General Questions

1I did not receive or I have lost my DMV renewal notice. What can I do?
A DMV renewal notice or RIN are not required to renew your registration with RegisterMyCars.com. All you need is your license plate number, make and full VIN. Neither RegisterMyCars.com nor the DMV can issue replacement renewal notices or provide the original Renewal Identification Number (RIN).
2I have lost my registration card. How can I get a replacement?
Normally, you would need to go into a DMV field office, but RegisterMyCars.com can help you save time and avoid the DMV. Just click the start button to the left and follow the instructions. Your replacement registration card will shipped on the same business day and we also offer a same day e-copy or express shipping if you’re in a hurry.
3My license plate sticker is missing. How can I get a replacement sticker?
Normally, you would need to go into a DMV field office, but RegisterMyCars.com can help you save time and avoid the DMV. Just click the start button to the left and follow the instructions. Your replacement sticker will shipped on the same business day and we also offer a same day e-copy of your registration card and express shipping if you’re in a hurry. The DMV requires that you must be the registered owner to request a replacement sticker.
4I have lost my original title. How can I get a replacement vehicle title?
Normally, you would need to go into a DMV field office, but RegisterMyCars.com can help you save time and avoid the DMV. Just click the start button to the left and follow the instructions. RegisterMyCars will process your request by e-mailing you the required forms. Once you send the original forms back to RegisterMyCars, you will receive your official duplicate title from the DMV within 2-3 weeks.
5I paid the DMV and have not received my sticker. How long does it usually take?
If you completed your DMV registration through RegisterMyCars.com, it should take only a few days to receive your registration and sticker. If you paid your DMV registration renewal fees directly to the DMV, it may take up 4 to 6 weeks to receive your registration card and sticker. If it has been longer than 6 weeks, you could: • Order an official DMV replacement sticker and/or registration card through RegisterMyCars.com, or • Contact the California DMV at 800-777-0133, or • Visit a DMV field office

Additional Questions

1I am moving to California. How do I register my vehicle for the first time in California?
This process can only be handled through a DMV field office. Information can be found by clicking this DMV link: http://dmv.ca.gov/vr/newvehicle.htm. You may also contact the CA DMV at 800-777-0133 for additional information.
2Can I legally drive my vehicle if I have paid my DMV fees, but I still need a smog test?
You must possess a validated registration card and current sticker affixed to the license plate to operate the vehicle legally. You can visit a DMV field office and request a temporary operating or move permit before your operate the vehicle. The DMV will usually charge a fee for a temporary operating permit.
3How long do I have before I must notify the DMV of a vehicle purchase?
If you have purchased a vehicle registered in California, you will need to transfer the ownership within 10 days from the date of purchase. Penalties will be assessed if not transferred within 30 days. RegisterMyCars.com can help transfer your vehicle title today online without having to go the DMV. Just click the start button to the left and follow the instructions.

Additional Questions

1How do I locate my Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)?
The Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is located on your vehicle registration card and your vehicle title. The VIN is also located on the driver’s side dash-board, under the windshield and located on the driver’s side door jamb. This number is up to 17 digits in length and contains letters and numbers.
2One or both of my license plates are missing. How do I replace them?
If one or both of your license plates are missing, lost, stolen, or illegible, you must immediately visit a DMV filed office to replace them. More information can be found by clicking this link: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/vr/vr_info.htm#check
3My registration is suspended. How do I get the suspension removed?
Driver’s license transactions must be handled directly with the DMV. More information can be found at this DMV link: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#RENEW.
4How do I replace a lost driver’s license?
Driver’s license transactions must be handled directly with the DMV. More information can be found at this DMV link: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#duplicateID_DL.
5Where can I get additional DMV related information?
Helpful and useful DMV-related content is available at this link: http://www.dmv.com.