How do I register my vehicle?

All vehicle registrations are processed through the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

To register a vehicle in California:

  • Visit a local DMV office; the nearest is in Daly City at 1500 Sullivan Ave.
  • Present proof of ownership and a smog certificate.
  • Provide proof of your ID and car insurance.
  • Complete an Application for Title or Registration (Form REG 343).
  • Pay the registration fee, CHP fee, title fees, and taxes.
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