Application for Reconsideration

(aka: Abbreviated Applications)

WHO CAN APPLY

If you have been refused an occupational license or permit after submitting an original application, or have formally been denied an occupational license or permit after a hearing, or had an occupational license revoked, you may submit an application for reconsideration under the following conditions:

  • A person whose license has been revoked or whose application for a license has previously been denied after a hearing may not reapply for reconsideration for at least one year from the effective date of the decision.
  • Applicants receiving a first time refusal may apply immediately.
  • Temporary permits will not be issued during the application for reconsideration process.
  • You will receive a formal notice regarding acceptance of the application for consideration, and instructions on how to proceed with a hearing.

The following guidelines provide information for applicants that have an arrest or conviction which resulted in the refusal, denial or revocation of a permit or license:

How long will this process take?

  • There isn't an exact timeframe as each case is different and the time frame is dependent on several factors such as; how long it takes to obtain certified copies of arresting agency reports, court documents, investigative reports, or other documents relevant to the applicant's history.
  • Once all documents are received, the Occupational Licensing Branch may either prepare a referral to our Legal Affairs Division, or based upon the above disciplinary guidelines they may issue a probationary permit.
  • Cases referred to the Legal Affairs Division are reviewed, and if accepted, a formal accusation will be filed, and the case will be scheduled for a hearing. The hearing schedule depends on the availability of Administrative Law Judges, and the current volume of cases to be heard.

Business License

(Dealer, Dismantler, Registration Service, Driving School Owner, Traffic School Owner, Distributor or Manufacturer)

The following is a list of forms and fees that must be submitted as part of the application for reconsideration.

NOTE: If you have submitted a DMV 8016, Request for Live Scan Clearance (receipt) within the last three years, you are not required to submit this document.

Fees

  • $175 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

If you are considering submitting an abbreviated application, contact the Occupational Licensing Inspector in your area for assistance.


Individual License (Salesperson, Vehicle Verifier, Representative, Operator or Instructor)

Salesperson

Fees

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

Vehicle Verifier

Fees

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

Representative

Fees

  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

Driving School Operator

Fees

  • $100 Non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

*If applying for Driving School Owner/Operator provide with owner application.

Driving School Instructor

Fees

  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

Independent Instructor License

Fees

  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

Traffic Violator School Operator

Fees

  • $100 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

*If applying for Traffic Violator School Owner/Operator provide with owner application.

Traffic Violator School Instructor

Fees

  • $30 non-refundable application fee
  • $1 Family Support Program fee

Forms

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

If you are successful in your request for reconsideration, you will be notified in writing of the department's decision and may proceed with submitting a complete application. For a list of application requirements, refer to the information provided for each type license at http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vehindustry/ol/olbranch_top.htm