Ask the DMV – Renew your car registration and more through the CA DMV’s online services
Did you know that car sales commonly peak between the months of February and April? That means there is an increase in registration renewals during those months. To avoid crowds in the DMV offices online services are a convenient option. From renewing vehicle registration to changing your address, or driver’s license renewal (and much more), skip the line and conduct your business online or at a DMV kiosk.
Q1: How can I renew my expiring vehicle registration?
A1: In an effort to keep customers safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is encouraging Californians to use online services for all vehicle registration renewals. Online registration is convenient and easy, just visit: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/vehicle-registration/vehicle-registration-renewal/
Q2: I saw a DMV kiosk at my local grocery store. What is that, and can I use it to renew my vehicle registration?
A2: There are hundreds of DMV kiosks located throughout the state to help customers with transactions such as vehicle registration renewal, submitting proof of insurance, receiving a driver or vehicle record, and more. DMV kiosks are convenient and allow customers to conduct transactions quickly and efficiently. Customers simply scan their document, pay the fees using a card or cash (where available) and then print their registration card and sticker, planned non-operation acknowledgment, and more, right on the spot.
To locate the DMV kiosk nearest you, please visit: https://cadmvnowkiosk.com/kiosks/. Customers can also find DMV business partners to complete selected transactions by visiting https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/locations/business-partners/.https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/driver-licenses-identification-cards/real-id/
Learn more about online registration renewals at www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv-online.