DMV Helps Butte County Fire Victims at Disaster Recovery Center

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Sacramento, CA 95818
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November 15, 2018

Sacramento – The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is offering limited services free of charge to residents impacted by the Camp Fire at a Disaster Recovery Center in Butte County. The temporary center opens in Chico at 9 a.m. Friday, November 16, 2018.

Acting Governor Gavin Newsom issued an emergency proclamation authorizing fee and/or penalty waivers for wildfire victims in Butte County, which allows them to replace at no cost the following items if damaged due to the fire: duplicate driver licenses, identification cards, vehicle registration and title, and disabled person parking placards. In addition, fire victims can acquire substitute license plates and stickers, vehicle disposal paperwork, driver record printouts and process a change of address. These services are also available at local DMV field offices.

Disaster Recovery Center
Former Sears Building- Chico Mall
1982 E. 20th Street
Chico, CA 95928

November 16 – TBD
9 a.m.- 7 p.m.

The DMV is one of several state, local and federal agencies working together to provide services at this one-stop help center for residents impacted by the Camp Fire.

For additional information about the Disaster Recovery Centers, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website.

The DMV reminds customers that many transactions can be completed without visiting a field office, including vehicle registration and driver license renewals, and changing an address. Californians also can save time by filling out the driver license application online before they visit a field office. For more information about online services visit:

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