California Department of Motor Vehicles: How to find what you’re looking for

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles can help you get everything you need, to prepare you for driving whether you’re a first time driver or have been driving your whole life. You can find your records or even the records of your spouse or child if you share the same address.

You can acquire records from:
In Person – After you have set up an appointment that falls between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday you can walk right into the office (address is the same as the official mailing address listed below.)  The DMV really cares about your time and will make any visit that is needed worth your time.

By mail – If you need more information and can not get to an office or to submit an official request by mail:
Department of Motor Vehicles
Office of Information Services
Public Operations Unit G199
P. O. Box 944247
Sacramento, California 94244-2470

If the question you wish to submit has to do with your driver’s license you can also contact the Department of motor vehicles at the following address:
Driver License Inquires
Department of Motor Vehicles
P.O. Box 942890
Sacramento, CA 94290-0001

Questions –to make an appointment at your local DMV call:
(For the official line live service in only available Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. with some exceptions.)
If you are currently out of the continent or the official line was out of service call:

For elderly or people who use a hearing aid or are hearing impaired the TTY line is:

Electronically –If you have more questions or you where seeking information that was not provided to you here you can contact the Department of Motor Vehicles at their official website:

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