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The DMV requires an in-person visit to your local branch for your registration. If you have purchased a new car in California, the dealership will likely have submitted your vehicle registration documents for you. Ask the dealership for specific information on this process.

The list of documents below will cover what you need to bring to the DMV office if you are registering an out-of-state car, or a car bought in California from a private party.

* Smog and Emissions Certification (if applicable)

* Weight Certification (if applicable)

* Proof of Vehicle Ownership

* Payment to Cover Registration Fees

A physical inspection of your vehicle will be done by a DMV employee. Once your VIN is verified, you will be issued your registration certificate, tags, and California plates.

Military Drivers

If you are a California resident that is currently stationed in another state, you may register your car in your current state and re-register in CA when you return .

If you are a non-resident that is stationed in California, Use the

EXEMPTION STATEMENT SIDE A – U.S. SERVICEMEMBER USE ONLY (50 U.S.C. §§568, 571, 595) (NATO MEMBERS – SEE FORM REG 5046)

Weight Certification and Smog Checks

Renewing Your Registration in California

The DMV will send you a renewal notice before your registration expires. The majority of car owners have an annual yearly renewal. This notice contains the total cost of your renewal fees and the date of your current registration expiration. It will also tell you if you need an emissions test and if you have any outstanding issues (unpaid tickets or fines) that need to be resolved before renewal. If you did not receive a renewal notice, contact your local DMV office or call (800) 777-0133.

Once you have completed your emissions test (if necessary) and cleared your record of any outstanding fines or tickets, you are ready to renew your vehicle.

Renewal Options

Unlike your initial registration, you do not have to make a personal visit to the DMV to renew (but it is still an option). Instead, you may renew by phone, online, or by mail.

Phone

Call (800) 921-1117. Be sure that your car insurance and proof of emissions certification is on file with the DMV. Have your VIN and license plate number ready and follow the instructions. Your new registration materials will be mailed to you upon completion.

Online Visit the DMV Online Renewal page. In order to use online renewal, you must have proof of smog certification and insurance on file with the DMV. Your VIN number is required as well as a method of payment. Once completed, print your receipt for your records. Your new registration materials will be mailed to you.

In Person

Simply drop by your local DMV, bringing your ID, your renewal notice (or current registration), court clearance regarding outstanding tickets (if necessary), and payment. You will be supplied with your updated registration documentation on the spot.

Mail

These are the documents you will need to mail to the DMV: a) Your registration renewal form, b) proof of smog inspection (if applicable), c) proof of insurance (if applicable), d) proof of paying outstanding fees (if applicable), e) check or money order made out to the DMV.

Once collected, throw these documents in an envelope and send it to:

Vehicle Registration Operations

Department of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 942869

Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

The DMV will mail your new registration and tab to you.

Renewal for Military Drivers

If you are a deployed member of the armed forces and your registration is expiring, you can delay payment until your return (check with DMV for full details).

Once you arrive back in California, you may be eligible to waive your late fees by visiting your local DMV office and filling out a Statement of Fact form. You are allowed 60 days upon your return to California to waive your late fees and re-register.

Renewing a Non-Operational Vehicle

If your registration is expiring but you do not plan on driving the vehicle for the upcoming registration period, you may apply for Planned Non-Operation (PNO). This will allow you to avoid paying renewal fees.

To apply, you can mark the PNO box on your renewal notice, or you can complete the PNO Certification sheet linked above, and mail it to:

Department of Motor Vehicles

P.O. Box 942869

Sacramento, CA 94269-0001

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