Ask the DMV – Online Services

Take care of your DMV business in the safest and fastest way: online

SACRAMENTO- Did you know that most things you need to do at the DMV can be done online? The DMV is encouraging Californians to access its expanded online services portal amid the rise of the omicron variant of COVID-19.

In addition to providing more services online, the DMV has accommodated customers in several ways during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the DMV announced the extension of commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, endorsements, and special certificates expiring between March 2020 and February 2022, until February 28, 2022.

Q1: I have a commercial driver’s license that is about to expire; how can i get it renewed?

A1: Renewing a commercial driver’s license previously required a visit to a DMV office. However, the DMV now offers most commercial driver’s license renewals online. Those who are eligible can simply renew their license at www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv-virtual-office/commercial-driver-license-renewal.

Eligible commercial drivers can upload the necessary documents, pay the required fees by credit or debit card, and then receive their new card within weeks. While most commercial drivers can renew their driver’s license online, some exemptions may require an appointment at a local office.

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Q2: I would prefer to visit the DMV in person, is that an option for me?

A2: California DMV offices are always open for business. To protect the health and safety of DMV employees and customers, the DMV requires everyone in its offices to wear a face covering, keep their distance, wash their hands frequently, and stay home if sick. . Customers are also asked to limit the number of family members accompanying them to an office to those necessary to complete a transaction, and to be patient while waiting to be served.

Additionally, Californians can use a DMV kiosk, with locations throughout the state often offering extended hours. At a kiosk, they can complete their vehicle registration renewal and print labels on the spot, submit proof of insurance, receive a driver or vehicle abstract, and much more. Customers can also visit DMV business partners to complete certain transactions in person. To learn more about your options, visit www.dmv.ca.gov and use the service advice tool.

For more information or answers to questions not listed here, please visit www.dmv.ca.gov.

Veronica J. Snell