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California Department of Motor Vehicles

The two primary functions of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) are to license California’s 26.5 million drivers and register more than 34.7 million vehicles. However, the DMV maintains and oversees many other functions, including:

  • Record ownership (certificate of title) of the vehicles DMV registers
  • Maintain driving records (accidents and convictions) of licensed drivers
  • Issue identification cards for individuals
  • Register and record ownership of vessels
  • License and regulate driving and traffic violator schools and their instructors
  • License and regulate vehicle manufacturers, transporters, dealers, distributors, vehicle salespeople, and dismantlers
  • Administer financial responsibility law
  • Investigate consumer complaints
  • Maintain records in accordance with the law
  • Collects over $8 billion in revenue annually

DMV Online Services

The DMV now offers various services online, including renewals, replacements, applications or requests, payments, and more. Beat the lines and check to see if you can complete a service through your device of choice:

View Online Services


The federal government extended the deadline to acquire a REAL ID to May 7, 2025. To begin the process, please click on the following:

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Find a DMV Location

Use the map below to view the locations in the 56th Assembly District that offer DMV services.

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