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California Online Auto Registration Information

California online auto registration provides motor vehicle information for consumers. Visit your state's web site by clicking on its name below. Click on your state or territory below to learn about getting or renewing your driver's license, registering your car, or accessing other motor vehicle services.

California California Online Vehicle Registration and Renewal

California does not offer a grace period after your vehicle's registration expiration date. Be sure to pay your renewal fees on or before the date of expiration shown on your current registration card or penalties will be due in accordance with Vehicle Code Sections 9552 - 9554. The longer you delay payment of fees, the greater the penalty amount will be.

  California Replace Lost Registration or Sticker

Even though your plates display only the month and year, your registration expires on a specific day. Be sure to check the registration card for the actual day of expiration. If you do not receive a billing notice approximately 60 days before your vehicle's registration expires.

California Paying registration fees without having the smog inspection

If your vehicle's registration requires a smog certification, be certain to pay all applicable renewal fees on or before the current expiration date, even if you have not obtained the smog certification. Late registration fees are subject to penalties. If you paid your renewal fees prior to acquiring the smog certification, and you have not received your registration card or sticker, you should call your local DMV or 1-800-777-0133 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. They will check your vehicle record and inform you of the status.

California How do I apply for a duplicate registration card? You must apply for a duplicate registration card if the original has been lost, stolen, or mutilated. To obtain a duplicate registration card:

  • Complete an Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents (REG 156) (PDF). Include the vehicle license plate number, your true full name, current address, your driver license number and signature.

  • Attach the damaged registration card.

  • Pay the required replacement fee.

You may submit the completed application and payment of fees by mail to the following address.

Department of Motor Vehicles
Registration Operations
PO Box 942869 Mail Station E-169
Sacramento, California 94269-0001

You may also submit the completed application and payment in person to your local field office. For faster service, make an Appointment(s) online, or by calling 1- 800-777-0133 before you visit a DMV office. ATM/Debit cards are now accepted at all DMV offices.


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2020-07-02T10:08:25+00:00 Reviewed. Harbor City - Los Angeles, California.