What Services Are Offered Through the California DMV Official Website?


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The California Department of Motor Vehicles website offers a variety of online services including driver and vehicle record requests, vehicle registration renewal, in-person appointment scheduling, driver license and identification card renewals, and voter registration. Other services include traffic citation payments, changes of address, vehicle transfer and liability release, and a vehicle registration fee calculator.

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The vehicle registration fee calculator allows one to estimate the registration fees for a new or used vehicle purchased in California or a non-resident vehicle. The calculator also determines vehicle registration renewal fees and retrieves previously paid vehicle license fees. The California DMV website also allows filing of affidavits of non-use to notify the DMV that a currently registered vehicle is not being operated or parked on any roadway in the state of California and no longer has liability coverage. Previously submitted affidavits of non-use can also be removed with this service.

Other online services the California DMV offers include occupational license status checks of DMV-licensed businesses and mobile home renewal registration. Special interest and personalized license plates are also available on the DMV website. Identity-sensitive services such as the driver record request, vehicle record request, change of address form and driver license and identification card renewal require the registration of an account with the DMV, and the account must be logged in.

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