The DMV is the Department Of Motor Vehicles in California. They are the official organization who are in charge of making sure all vehicles used in California are legally and lawfully registered. They issue vehicle registration renewal notices to drivers in the mail. Vehicles can now be registered or re-registered online, on the official California DMV website. If you are not able to renew online, it can also be done at their office or via mail. All vehicles need to be re-registered before the expiry date on the renewal notice. Below is a guide on how to go to the official California DMV website to renew your vehicle online.

What You Will Need to Renew your Vehicle Online with the California DMV:

  • A Computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone
  • Internet access
  • Your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for a road vehicle or your HIN (Hull Identification Number) for a sea vehicle
  • A Smog certification needs to have been filed with the DMV
  • Your renewal notice must be attached to your current home address. If you have recently moved, you must go on to the DMV website and change your details there to make everything official.
  • Make sure you have a copy of your insurance for your vehicle.
  • A valid credit or debit card is needed.
  • Valid Email and contact information

Steps to to Renew your Vehicle Online with the California DMV:

  1. Copy and paste the following URL into your browser or if your system allows, click the link we have provided here:
  2. Click on the “Online Renewal of Vehicle Registration” link.
  3. Click on the ‘Go To Step 1’ link and enter the required information which is related to your vehicle or boat.
  4. Confirm the information and then enter the payment details needed. There is no additional costs for renewing your vehicle online.
  5. Once you do this, your confirmation of the transaction will be sent to your email and you will receive your sticker in the mail a few days later.

For the main DMV website, click the link here: