Vehicle Registration Renewal (VFO)

DMV Virtual Vehicle Registration Renewal

Before you begin:

  • Find out if you are eligible to use DMV’s online vehicle registration renewal system. (If you are eligible, it will be faster to renew through that system than through DMV Virtual Field Office.)

  • If you find you are ineligible for the DMV online renewal system or placing your commercial vehicle on partial year registration (PYR), you may use DMV Virtual Office instead. Gather the following information / documents in order to use DMV Virtual Field Office:

    • Your license plate number
    • The last 5 digits of your vehicle identification number (VIN) or hull identification number (HIN) for a vessel/boat
    • A renewal notice confirming your current address
    • Smog inspection certification (if needed)

The DMV Virtual Field Office is designed for more complex transactions that would normally require a DMV Field Office visit. It is an interactive transaction with a DMV agent, conducted via email, phone, or chat.

To enter DMV Virtual Office, click the “Start” button above. To learn more about how your information is shared, visit How Information is Protected or Disclosed.

Additional Information

Registration renewals can vary based on circumstances. If your renewal needs require additional information or guidance, the following pages may help to answer your questions before you start your registration renewal transaction in DMV Virtual Office.

Registration-Related Fees

Renewal Fee Calculators

How to Renew a Vessel

Online Registration / Renewal FAQs

Step-by-step Video to Complete Transaction

Non-Commercial Renewals
Partial Year Renewals (English)
Partial Year Renewals (Spanish)