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DMV to Offer Paperless Notices for Vehicle Registration Renewals

Sacramento – Californians may now opt to receive vehicle registration renewal notices by email instead of a paper notice by traditional mail. Offering the option for electronic notices is part of the California Department of Motor Vehicles commitment to expand digital services and reduce its carbon footprint. “Customers can get an email renewal notice and […]

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DMV Encourages Californians to Get a REAL ID Now

Sacramento, April 27, 2021– The DMV continues to offer REAL IDs to Californians as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security extends the enforcement date from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023. As the COVID-19 emergency continues, office space and appointments are limited to accommodate physical distancing guidelines. The DMV encourages customers to plan ahead […]

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DMV Now Accepting Digital Signatures for Car Sales

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles now accepts digital signatures for vehicle purchases, allowing Californians to have a completely paperless car buying experience from their computer or smartphone. The DMV has been validating a secure electronic process since the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) updated its regulations to allow digital signatures for […]

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Security Breach at Address Verification Company May Compromise DMV Information

Sacramento February 17, 2021 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), out of an abundance of caution, is notifying customers that a company it uses to verify vehicle registration addresses has had a security breach. DMV systems have not been compromised and it is unknown if DMV data shared with the company has been […]

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DMV Suspends Behind-the-Wheel Driving Tests Through January

Sacramento January 7, 2021 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will continue its temporary suspension of behind-the-wheel driving tests until at least February 1. The DMV previously suspended the tests until January 11. The DMV is taking this step for the health and safety of customers and employees during the ongoing statewide surge in […]

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DMV Extends Suspension of Behind-the-Wheel Driving Tests Until January 11

Sacramento December 30, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will continue its temporary suspension of behind-the-wheel driving tests until at least January 11. The DMV previously suspended the tests through January 4. The DMV is taking this step for the health and safety of customers and employees during the ongoing statewide surge in COVID-19 […]

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DMV Extends Temporary Halt to Behind-the-Wheel Driving Tests Until January 4

Sacramento December 21, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will continue its temporary suspension of behind-the-wheel driving tests until at least January 4. The DMV previously announced a two-week suspension through at least December 28. The DMV is taking this step for the health and safety of customers and employees during the current […]

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DMV Temporarily Halts Behind-the-Wheel Driving Tests

Sacramento December 10, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is temporarily suspending behind-the-wheel driving tests for at least two weeks beginning December 14. The DMV is taking this step for the health and safety of customers and employees during the current statewide surge in COVID-19 cases. “Behind-the-wheel drive tests require two people to […]

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DMV: Seniors Can Now Renew Their Driver’s License Online

Sacramento December 9, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is now offering Californians who are 70 and older the option to renew their noncommercial driver’s license online. Licenses that expire beginning March 1, 2020, and throughout the COVID-19 emergency are eligible, including REAL ID renewals. A mail-in option will be available in the […]

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Seniors Now Eligible to Renew Driver’s Licenses Online

Sacramento October 29, 2020 – Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver’s license are now eligible to renew online or by mail, eliminating the need to visit a California Department of Motor Vehicles office. Licenses with an expiration date between March 1, 2020, throughout the COVID-19 emergency are eligible.   Through Executive Order, […]

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DMV Extends Expiring Commercial Driver’s Licenses Through December

Sacramento September 30, 2020 – California commercial drivers can continue delivering essential products and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic without worrying about an expiring license following a new round of extensions today by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In accordance with updated guidance from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the DMV is issuing […]

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DMV Offices to Close at 3:00 p.m. Monday-Wednesday to Conserve Energy

Sacramento August 17, 2020 – The DMV will close all offices statewide at 3:00 p.m. each day, Monday August 17 through Wednesday August 19 to conserve energy and protect the health and safety of customers and employees from high heat impacts. Customers with and without appointments will be admitted until approximately 2:30 p.m., as time […]

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DMV Extends Learner’s Permits Expiring through November

Sacramento August 5, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is extending driver’s license permits with an expiration date through November 30, 2020, to give student drivers more time to prepare for and schedule their behind-the-wheel drive test during the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible permits are extended six months or to a date 24 months […]

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DMV Gives 1-Year Extension to Senior Drivers with Expiring Licenses

Sacramento July 13, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles is providing an automatic one-year extension to Californians age 70 and older with a noncommercial driver license with an expiration date between March 1 and December 31, 2020. This action delays the requirement for this population to visit a DMV office during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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DMV Resumes Behind-the-Wheel Drive Tests with New Protocols on Friday

Sacramento, June 22, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles will resume administering behind-the-wheel drive tests beginning Friday, June 26. In-vehicle testing – a requirement for first-time driver license holders and commercial license applicants – has been suspended since mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The DMV will automatically reschedule all canceled drive test […]

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DMV reopens remaining field offices to public starting Thursday

Sacramento June 9, 2020 – The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Thursday, June 11, will reopen its remaining field offices that were temporarily closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this phase of reopening, employees at 169 field offices will assist customers with current appointments at the specific office and limited transactions that require an in-person […]