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California Department of Motor Vehicles

Vehicle Registration Suspensions and Insurance Program

To use this online service you should have received a letter from the Department of Motor Vehicles stating your vehicle registration will be suspended in the near future or has already been suspended. Select the Insurance Inquiry button to begin. This will allow you to access the current status of your vehicle registration insurance and suspension, identify any outstanding requirements due, and provides a service option for submitting insurance information and/or payment, if required.

Before you begin, you must have:

  • License Plate Number and
  • The last five (5) characters of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • The letter you received from DMV with a Personal Identification Number (PIN).

You may also need:

  • Insurance documents - In order to submit insurance information through this online service, your Insurance Company must be participating in the voluntary online verification process.
  • Payment (See options below)

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**When entering your account number do not include the check number**
Business checks are not eligible for e-checking

OR ATM/debit card from any of the following participating networks:

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OR One of the following credit cards:Images of credit cards

No additional fee is charged for paying your reinstatement fee online.

NOTE: If you are using version 4 of either Netscape Navigator or Netscape Communicator, you may not be able to print the confirmation page. We strongly suggest you upgrade from version 4 to a newer version or use a different browser to complete this transaction. You can find upgrade information here.