Departmet of Motor Vehicle - DMV


The California Department of Motor Vehicle’s vision is to be a recognized leader in public service. To accomplish this vision our mission is to serve the public by providing quality licensing and motor vehicle-related services.

The two functions of the DMV that most people are familiar with are registering vehicles and licensing their drivers. There are approximately 33 million registered vehicles in California with 23 million licensed drivers. However, the DMV maintains and oversees many other functions.

Other Major DMV Functions
•Recording ownership (certificate of title) of the vehicles DMV registers
•Maintaining driving records (accidents and convictions) of licensed drivers
•Issuing identification cards for individuals
•Registering and recording ownership of vessels
•Licensing and regulating driving and traffic violator schools and their instructors
•Licensing and regulating vehicle manufacturers, transporters, dealers, distributors, vehicle salespeople, and dismantlers
•Administering the Financial Responsibility Law
•Investigating consumer complaints
•Maintaining records in accordance with the law
•Collects approximately $6.5 billion in revenues annually

Type: State Umbrella Agency: State of California

Brandy Davis
Permit Coordinator - Buildings / Facilities / Central & Northern California Parks, California Film Commission - as of 7.16.2018 & 1.25.2019
7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 900, Hollywood, CA 90028
323.860.2960 x 106 phone 1
323.860.2972 fax

Tami Hastain
Executive Assistant - Deputy Director’s Office, Office of Public Affairs / Media Relations - California Department of Motor Vehicles
916.657.6438 phone 1


updated 1.6 & 8.2015 / 2.6.2017 / 2.21.2019 / 7.29.2019 lm

1 Location

Location ID Address
Department of Motor Vehicles - DMV - Various ... 10091957 Sacramento, CA