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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.

Bill of Sale - REG 135

Bill of sale serves as receipt and proof of purchase for private vehicle transactions in California.

Driver's License & ID Forms

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

Apply for a CA restricted driver's license, which you can use to drive to work, school, or medical appointments.

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

Use this form to determine your eligibility for mail-in renewal AND renew your California driver's license by mail (if eligible).

Driver License Record Correction Request - DL 207

Complete this form to request the correction of inaccurate information about a CA traffic violation and/or conviction on your driving record.

Notice of Change of Address - DMV 14

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

Physician's Health Report - DL 546A

Have your doctor fill out this form to get your medical certification for 45-foot motorhome endorsements AND/OR driving instructor qualifications in CA. 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 your California driver's license.

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

Form to cancel your CA driver's license/ID OR the driver's license of a minor who%u2019s in your custody or had your permission to apply.

Request for Record Information - INF 70

Order another Driver's CA driving record OR vehicle record for purposes 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 California driving record OR registration record.

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 in California.

Title & Registration Forms

Affidavit of Non-Use - REG 5090

Send this form to notify the CA DMV when you plan on cancelling a vehicle's insurance. This form does not cancel your car registration.

Application For Duplicate or Paperless Title - REG 227

Complete this form to request a duplicate CA title OR paperless title, which you can use while transferring ownership of a vehicle.

Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates - REG 195

Application for a California disability parking placard OR license plate. You can also use this form for temporary disability placard renewal or replacement.

Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents - REG 156

Request replacement license plates, registration stickers, disability placards, disability IDs, and registration documents in California.

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.

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 in CA.

California Legacy License Plate Pre-Order Form - REG 17

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

Certificate of Driving Skill - DL 170 ETP

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

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 AND keep it in your vehicle if you have a CA disabled person or disabled veteran license plate.

Motorized Bicycle Instructions/Application - REG 230

Use to apply for OR replace your CA motorized bicycle plate and ID, OR to transfer ownership of motorized bicycle

Nonresident Military (NRM) Exemption Statement - REG 5045

Complete this form to request registration exemption if you're a military service member stationed in CA but not a CA resident.

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

Use this form to apply for registration exemption if you're a non-U.S. resident, member of a foreign military, and stationed in CA.

Notice of Change of Address - DMV 14

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

Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability - REG 138

Notifies the CA DMV that you have transferred or sold your vehicle so you are not held liable for what occurs with or in the vehicle while the buyer is registering the car in their name.

Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Certification - REG 4017

Complete this form to apply for Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) in California. You can also use this form to transfer OR add ownership on trailers without titles.

Power of Attorney - REG 260

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

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 California driving record OR registration record.

Special Interest License Plate Application - REG 17

Complete this application to apply for special interest California license plates connected to organizations or causes.

Statement of Construction - REG 5036

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

Statement of Facts - REG 256

You can use this form to provide additional information for other California DMV forms OR to correct information on existing CA DMV documents.

Vehicle Emission System Statement (SMOG) - REG 139

Give this completed form to the buyer if your car passed a smog inspection in CA 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. You must contact the California DMV for a copy.

Contact your local DMV

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

Apply for permission to retain your vehicle's original license plates in CA.

Buying & Selling Forms

Application for Salespersons License - OL 165

Apply for OR renew your California license to sell motor vehicles.

Bill of Sale - REG 135

Bill of sale serves as receipt and proof of purchase for private vehicle transactions in California.

Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability - REG 138

Notifies the CA DMV that you have transferred or sold your vehicle so you are not held liable for what occurs with or in the vehicle while the buyer is registering the car in their name.

Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Certification - REG 4017

Complete this form to apply for Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) in California. You can also use this form to transfer OR add ownership on trailers without titles.

Power of Attorney - REG 260

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

Vehicle Emission System Statement (SMOG) - REG 139

Give this completed form to the buyer if your car passed a smog inspection in CA 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. You must contact the California DMV for a copy.

Contact your local DMV

Ticket & Violations Forms

Driver License Record Correction Request - DL 207

Complete this form to request the correction of inaccurate information about a CA traffic violation and/or conviction on your driving record.

Request for Driver Reexamination - DS 699

Submit this form to report a potentially unsafe driver in California.

Request for Record Information - INF 70

Order another Driver's CA driving record OR vehicle record for purposes 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 California driving record OR registration record.

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 in California.

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

Traffic Accident Record Correction Request - DL 208

Use this form to request a correction on a car accident record in CA.

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 California CDL applications and renewals if you%u2019ve held 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 CA permit to operate as a motor carrier.

Certificate of Driving Skill - DL 170 ETP

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

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

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

Medical Examination Report - MCSA-5876

You must submit this medical form when applying for a CDL OR other special vehicle classes (e.g. school buses or farm vehicles) in CA.

Report of Vision Examination - DL 62

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

Military Forms

Nonresident Military (NRM) Exemption Statement - REG 5045

Complete this form to request registration exemption if you're a military service member stationed in CA but not a CA resident.

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

Use this form to apply for registration exemption if you're a non-U.S. resident, member of a foreign military, and stationed in CA.

Disability Forms

Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates - REG 195

Application for a California disability parking placard OR license plate. You can also use this form for temporary disability placard renewal or replacement.

Notice of Change of Address - DMV 14

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

Voter Registration Forms

Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application - 76

If you're a U.S. citizen living out of your voting jurisdiction, use this form to register to vote AND/OR request an absentee ballot.

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