DMV Forms in California

CA Forms Library

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

REG 343
Application for Title or Registration
Use this form to apply for a title and register your vehicle when you buy a vehicle or move to the state.
REG 135
Bill of Sale
Bill of sale serves as receipt and proof of purchase for private vehicle transactions in California.

Driver's License & ID Forms

DL 691
Application for Non-Commercial Restricted Driver License for Financial Responsibility Actions
Apply for a CA restricted driver's license, which you can use to drive to work, school, or medical appointments.
DL 410 FO
California Driver License Renewal by Mail Eligibility Information
Use this form to determine your eligibility for mail-in renewal AND renew your California driver's license by mail (if eligible).
DL 207
Driver License Record Correction Request
Complete this form to request the correction of inaccurate information about a CA traffic violation and/or conviction on your driving record.
DMV 14
Notice of Change of Address
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.
DL 546A
Physician's Health Report
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.
DL 62
Report of Vision Examination
Vision examination form to be completed by a medical professional. May be required to apply for OR renew your California driver's license.
DL 142
Request for Cancellation or Surrender of a Driver License or Identification Card
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.
INF 70
Request for Record Information
Order another Driver's CA driving record OR vehicle record for purposes allowed by law. Can also be done online.
INF 1125
Request for Your Own Driver License/Identification Card (DL/ID) or Vehicle/Vessel Registration (VR) Information Record
Complete this form to request your own California driving record OR registration record.
INF 1301A
Requests for National Driver Register (NDR) Record Checks
Complete this form to request a National Driver Register (NDR) Record for yourself OR an employee in California.

Title & Registration Forms

REG 5090
Affidavit of Non-Use
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.
REG 227
Application For Duplicate or Paperless Title
Complete this form to request a duplicate CA title OR paperless title, which you can use while transferring ownership of a vehicle.
REG 195
Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates
Application for a California disability parking placard OR license plate. You can also use this form for temporary disability placard renewal or replacement.
REG 156
Application for Replacement Plates, Stickers, Documents
Request replacement license plates, registration stickers, disability placards, disability IDs, and registration documents in California.
REG 343
Application for Title or Registration
Use this form to apply for a title and register your vehicle when you buy a vehicle or move to the state.
REG 65
Application for Vehicle License Fee Refund
Use this form to request a registration fee refund if your car is totaled or not repairable in CA.
REG 17
California Legacy License Plate Pre-Order Form
Form used to pre-order the legacy license plates scheduled for issue in January 2015.
DL 170 ETP
Certificate of Driving Skill
Form is filed with the DMV to certify your commercial vehicle driving skills as evaluated by an examiner. Only for those in ETP.
REG 102
Certificate of Non-Operation
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.
REG 3060
Disabled Person or Disabled Veteran License Plate Certification Form
Must complete this form AND keep it in your vehicle if you have a CA disabled person or disabled veteran license plate.
REG 230
Motorized Bicycle Instructions/Application
Use to apply for OR replace your CA motorized bicycle plate and ID, OR to transfer ownership of motorized bicycle
REG 5045
Nonresident Military (NRM) Exemption Statement
Complete this form to request registration exemption if you're a military service member stationed in CA but not a CA resident.
REG 5046
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Status of Forces Agreement
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.
DMV 14
Notice of Change of Address
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.
REG 138
Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability
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.
REG 4017
Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Certification
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.
REG 260
Power of Attorney
Grants power of attorney for someone to sell a vehicle on your behalf in CA.
INF 1125
Request for Your Own Driver License/Identification Card (DL/ID) or Vehicle/Vessel Registration (VR) Information Record
Complete this form to request your own California driving record OR registration record.
REG 17
Special Interest License Plate Application
Complete this application to apply for special interest California license plates connected to organizations or causes.
REG 5036
Statement of Construction
Form is required with your registration application for custom-built vehicles and trailers in CA.
REG 256
Statement of Facts
You can use this form to provide additional information for other California DMV forms OR to correct information on existing CA DMV documents.
REG 139
Vehicle Emission System Statement (SMOG)
Give this completed form to the buyer if your car passed a smog inspection in CA before you decided to sell it.
REG 262
Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form
Combination form for odometer disclosure, bill of sale, and power of attorney. Not available online. You must contact the California DMV for a copy.
REG 352
Year of Manufacture (YOM) License Plate Application
Apply for permission to retain your vehicle's original license plates in CA.

Buying & Selling Forms

OL 165
Application for Salespersons License
Apply for OR renew your California license to sell motor vehicles.
REG 135
Bill of Sale
Bill of sale serves as receipt and proof of purchase for private vehicle transactions in California.
REG 138
Notice of Transfer and Release of Liability
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.
REG 4017
Permanent Trailer Identification (PTI) Certification
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.
REG 260
Power of Attorney
Grants power of attorney for someone to sell a vehicle on your behalf in CA.
REG 139
Vehicle Emission System Statement (SMOG)
Give this completed form to the buyer if your car passed a smog inspection in CA before you decided to sell it.
REG 262
Vehicle/Vessel Transfer and Reassignment Form
Combination form for odometer disclosure, bill of sale, and power of attorney. Not available online. You must contact the California DMV for a copy.

Ticket & Violations Forms

DL 207
Driver License Record Correction Request
Complete this form to request the correction of inaccurate information about a CA traffic violation and/or conviction on your driving record.
DS 699
Request for Driver Reexamination
Submit this form to report a potentially unsafe driver in California.
INF 70
Request for Record Information
Order another Driver's CA driving record OR vehicle record for purposes allowed by law. Can also be done online.
INF 1125
Request for Your Own Driver License/Identification Card (DL/ID) or Vehicle/Vessel Registration (VR) Information Record
Complete this form to request your own California driving record OR registration record.
INF 1301A
Requests for National Driver Register (NDR) Record Checks
Complete this form to request a National Driver Register (NDR) Record for yourself OR an employee in California.
INF 1301A
Requests for National Driver Register NDR Record Checks
DL 208
Traffic Accident Record Correction Request
Use this form to request a correction on a car accident record in CA.

Insurance Forms

SR 1
Report of Traffic Accident Occurring in California
This report is required for accidents that caused any injuries, a death, or more than $750 in property damage.

Commercial Forms

DL 939
10 Year History Record Check
Include with California CDL applications and renewals if you%u2019ve held any driver's license in a different name OR a different state.
MC 706 M
Application for Motor Carrier Permit
Application and instructions for a CA permit to operate as a motor carrier.
DL 170 ETP
Certificate of Driving Skill
Form is filed with the DMV to certify your commercial vehicle driving skills as evaluated by an examiner. Only for those in ETP.
REG 4008
Declaration of Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW)/Combined Gross Vehicle Weight (CGW)
Required disclosure of vehicle weight for commercial vehicles in California of at least 10,001 lbs. gross or combined gross vehicle weight (GVW/CGW).
MCSA-5876
Medical Examination Report
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.
DL 62
Report of Vision Examination
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

REG 5045
Nonresident Military (NRM) Exemption Statement
Complete this form to request registration exemption if you're a military service member stationed in CA but not a CA resident.
REG 5046
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Status of Forces Agreement
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

REG 195
Application for Disabled Person Placard or Plates
Application for a California disability parking placard OR license plate. You can also use this form for temporary disability placard renewal or replacement.
DMV 14
Notice of Change of Address
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

76
Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Request Federal Post Card Application
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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