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DMV Forms in California

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The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) makes many of its CA forms available online, while others are offered only at DMV offices or by mail. You'll find many downloadable forms below.

If a form is not available online, you can contact the DMV at (800) 777-0133 or visit your local DMV office for a copy.

Please visit our other pages for CA Driver's Handbooks and Motorcycle Manuals.

Most Requested Forms

Application for TItle or Registration - REG 343

Use this form to apply for a title and register your vehicle when you buy a vehicle or move to the state.

Driver License or Identification Card Application - DL 44

Apply for, renew, or replace a driver's license, permit, motorcycle license, or ID card. Must call or visit the DMV for this form. Not available online.

Contact your local DMV

Driver's License & ID Forms

Abstract/Document Error Form - DL 157

Use this form to report incorrect information on your driving record to the DMV. Must be picked up at the DMV. Not available online.

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Application for Non-Commercial Restricted Driver License for Financial Responsibility Actions - DL 691

Apply for a restricted driver's license to drive to work, school, or medical appointments.

California Driver License Renewal by Mail Eligibility Information - DL 410 FO

Renew driver's license by mail if eligible and determine eligibility to renew by mail.

Driver License Record Correction Request - DL 207

Request the correction of inaccurate information about a traffic violation and/or conviction on your driving record.

Notice of Change of Address - DMV 14

Notifies the DMV of your new address. Can be used to update your driver's license, registration and tags, and disability parking placards.

Physician's Health Report - DL 546A

Medical certification for 45-foot motorhome endorsements and driving instructors. Not valid for CDL applications.

Report of Vision Examination - DL 62

Vision examination form to be completed by a medical professional. May be required to apply for or renew a driver's license.

Request for Cancellation or Surrender of a Driver License or Identification Card - DL 142

Form to cancel your driver's license/ID or the driver's license of a minor who had your permission to apply or is in your custody.

Requests for National Driver Register (NDR) Record Checks - INF 1301A

Complete this form to request a National Driver Register (NDR) Record for yourself or an employee.

Request for Record Information - INF 70

Order someone else's driving record or vehicle record for a purpose allowed by law. Can also be done online.

Request for Your Own Driver License/Identification Card (DL/ID) or Vehicle/Vessel Registration (VR) Information Record - INF 1125

Complete this form to request your own driving record or registration record.

To Secondary Schools Other Than California Schools - DL 33

Send to school to confirm completion of driver's ed & training if taken outside CA. Call or visit the DMV for form. Not available online.

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Verification for Reduced Fee Identification Card - DL 937

Proof of eligibility for ID card fee reduction. Available at public assistance agencies. Not available online.

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Title & Registration Forms

Affidavit of Non-Use - REG 5090

Send this form to the DMV when you plan to cancel a vehicle's insurance. Does not cancel registration.

Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates - REG 195

Application for a disability parking placard or license plate. Also used for temporary placard renewal or placard replacements.

Application For Duplicate or Paperless Title - REG 227

Request a duplicate title or paperless title. Transfer the requested title to a buyer.

Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents - REG 156

To request replacement license plates, registration stickers, disability placards & IDs, and registration documents.

Application for Vehicle License Fee Refund - REG 65

Use this form to request a registration fee refund if your car is totaled or not repairable.

Certificate of Non-Operation - REG 102

Notify the DMV that you do not or will not drive or park your vehicle on public streets so that you are not charged registration fees.

Disabled Person or Disabled Veteran License Plate Certification Form - REG 3060

Must complete this form to keep in your vehicle if you have a disabled person or disabled veteran license plate.

California Legacy License Plate Pre-Order Form - REG 17L

Form used to pre-order the legacy license plates scheduled for issue in January 2015.

Motorized Bicycle Instructions/Application - REG 230

Use to apply for or replace a motorized bicycle plate and ID, or to transfer ownership of motorized bycicle.

Notice of Change of Address - DMV 14

Notifies the DMV of your new address. Can be used to update your driver's license, registration and tags, and disability parking placards.

Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Certification - REG 4017

Apply for Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI). Also used to transfer ownership or add owner for trailers without titles.

Special Interest License Plate Application - REG 17

Application for special interest license plates connected to organizations or causes.

Statement of Construction - REG 5036

Form is required with registration application for custom-built vehicles and trailers.

Statement of Facts - REG 256

Used to provide additional information for other forms or to correct information on existing documents.

Year of Manufacture (YOM) License Plate Application - REG 352

Apply for permission to retain a vehicle's original license plates.

Buying & Selling Forms

Application for Salespersons License - OL 165

Apply for or renew your license to sell motor vehicles.

Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability - REG 138

Notifies the DMV that you have transferred/sold your vehicle to protect you until the buyer registers it in his name.

Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Certification - REG 4017

Apply for Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI). Also used to transfer ownership or add owner for trailers without titles.

Power of Attorney - REG 260

Grants power of attorney for someone to sell a vehicle on your behalf.

Bill of Sale - REG 135

Bill of sale for private transactions. Serves as receipt and proof of purchase.

Vehicle Emission System Statement (SMOG) - REG 139

Give this completed this form to your buyer if you car passed a smog inspection before you decided to sell it.

Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form - REG 262

Combination form for odometer disclosure, bill of sale, and power of attorney. Not available online. Contact the DMV for a copy.

Contact your local DMV

Ticket & Violations Forms

Driver License Record Correction Request - DL 207

Request the correction of inaccurate information about a traffic violation and/or conviction on your driving record.

Request for Driver Reexamination - DS 699

Submit this form to report a potentially unsafe driver.

Request for Record Information - INF 70

Order someone else's driving record or vehicle record for a purpose allowed by law. Can also be done online.

Request for Your Own Driver License/Identification Card (DL/ID) or Vehicle/Vessel Registration (VR) Information Record - INF 1125

Complete this form to request your own driving record or registration record.

Traffic Accident Record Correction Request - DL 208

Submit this form to request a correction on a car accident record.

Insurance Forms

Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California - SR 1

This report is required for accidents that caused any injuries, a death, or more than $750 in property damage.

Commercial Forms

10 Year History Record Check - DL 939

Include with CDL applications or renewals if you have had any driver's license in a different name OR a different state.

Application for Motor Carrier Permit - MC 706 M

Application and instructions for a permit to operate as a motor carrier.

Certificate of Driving Skill - DL 170

Form is filed with the DMV to certify your commercial vehicle driving skills as evaluated by an examiner. Only for those in ETP.

Commercial Driver License Application - DL 44C

Apply for, renew, or replace a CDL. Available by calling or going to the DMV. Not available for download.

Contact your local DMV

Declaration of Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)/Combined Gross Vehicle Weight (CGW) - REG 4008

Declaration of vehicle weight for commercial vehicles of at least 10,001 lbs. gross or combined gross vehicle weight (GVW/CGW).

Medical Examination Report - DL 51

Medical form must be submitted when applying for a CDL or other special vehicle classes, such as school buses or farm vehicles.

Military Forms

Extension of License for Person in Armed Forces - DL 236

This form is sent by the DMV to military personnel who request a renewal extenstion. Not available online.

Contact your local DMV

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Status of Forces Agreement - REG 5046

Form is for members of foreign militaries who are non-U.S. residents stationed in CA to apply for registration exemption.

Nonresident Military (NRM) Exemption Statement - REG 5045

Form allows military service members stationed in CA but not residents of CA to apply for a registration exemption.

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