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Renew Vehicle Registration

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Register your vehicle or renew registration. When using this online service, enter your License Plate Number for vehicles or CF Number for vessels/boats and Vehicle Identification Number to get started.

General Information: 800-777-0133

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Frequently Asked Questions

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The registration renewal notice mailed to you by the department will indicate if a smog certification is required. If a smog certification is required and you have not had a smog inspection, you may still pay your registration feesto avoid any late fees. However, you will not receive your new registration or year sticker until the smog information has been received by DMV.

Additional smog information.

You must have:

  • Access to the Internet
  • A valid credit/debit card or checking account
  • The last five digits of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) or the vessel Hull Identification Number (HIN)
  • Insurance with one of the participating insurance companies or be renewing a vehicle not requiring evidence of insurance (such as a trailer)
  • Smog certification on file at DMV

Related Links

Vehicle Registration Renewal

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vr_top2

Vehicle Registration Fee Calculator

If you are the current vehicle owner, enter the following information to determine registration renewal fees due. Fees are calculated based on today's date. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/FeeCalculatorWeb/renewalForm.do

Vehicle Registration Suspensions and Insurance Program (FAQs)

If the registration is suspended when the renewal notice is printed, you will not be given the option of renewing your vehicle registration via the Internet. https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vr_sb1500qa

Registration Related Fees (FFVR 34)

Fees are due upon original registration/renewal based on: ... Commercial Vehicle Registration Act (CVRA) and/or weight fees may be due for commercial ... http://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/brochures/fast_facts/ffvr34

Vehicle Registration Renewal

Vehicle Registration Renewal. En español. Before you begin, you must: Have your license plate number and the last 5 digits of your Vehicle Identification ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy&urile=wcm:path:/dmv_content_en/dmv/online/vrir/vr_top2

Frequently Asked Questions about Online Registration

The following are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the new online vehicle registration renewal service. How do I become eligible to ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/online/vrir/vrfaqsmain

Online Registration Renewal

After you enter your License Plate Number or CF Number for vessels/boats, Vehicle Identification Number, you will have access to the vehicle renewal ... https://www.dmv.ca.gov/m/vr_mobile.htm

Vehicle Registration Fee Calculator

... vehicle registration fees, determine Vehicle License Fees (VLF) paid for tax purposes, and calculate fees for registration renewal and used vehicle purchases . https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/portal/feecalculatorweb