California Car Registration Renewal
Californians must renew their vehicles’ registration annually, as required by the CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Registration fees for car registration renewal provide funding for such things as the building and upkeep of streets and highways, the California Highway Patrol, and local county departments.
About the Vehicle Registration Renewal Notice
The CA DMV will send you a vehicle renewal notice well in advance of your registration’s expiration date. The notice will include:
– The date of your tag’s expiration.
– Car registration renewal fees.
– Vehicle information.
– Emissions (smog certification) requirement
– Delinquency fees:
―You must pay all delinquency or ticket fees listed on your vehicle renewal notice before renewing your registration.
―You will only be allowed to renew by mail or in-person if you owe any extra fees.
Didn’t Receive a CA Car Renewal Notice?
If you did not receive a renewal notice in the mail, either contact your local DMV office or call (800) 777-0133.
How to renew registration?
When visiting our office, please provide:
– Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) for a vehicle
– Have your smog certification filed with DMV, if needed.
– Have a vehicle renewal notice that shows your current address
OR confirmed through the Change of Address system that your address has been updated.
Source: DMV California