The DMV knows how busy the holiday season can be. You can renew your vehicle registration, update your address, chat with a DMV virtual assistant and so much more from the convenience of your phone, computer or tablet. Check some stress off your list this year by using the DMV’s Online Services to take care of your DMV to-do list while you’re getting your holiday shopping done.
Q: I saw a DMV kiosk at my local grocery store. Can I use it if I can’t make it to a DMV office before the holidays?
A: Yes. If you are unable to make it to the DMV before the holiday season, you can use one of the hundreds of DMV kiosks located throughout the state to help complete your vehicle registration renewal, print registration tags instantly, submit proof of insurance, receive a driver or vehicle record and more. Some are even open 24/7 and are located throughout communities in local grocery stores, libraries and other convenient locations. Locate the DMV kiosk nearest to you at https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/locations/kiosks/.
Q: I will be moving next year, but I want to get my address updated on my driver’s license before the holidays. Can I change my address online?
A: Yes, you can update your new address online as long as you already have a valid California ID and your new residence is in the same state that you currently reside in. Before you begin, make sure you have:
— Both your old and new addresses;
— If changing the address for your vehicle or vessel, you will also need your most recent registration card and the address where your trailer coach or vessel is located (if applicable);
— A My DMV account which can be created online.
Once you have all those items handy, you can start the application process to update your address at dmv.ca.gov/online.
Q: What if I have an urgent question regarding DMV services, but I don’t have time to make it into an office before the holidays? Do I have any other options?
A: Yes, a DMV virtual assistant is available 24/7 to help guide you and answer any questions about DMV services. Just click or tap the “Ask DMV” button in the bottom right corner of your screen. The DMV site also features a virtual field office allowing users to start transactions and upload any required documents, which are then reviewed by a DMV customer service agent
before contacting you to finish the process.
For more information or answers to questions not listed here, please visit www.dmv.ca.gov/online.