California Department of Motor Vehicles

The California Department of Motor Vehicles DMV.CA.Gov is a government agency run at the state-level that administers vehicle registrations, vehicle titles and issuing driver licenses and photo IDs in the state of California.

Registering a Vehicle in California via the California DMV Portal:

In California if you own a vehicle you will receive a vehicle renewal notice from California DMV via mail, which requires you to renew your vehicles registration before a certain date that will be provided to you on the mailing from the CA DMV. You can renew your vehicle registration by visiting the California Department of Motor Vehicles website at, or you can renew your vehicle registration by mail or in person at a CA DMV Center.

If renewing your CA vehicle registration online you will need to visit, next you will want to enter the required information related to your vehicle via the Step 1 section of the website. After entering in your registration information you will want to confirm your record information and make online payment with a credit card or other form of payment. After payment is complete you will receive a confirmation of your transaction and get your sticker within five business days by mail which then you need to attach to  your vehicle.

California DMV responsibilities may include:

  • Driver's licenses and identification
  • Driver certification
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle ownership
  • Enforcement of state and federal laws regarding motor vehicles
  • General Photo ID ( Not a Drivers License - ID Only )
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