.

Customers who sign up will get an email reminder 30 days from the expiration date of their vehicle(s) registration and another email seven days prior to expiration. Due to statutory restrictions, customers will still receive the paper renewal notice in the mail.

To sign up for email reminders, customers must register as a user on DMV's website, add a vehicle, vessel or motorcycle to their personalized account and "opt in" to receive email reminders. In the email reminder, customers can also click on a link that allows them to renew their registration online in just minutes. If you sell your vehicle you must go into your account and remove that vehicle or you will still receive email reminders.

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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 Website including online advance 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.