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5 Easy Ways to Renew Your Vehicle Registration

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Did you know the DMV offers five simple ways to renew your vehicle registration? We realize it may not always be convenient to visit a field office, so we offer the following alternative ways to renew your vehicle and be on your way:

1)      Renewal by mail – Simply send in your renewal notice along with the required payment. Your registration card and sticker will arrive in the mail shortly after!

2)      Online renewal – If you’re eligible to renew online, all you need is the last 5 digits of your VIN and your license plate number.

3)      Renewal by self-service terminal (SST) – A self-service terminal allows you to complete your registration process using touch screen technology and immediately dispenses your registration card and sticker. It’s quick and easy! Check the list of locations to make sure an SST is available at your local office.

4)      Renewal by telephone – To renew by phone, all you need to do is dial DMV’s Automated Telephone Service at 1-800-777-0133. When prompted, you will need to provide your renewal identification number (RIN) found on your renewal notice, last five digits of your VIN number and your license plate number.

And if you prefer, you can still visit the field office and renew your vehicle registration. Here’s how:

5)      Visit your nearest DMV field office and present your renewal notice to the technician at the counter. Before you head in to the office, be sure to schedule an appointment online. You can thank us later!

Have Something to Say? DMV is Listening!

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Have you visited a DMV field office recently and received excellent service? Or have you renewed your registration online using our website? How easy was it? The California Department of Motor Vehicles wants to know about your experience!

Because the DMV is committed to serving the public, we want to hear what you have to say. Whether you have a compliment, suggestion or complaint, the DMV greatly values your opinion.

Each month the department receives over 10,000 comments via our online survey, with the number of compliments outweighing the complaints. The responses we receive for the survey are used to evaluate our service in the field office, over the telephone and also on our website. Our hope is that through the survey, the customer experience as a whole will be improved.

If you would like to provide feedback for the DMV, we welcome you to share your thoughts. As a friendly reminder, please remember not to include any personal information – your security is important to us!

So please, Tell Us… How Are We Doing?

 

Making a DMV Appointment Just Got Easier

ImageOn the go and need to make an appointment to visit the DMV? Try our new mobile friendly Field Office Appointment System on your smart phone or tablet – it’s simple and convenient!

When you visit the DMV website and select Appointments, you will be automatically redirected to the new mobile ready appointment system. You will then be able to select the office you want to visit and search for the next available appointment to renew your driver license, process a registration transaction or take a drive test.

Customers’ reviews on social media rave about the advantages of having an appointment before visiting DMV. Following are real life testimonials:

“I scheduled my DMV appointment online, showed up early for my appointment and because I had the appointment, my transfer of title and replacement drivers license was quick and simple. I was even out of there before my actual appointment time. Great job! Thank you.” Keith E.

“Just had the most pleasant CA DMV experience ever, in and out in 15 min with pic and test, appointments rock!” Samuel B.

“Trips to the CA DMV should ALWAYS be this easy! Making an appointment is SO worth it!” Chris D.

To make your next DMV visit quick and painless, take advantage of our new mobile friendly Field Office Appointment System and save time, don’t stand in line!